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Older and wiser, the retirement set can be great resource for shelters'and vice versa.
When a new breed-specific ordinance in Omaha threatened to undo all the work the Nebraska Humane Society had put into trying to place some of the shelter's pit bulls and pit bull mixes, the organization made the best of an unfortunate situation.
Once disparaged as "mongrels," mixed-breed dogs are actually the ultimate hybrids'each one like a purebred unto itself. Shelters might do well to follow the example of boutique stores and let the public know that their available mutts are really something unique'a treat for true dog lovers.
- On the Road Again
- Trotting on Empty
- Show me the Money: Bright Leashes, Big City
- To the Rescue: Next Time, Use the Door
- Field Trip: Parting the Waters
- Survey Says ... Get a Cat!
The "101" Department: Risky Business
Finding insurance can be tough for shelters and rescue groups, but here's how to convince companies that you're a safe bet.
Q & A: Unchained
Haunted by scenes of neglect and cruelty she'd witnessed as a result of pets being chained for long periods'sometimes until they starved to death'Paulette Dean, executive director of the Danville Area Humane Society, was determined to end the practice in her Virginia community.
Humane Law Forum: "Do Not Adopt"? More Like "Do Not Forward"
Animal welfare advocates and shelter staff may have the best of intentions when they forward an e-mailed "DNA" (Do Not Adopt) recommendation. But doing so can test the limits of free speech and even stray into illegality, possibly leading to claims of defamation, libel, or slander.
Volunteer Management: Take Time for Training
Barking, nipping, excitability—they’re behavioral issues that are classic turnoffs to would-be adopters. But what’s behind them could be more of a turn-on for those seeking highenergy dogs for sporting competitions and other performance-oriented activities.
Off Leash: Meet the REAL Slum Dogs of India
During a trip to India, British photographer Eloise Leyden stumbled upon Tree of Life for Animals, a nonprofit that cares for former street dogs at its sanctuary in Pushkar. The people (and canines) she met there played a role in the creation of her photography book, Slum Dogs of India.