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Planting the seeds of TNR

Empowering everyday people to tackle the community cat challenge

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    How far can fostering go?

    A new vision for sheltering is trending—and being tested—around the country

    Recognizing that most animals do best in a home environment, shelters are testing the limits of high-volume foster care programs and teaching other shelters to ramp up their efforts to get more animals into foster homes. Could the future of sheltering be all around us?

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    Nurturing the roots of TNR

    With a small investment, shelters can empower everyday people to tackle the community cat challenge

    If your shelter doesn’t have a trap-neuter-return program, you may think you have little to offer the people who call about unowned cats in their backyards and neighborhoods. But there are many ways shelters can facilitate today’s TNR and plant the seeds of tomorrow’s high-impact programs without spending a dime.

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Animal Sheltering

Magazine - Fall 2019

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

    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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