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Over the last three decades, Animal Sheltering magazine has grown from a short newsletter into the robust publication it is today.

Animal Sheltering magazine turns 30 this year

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It was in 1978 that Phyllis Wright, former director of The Humane Society of the United States’ Companion Animals section, conceived of a newsletter for shelter folks. This publication, then known as Shelter Sense, would enable the field to share ideas, pass along best practices, and would serve as a venue for the news affecting animal shelters and animal control agencies around the country.

Over three decades and through the work of many dedicated editors and writers at The HSUS, the publication that started out as a short newsletter has grown into the magazine you’re holding now. But while Animal Sheltering has certainly gotten bigger and brighter, our goals have stayed the same.

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