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Animal Sheltering magazine September/October 2015: Table of Contents

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    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

    Web Exclusives

    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

    Web Exclusives

    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

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    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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  • Magazine Article

    Answering the call

    Wayne Pacelle and his adopted dog, Lily.

    Winter 2017-2018

    Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, each born in the Atlantic in late summer, upended the lives of millions of people and animals. The scouring winds and unstoppable storm surges these hurricanes unleashed tested not just the resilience of the people of Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, but also their survival skills. Two of the storms also flattened other parts of the Caribbean, including the British Virgin Islands.

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  • Magazine Article

    Positive politics

    Soon after a New Hampshire law on contagious animals was amended,  Mr. Sassy debuted on the adoption floor at the Monadnock Humane Society.

    When a bad law was affecting good cats, New Hampshire animal advocates lobbied for change

    Winter 2017-2018

    In June, a 5-year-old gray tabby named Mr. Sassy quietly transitioned from a holding cage at the Monadnock Humane Society to a space on the adoption floor. Despite the lack of fanfare, for shelter staff and volunteers who had lobbied to give cats like him a chance, it was a momentous occasion—and a reminder that the work of saving lives doesn’t occur in a political vacuum.

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  • Magazine Article

    Easy riders

    To reduce cats’ stress during transport, Second Chance Animal Services in Massachusetts recommends filling their crates with familiar items.

    When transporting cats, battle stress with familiarity

    Winter 2017-2018

    Have you ever seen the internet meme showing how dogs and cats view road trips differently?

    The dog sits calmly in a car seat, floating through the bright lights and enticing purple hues of outer space. Meanwhile the cat, with his eyes closed and mouth wide open in terror, desperately sinks his claws into the seat to avoid being sucked into a swirling vortex.

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