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Animal Sheltering is for everyone who cares about the animals in their community—from shelter directors and animal care and control officers to kennel staff, volunteers, and private individuals working as activists, breed rescuers, wildlife rehabbers, veterinarians and more.

Content by Animal Sheltering

  • Magazine Article

    We stand up for the five freedoms

    <em>Animal Sheltering</em> magazine Spring 2018

    Download this Mouthpiece to show your shelter is committed to providing the five freedoms

    The Five Freedoms is an animal welfare standard developed by the U.K. Farm Animal Welfare Council and adapted by the Association of Shelter Veterinarians for pets in shelters. Download this Mouthpiece to show your community that your shelter is commited to providing your animals with the five freedoms.

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  • Magazine Article

    Worth the wait

    The HSUS rescued more than 60 dogs and puppies from a “hog-dog” fighting operation in Alabama in January 2015.

    She and her friend Ivan came from a “hog-dog” fighting operation, where dogs are set loose on trapped hogs in bloody fights while spectators cheer and place bets. Ann was a breeding dog, forced to birth litter after litter for this cruel bloodsport. She and Ivan had never experienced the joy of walks or a warm bed or a treat. They didn’t know what love was.

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  • Blog Post

    Animal Sheltering’s best of 2017

    We break down this year’s best and most popular pages

    The Animal Sheltering magazine, blog and Animal Care Expo team is small but mighty. Made up of public policy specialists, animal experts and advocacy journalists, many of us are community cat caretakers, rescue volunteers, adopters ourselves. We’re all passionate about helping you better the lives of the people and pets in your community.

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  • Magazine Article

    Shower me with love, not germs

    Animal Sheltering magazine Winter 2017-2018

    Download this Mouthpiece to encourage shelter visitors to sanitize their hands frequently to avoid spreading disease.

    People don't realize how easily disease can spread in a shelter environment. Download this Mouthpiece to encourage shelter visitors to wash their hands.

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

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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 asm@humanesociety.org.

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  • Magazine Article

    Shaping kinder kids, Part III: Have you heard the Kind News?

    Students at an after-school program in Brooklyn dive into an issue of Kind News.  The eight-page magazine for K-6 children teaches empathy and critical thinking.

    Nonprofit reaches kids with a humane message

    As animal welfare leaders continue to push the sheltering and rescue field into the future, finding new strategies to tackle the roots of animal homelessness and cruelty, it pays to keep in mind that kindness has roots as well.

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