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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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    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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