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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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    A tale of two kitties

    Meet Rudolph and Jingle, two kittens who suffered from severe eye problems when they were brought to the Florida Keys SPCA in late 2011, and read about their journey to both health and a loving home.

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    Stay awhile

    Cenna, a shepherd mix up for adoption, is surrounded by his buddies in an outdoor play yard at Camp K9. Dogs at Linda Candler’s facility are a mix of owned pets who are day campers, grooming clients, and foster dogs up for adoption.

    Camp K9 provides rest for the weary and romps for the feisty

    Camp K9 in Indiana provides a fun and comfortable place for a varying mix of day campers, grooming customers and foster dogs to romp, rest and play together.

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    Roadside extraction

    Rowdy Shaw and Adam Parascandola of The HSUS help carry a sedated tiger from Mississippi’s Collins Zoo to a transport carrier. She was among three tigers, two cougars, two leopards, two wolf hybrids, and a macaque who were rescued from the unaccredited roadside facility.

    A cooperative effort rehomes neglected exotics to sanctuaries equipped to care for them

    A cooperative effort rehomes neglected exotics kept in an unaccredited roadside zoo to sanctuaries equipped to care for them.

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