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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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Chelsea Jones/Animal Welfare League of Arlington

  • Feature Article

    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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  • Magazine Article

    Bringing sexing back

    How to tell the guinea girls from the guinea boys

    Here’s an overview of the impressive reproductive capacity of guinea pigs and some tips for telling the guinea girls from the guinea boys.

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  • Magazine Article

    Your smile could save a life

    <em>Animal Sheltering</em> magazine July/August 2012

    Download this Mouthpiece to remember that people can help you save more lives

    We all have bad days and sometimes people can do awful things. Download this Mouthpiece to remember that people are also the key to saving more lives and that a smile and open attitude can go a long way in reaching that goal.

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    Friends ... with benefits

    Columbia Animal Services superintendent Marli Drum says her shelter’s partnership with the Animal Mission is working, as the shelter’s intake and euthanasia rates are on track to go down for the third year in a row. A Mardi Gras/Dog Parade event benefiting the Animal Mission took place in February.

    Shelters and 'friends of' groups team up for success

    “Friends of the shelter” groups can be a major boon for many agencies, but successful partnerships require a clear delineation of roles and responsibilities. See how several shelters have been able to maintain beautiful friendships.

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