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Answering the calls of the wild

No wildlife call is too small for the Animal Welfare League of Arlington

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    Answering the calls of the wild

    Fox in the yard? Bat in the bedroom? Injured bird in the road? No call is too small for the Animal Welfare League of Arlington

    In suburban Northern Virginia, the Animal Welfare League of Arlington’s service calls are an even split between domestic and wild animals. Pledged to resolve all human-animal conflicts safely and humanely, AWLA staff find daily ways to promote peaceful coexistence among all the region’s creatures.

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    This 'little' piggy

    They don’t actually exist, but that doesn’t stop “mini” pigs from showing up at shelters

    Deceptive breeders, naive buyers and the pet pig fad among celebrities—pop princesses and famous athletes, we’re looking at you—are causing shelters’ and sanctuaries’ porcine populations to skyrocket. Here’s how to care for smart, strong-willed pigs in a shelter environment and help wannabe pig parents make smart decisions.

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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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    Cats are from Mars?

    In My Cat from Hell’s premiere episode, Jackson Galaxy helped Matt make peace with fiancée Amanda’s cats.

    TV star and kitty sage helps the planets align for peaceful feline-human relations

    Jackson Galaxy set out to be a musician, but wound up a cat behavior guru and the star of Animal Planet’s My Cat From Hell. The patron saint of conflicted cats discusses his career and shares his insights into the workings of the feline mind.

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    Out of the past

    Updating your animal control ordinance

    An up-to-date, comprehensive animal control ordinance lets pet owners know what’s expected of them and sets the tone for the community’s attitude toward pets, their guardians, and public safety. Ready to assess and update your local ordinance? Read on.

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    Just the facts, ma'am

    Eucalyptus, an adoptable dog at the Washington Animal Rescue League, and Lisa Henderson, an assistant in WARL ’s behavior and training department, participate in a Match-Up II training session.

    Online behavioral evaluation program gives shelters a new way to assess dogs

    Dog evaluations are sometimes treated as more of an art than a science, but the Match-Up II Shelter Dog Rehoming Program aims to eliminate the guesswork by focusing on behavioral facts and the uniqueness of each dog.

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