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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

    Do you want chips with those tips?

    Weighing the costs and benefits of microchips for community cats

    When Feral Freedom launched the first large-scale return-to-field program in Jacksonville, Florida, nearly a decade ago, many people in the animal welfare world were skeptical of the new approach. At the time, nearly all trap-neuter-return (TNR) programs worked closely with colony caretakers to capture and sterilize the cats; under the Feral Freedom model, healthy feral cats brought into the shelter would be neutered and returned to their territory whether or not a caretaker was identified.

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Animal Sheltering

Magazine - Winter 2017-2018

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.

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.


Tools and Resources

  • Magazine Article

    The kids are all right

    Kasey Martini gives a kitten a better view of things during a Rescue U project in Braxton County, W.Va.

    Rescue U connects college students to shelters in need

    Founded in 2006, Rescue U is a unique program that sends college students from around the country to do repairs and construction work at shelters that have requested help.

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  • Magazine Article

    The great skunk debunk

    The HSUS answers town’s call for help

    After consulting with staff members at The HSUS’s Cape Wildlife Center, residents in a Massachusetts town end up with fewer conflicts with and a greater understanding of the skunks that had “overrun” their town.

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  • Magazine Article

    Shooting the small fry

    The little guys have personalities, too! Make sure your photos of them show it.

    Here are some quick tips on taking photographs that do justice to the unique personalities and charming good looks of the mice, hamsters, and other small animals available for adoption at your shelter.

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  • Magazine Article

    Picture this

    Pet portrait fundraiser nets thousands of dollars for California animal welfare organizations

    Combining her skill as a photographer and affection for dogs, Linnea Lenkus held a pet portrait fundraiser that netted thousands of dollars for California animal welfare organizations.

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  • Magazine Article

    Law, order, and animal welfare

    Nicole Montano says her position as lead animal protection officer in Spokane County is perfect for her because it allows her to pursue her passions for law enforcement and animal welfare. She helped secure the first felony dogfighting conviction in Washington state.

    Officer in Washington state says her job combines her passions

    Following her two passions—law enforcement and animal welfare—leads an animal control officer to help secure the first felony dogfighting conviction in Washington state.

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  • Magazine Article

    Helping animals find a new place in the sun

    Kennel technician Heather Fair trades smiles with Mesha, a Siberian husky, while adoption counselor David Montgomery cares for Lola, a pit bull mix, in the Grace Pavilion’s lobby.

    Florida shelter puts out welcome sign for scores of rescued and displaced pets

    Find out how a Florida shelter strives to help as many animals as it can through its emergency relief, spay/neuter, and feral cat programs.

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