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Animal Care Expo session submission

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  • Feature Article

    Sheltering people and pets

    The Jackson Galaxy Project and 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.


Tools and resources

  • Magazine Article

    The dark side of the coop

    For shelters and rescues taking in chickens, the quest for backyard eggs isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

    "We have three chickens,” reads the email, one of many that routinely land in Mary Britton Clouse’s inbox. “Somehow they all got frostbitten when they were a couple months old. One is missing every claw, one is missing feet, and [one] is missing feet and shanks. We were wondering if you guys could take them in.”

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  • Magazine Article

    Who's afraid of a big black cat?

    Shelters shed long-held Halloween fears and celebrate their black beauties

    Black cats are unlucky. They live with witches and satanists. They embody evil. And heaven forbid one ever crosses your path.

    These silly superstitions are unfounded, of course. But have you been buying into a different set of myths about black cats?

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  • Magazine Article

    Crunching the numbers

    Faunalytics founder Che Green explains how data can boost shelters’ effectiveness

    Last year, the Maryland SPCA faced a 10-pound challenge named Lilly. The newly arrived cat was stressed out and aggressive with shelter workers. After nearly three weeks, her behavior showed no improvement, and her chance at adoption was slipping away.

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  • Magazine Article

    Black is the new black

    Download this Mouthpiece to encourage adopters to consider black cats

    Black cats are often overlooked. Download this Mouthpiece to encourage adopters to consider black cats.

    Browse additional Mouthpieces designed to aid your community outreach. To submit a PSA your organization designed, contact us at

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  • Magazine Article

    Greener pastures

    Taryn Hillman, an administrative assistant at the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center, leads a horse through a training exercise.

    Equine facility provides safe haven for abused and neglected animals

    When the trailer finally pulled to a stop, the horses shuffled nervously as the rear door rolled open. One by one they exited the trailer, hooves clopping slowly down the metal ramp. The place they’d come to wasn’t home, but it was just as good—a resting place where wounds, both visible and hidden, could be healed.

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  • Magazine Article

    Shining a light on puppy mills

    Wayne Pacelle and his adopted dog, Lily.

    The HSUS’s annual Horrible Hundred reports, based on federal and state inspections of commercial animal breeders, provide a window into some of the nation’s most retrograde puppy mills. 

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