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    Better together

    Innovative house call program helps elderly New Yorkers keep their pets

    Being forced to part with a beloved pet is a legitimate fear for seniors who are struggling to meet their animal’s daily care needs and can’t afford to pay for dog walking or other pet-related services.

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    Smart lending practices

    A little technology and methodology can help protect your investment in TNR equipment

    At any given time, an organization may have anywhere from dozens to hundreds of traps in circulation.

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Animal Sheltering

Magazine - Summer 2018

Fostering progress in animal welfare

The Humane Society of the United States’ Animal Sheltering works to create a world where people and animals thrive, living happy, healthy lives together by focusing on key areas of impact:

Addressing solvable behavior, pet care issues and housing-related problems to Keep Pets in Homes. Striving to Protect Cats by promoting innovative tools for managing cats wherever they live.

Reaching Underserved Communities by increasing access to pet care and wellness services and information.

And working to Increase Adoptions for pets already in shelters and rescue groups.

In this issue: Getting to know your community means getting outside your own four walls; a major push to help animals in Puerto Rico; taking effective evidentiary photos in cruelty cases; a rescuer argues for setting aside labels to make more of an impact for animals; why maintaining shelter animals’ emotional health is so important; and more.

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    Keeping them hoppy

    Washington Humane Society volunteer Carlin Abbitt has started using a harness to take the shelter bunnies outside for exercise.

    Taking rabbits for a walk

    Carlin Abbitt grew up with a menagerie of animals in and around her home, and when she began volunteering at the Washington Humane Society in the District of Columbia, she found a new group of critters to care for.

    She noticed that while the cats had their proponents and the dogs had theirs, the small animals didn’t get as much action. “I think that a lot of people just aren’t used to small animals like I am,” she says. So as she stayed, she began gravitating toward the little guys more and more often, trying to provide them with more fun and enrichment.

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    Her casa is their casa

    Honey, an older pit bull with a damaged lip, was initially frightened when rescuers found her during a raid in July on a dogfighting operation in Gary, Ind. She blossomed into a sweetheart, thanks to love and attention provided by Casa Del Toro Pit Bull Education and Rescue volunteers.

    Kennel enrichment program makes Indiana shelter dogs happier, more adoptable

    When The HSUS ’s Animal Rescue Team and local law enforcement raided a Gary, Ind., dogfighting operation last July, they found dogs stashed everywhere.

    Some were crated in the kitchen of a trashed house where the occupants had been cooking crack cocaine on the stove. Others languished in feces-laden crates in the basement or outside in the muddy yard. Still others were confined to rusted cages or filthy crates stacked on top of each other inside a decrepit shed, where boarded-up windows blocked out all light.

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    Doing a world of good

    Spay Day events in 2011 included The HSUS teaming with the ASPCA and the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals to provide free spay/neuter, cat and dog food, vaccinations, and microchips to pet owners in Manhattan's Lower East Side.

    A new name reflects an annual spay/neuter initiative’s scope

    It started 18 years ago as Spay Day USA , but The HSUS’s annual campaign to call attention to the importance of spay/neuter has always included participants from around the world. Run in cooperation with The HSUS’s global affiliate, Humane Society International (HSI), the event last year attracted participants from 46 countries. And now, its name will reflect that global scope.

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    Building a wall

    “Wall of Love” raises big bucks for the Asheville Humane Society

    On Sept. 14, 2010—the opening day of the Asheville Humane Society’s new adoption and education center—a wide-eyed young boy approached the reception desk and asked, “Are those dogs available for adoption?”

    Mounted on the walls behind the reception area, groups of tiles picturing a variety of dogs had caught his eye.

    “No, they aren’t available for adoption,” the receptionist explained with a smile. “Those pets belong to people who love them so much, they created our ‘Wall of Love’ to help all the animals find homes.”

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    Baby, it's cold outside

    <em>Animal Sheltering</em> magazine January/February 2012

    Download this Mouthpiece for tips on keeping pets warm in cold weather

    Keeping your pet warm doesn't have to mean putting him in embarassing sweaters. Download this Mouthpiece to give your community practical tips on keeping their pets safe and warm during cold weather.

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    Ambassador of adorable

    Nikki’s damaged ears haven’t ruined her looks. The pooch has become an ambassador for victims of dogfighting, and a powerful face in the struggle against animal cruelty.

    Pit bull mix survives ordeal to become humane education superstar

    Pit bull-boxer mix Nikki is a lover, not a fighter—but had the SPCA of Tampa Bay not intervened, she might have turned out differently.

    Nikki was picked up by humane officer Jill Purl in January 2011 when she was only 8 to 10 weeks old. She and her mother had been stolen, but her owner had found her again—tied up alone in a neighborhood backyard, with tiny rubber bands wrapped so tightly around her ears that they had sliced deeply into her flesh. Her ears were actually rotting off her head, and her mother was nowhere to be found.

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