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  • Seeking Solutions in the Golden State

    A California state-wide stakeholders group, formed in the wake of the budget crunch, takes a hard look at how well sheltering policies and practices are working, and comes up with useful recommendations for organizations in California and across the country.

  • Minding the Gap

    Best Friends Animal Society conducted opinion surveys in 2013 to find out where American public stands on shelter pets. The results were a mixed bag, showing that while people generally believe shelter pets are lovable, there are still some barriers to adoption. What's more, most Americans vastl;y underestimate the number of animals still euthanized in shelters.

  • Another Myth Bites the Dust

    The ASPCA looks into the pets-as-gifts phenomenon and finds little to fear.

  • All Aboard the Train(ing)

    Everyone makes mistakes, but in a shelter, mistakes can cost lives. Find out how an employee survey helped one shelter develop an employee training plan to allow its staff to succeed on the job and avoid much-feared errors.

  • Culture Corner

    The July-August 2012 installment of Animal Sheltering’s Culture Corner highlights books, films, and even a family game, that will intrigue animal lovers.

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  • Shelter Diagnostic System

    This is an assessment tool designed to help private and public animal shelters run better by surveying employees and making specific recommendations based on survey results.


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