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Protecting the protectors

Safety protocols for rescues are critical—for both people and animals

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    Helping hands across the island

    In a huge collaborative effort, an HSUS-led coalition brings veterinary services to the pets of Puerto Rico

    The pet owners of Puerto Rico have welcomed Spayathon™ with open arms, arriving early and waiting for hours to get their animals sterilized and vaccinated. The unprecedented initiative, spearheaded by the Humane Society of the United States, has serviced thousands of pets and produced nearly as many heartwarming stories.

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    Smart moves for winning grants

    Foundation funding can take your programs from good to great, but it takes more than a big idea to walk away with the cash

    The money is out there, but the competition is fierce. While there are plenty of foundations making grants available to animal welfare groups, you need more than good intentions (or dumb luck) to tap into this funding source.

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Animal Sheltering

Magazine - Spring 2019

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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    Positive evolution

    Gary Sullivan, a veterinary student at louisiana State university, helps examine a dog in houma, la., following hurricane gustav. dr. Wendy Wolfson, director of the lSu shelter medicine program, took three students and a mobile unit to houma following the hurricane, which left local veterinarians without power for several days.

    Shelter-vet school relationships change with the times

    From dramatic changes in curriculum to new partnerships with local shelters, veterinary schools nationwide are making positive changes to keep pace with the times and public opinion.

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    Pet of the month

    Rik and Lyn Meyers, with their dogs Nala and Lika, collect votes for pet photos submitted for a fundraising calendar to support Headwaters Animal Shelter in Park Rapids, Minn.

    Calendar fundraiser nets thousands of dollars for small-town shelter each year

    Get the lowdown on how a small-town shelter nets thousands of dollars from an annual calendar fundraiser.

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    East side, west side

    Not every case attracts the media like the Bengal tiger kept in a Harlem apartment, but Mike Pastore of Animal Care & Control of New York City says there’s satisfaction to be gained from helping ordinary animals as well. Helping examine a much smaller cat is veterinary consultant Dr. Stephanie Janeczko.

    All around the town, New York official sees chances to help animals

    In this interview, Mike Pastore discusses some of the unique opportunities and challenges he faces as the director of operations for Animal Care & Control of New York City.

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