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Animal Care Expo 2019

Welcome session entertainer Hal Sparks

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  • Feature Article

    Bunny days ahead

    In many shelters, rabbit care is improving by leaps and bounds

    Rabbits were once relegated to back rooms in animal shelters, with care that was woefully inadequate by today’s standards. Now, as shelters’ and rescues’ knowledge and resources expand, bunny care is leaping into the modern age.

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    Can’t we all just get along?

    Why public and private animal welfare organizations have a moral obligation to work together

    While public and private animal welfare organizations have historically had a hard time getting along, animal homelessness requires a community solution. We check in with two public and private shelter leaders who put their differences aside for the sake of a shared mission.

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Animal Sheltering

Magazine - Winter 2018

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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  • Magazine Article

    Worth the risk

    Got people lining up to volunteer for your organization? They’ll bring a ton of great assistance, but they may also present some liability risks. Fear not—they’re risks you can manage with the right approach.

    Volunteers keep many an organization running, but they bring potential liabilities

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    Got people lining up to volunteer for your organization? They’ll bring a ton of great assistance, but they may also present some liability risks. Fear not—they’re risks you can manage with the right approach.

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    A gentle kind of cat care

    Cats are invariably stressed out when they enter a shelter because they can’t escape or hide, and don’t know what’s going to happen next. Gentling techniques can help ease their anxiety, which improves their physical health as well.

    Reducing anxiety, frustration, and URI in shelter cats

    Researcher Nadine Gourkow developed a unique scale to assess emotional states in shelter cats and confirmed that mental stimulation and gentling techniques both improve cats’ emotional well-being and reduce the incidence of URI.

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    The kids are all right

    Kasey Martini gives a kitten a better view of things during a Rescue U project in Braxton County, W.Va.

    Rescue U connects college students to shelters in need

    Founded in 2006, Rescue U is a unique program that sends college students from around the country to do repairs and construction work at shelters that have requested help.

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