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Animal Sheltering magazine Spring 2019: Table of Contents

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  • Magazine Article

    Where foster and hospice care meet

    Fospice programs help elderly, ill pets spend their final days surrounded by home comforts

    Spring 2019

    Christopher Frey's wife Liesl loved cats and often talked about her childhood pet, an all-black feline named Midnight. And so when Liesl, 44, was hospitalized with stage IV cancer last summer, Frey contacted the San Francisco SPCA to see if a volunteer could bring a cat to visit.

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  • Magazine Article

    Her cup of tea

    Artist promotes adoptions with portraits on tea bags

    Spring 2019

    How does she do it? And are those really tea bags?

    Those are among the typical first reactions to Didi Arias’ miniature paintings of shelter animals.

    The answers? Yes, they are actual tea bags, dried and emptied. And to work on such a tiny canvas, Arias makes sure she has good light, uses small paintbrushes and, of course, wears her glasses, filling in the details with ink pens.

    But Arias hopes her paintings inspire more than mere curiosity: She’d like her viewers to take to heart her message about the importance of shelter adoption.

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  • Magazine Article

    Classic programming, then and now

    Arizona’s longest-running local TV show turns 60

    Spring 2019

    If Pets on Parade were a person, it might be thinking about retirement. But luckily for the homeless pets served by the Arizona Humane Society, the state’s longest- running local television show isn’t even slowing down.

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  • Magazine Article

    Clinics in overdrive

    Louisiana shelter puts vaccinations in top gear with drive-through clinics

    Spring 2019

    Here's the scene at a typical community rabies clinic: Pet owners lined up on a sidewalk, dogs barking and pulling on their leashes, cats petrified in their carriers. The animals get their vaccines—and the community gets a valuable public service that helps keep a virus at bay. But for many, the whole thing can feel chaotic, slow-moving and stressful.

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  • Magazine Article

    Hospitality with a wag

    At an Iowa hotel, you can check out anytime you like, but you may leave with a new best friend

    Spring 2019

    Element Hotel in West Des Moines, Iowa, prides itself on its relaxing vibe, open-flow guest rooms, sustainability initiatives and, perhaps most of all, its ability to find homes for shelter pups in record time.

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  • Magazine Article

    Smart moves for winning grants

    Foundation funding can take your programs from good to great, but it takes more than a big idea to walk away with the cash

    Spring 2019

    The money is out there, but the competition is fierce. While there are plenty of foundations making grants available to animal welfare groups, you need more than good intentions (or dumb luck) to tap into this funding source.

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