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  • Feature Article

    Sheltering people and pets

    The Jackson Galaxy Project and GreaterGood.org retrofit shelters for vulnerable families

    Seventy-one percent of women who own pets and enter domestic violence shelters report that their abuser threatened, harmed or killed their pet as a form of psychological control—yet less than 3 percent of those shelters allow pets in the U.S.

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  • Feature Article

    The little clinic that could

    Animal Care Expo legacy is still going strong at a West Virginia spay/neuter clinic

    As Donna Spencer tells it, one of her most life-altering experiences took place 22 years ago during a visit to Las Vegas.

    She didn’t win (or lose) a fortune at the casinos or get married at a drive-through chapel. What Spencer did in Vegas was even more meaningful, and it would impact countless lives in the years to come.

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Animal Sheltering

Magazine - Spring 2018

Fostering progress in animal welfare

The Humane Society of the United States’ Animal Sheltering works to create a world where people and animals thrive, living happy, healthy lives together by focusing on key areas of impact:

Addressing solvable behavior, pet care issues and housing-related problems to Keep Pets in Homes. Striving to Protect Cats by promoting innovative tools for managing cats wherever they live.

Reaching Underserved Communities by increasing access to pet care and wellness services and information.

And working to Increase Adoptions for pets already in shelters and rescue groups.

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  • Magazine Article

    Not your mother’s animal shelter

    After decades of innovation, sheltering has progressed far beyond its ‘dog pound’ roots

    Some longtime animal welfare professionals can remember the days of tiny cinderblock shelters hidden away from the community, bare concrete kennels and unthinkable euthanasia rates. Decades later, shelters leading the field are innovative, creative community centers that tackle animal homelessness at the roots and boast vastly improved live-release rates. How did we get here—and where will we go next?

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    Making the grade

    Members of the Boys & Girls Club are all smiles after making dog toys at the Humane Society of Broward County.

    Florida shelter achieves high marks in humane education

    A humane education program that pays for itself?

    It’s not a pipe dream, says Caroline Crane, vice president of education at the Humane Society of Broward County in Florida.

    The open-admission shelter reaches tens of thousands of children and adults in the community each year through its rich roster of educational programs—all while generating more than $160,000 in direct revenue.

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  • Magazine Article

    Fired up

    Justin Davis, a K-9 handler for the city arson bureau in San Antonio, Texas, says his former shelter dog Kai is a bundle of energy who’s found a great outlet in arson investigation.

    Former shelter dogs train to sniff out suspected arsons

    A stray found roaming the streets of Bloomington, Illinois, in 2009, Kai didn’t make the best first impression.

    “I thought she was crazy,” says Justin Davis, an instructor for the San Antonio Fire Training Academy in Texas and K-9 handler for the city’s arson bureau. “I didn’t know what I had gotten into or how it was going to work out. She was like lightning out of her crate. She was off the walls and all over the place.”

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  • Magazine Article

    Sheltering people and pets

    Safe Haven will help protect families of domestic violence survivors.

    The Jackson Galaxy Project and GreaterGood.org retrofit shelters for vulnerable families

    Violence against animals often portends violence against people, but for women experiencing domestic abuse, the two can be one and the same. Seventy-one percent of women who own pets and enter domestic violence shelters report that their abuser threatened, harmed or killed their pet as a form of psychological control—yet less than 3 percent of those shelters allow pets in the U.S.

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  • Magazine Article

    Ar-cat-ecture for animals

    "White Jack" by Abramson Teiger Architects: "The form allows the cat to climb through it like a habitat ... [it's] like a piece of interactive art where the cat becomes part of the art."

    Architects design community cat shelters for a cause

    If you were drawing a Venn diagram, you likely wouldn’t have “community cat shelter” and “iconic modernist design” overlap. Yet last October, the Herman Miller Showroom in Culver City, California—namesake of Herman Miller, the furniture manufacturer credited with instantly recognizable designs like the Eames lounge chair—showcased cat shelters designed, built and donated by local architects and designers.

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  • Magazine Article

    A day in the life: Antonia Gardner

    Wildlife veterinarian bids farewell to the old year at the South Florida Wildlife Center

    South Florida Wildlife Center (SFWC) in Fort Lauderdale may not rank as a New Year’s Eve hotspot, but for medical director and veterinarian Antonia Gardner, it’s a fitting place to pay tribute to “auld acquaintance” and to welcome new faces. The center, an HSUS affiliate, is open 365 days a year and takes in more than 12,000 animals annually. For SFWC’s dedicated staff and volunteers, this means a constant cycle of caring for the sick, injured or orphaned while saying farewell to the healthy and healed before they’re returned to their wild habitats.

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