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  • A Little Help for Our Little Friends

    In the March/April 2014 cover story, read how putting the spotlight on your little critters by posting colorful photos, giving them fun names, and placing them in high-traffic areas are just a few ways to boost small-animal adoption rates.

  • Bringing Sexing Back

    Here’s an overview of the impressive reproductive capacity of guinea pigs and some tips for telling the guinea girls from the guinea boys.

  • Shooting the Small Fry

    Here are some quick tips on taking photographs that do justice to the unique personalities and charming good looks of the mice, hamsters, and other small animals available for adoption at your shelter.

  • Keeping Them Hoppy

    Determined to give shelter rabbits their fair share of attention, volunteer Carlin Abbitt started using a harness to take bunnies outside for a change of scenery and some exercise.

  • That Gnawing Feeling

    A young girl brings home a pregnant pet rat from school and sets in motion a chain of events that would eventually lead to the rescue of 2,000 rodents from a home in California.

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