Shelters move beyond their “dog pound” roots to become creative community centers focused on lifesaving; animal welfare organizations get moving to protect shelter pets, wildlife and farm animals as a series of powerful storms makes landfall; the animal welfare field grapples with the problem of alcohol and substance abuse; the founders of a spay/neuter clinic in West Virginia recall the inspiration they received years ago at The HSUS’s Animal Care Expo; a house call program in New York City helps elderly residents keep their pets; humane education pays off for a humane society in Florida; and more.
Veterinarians and horse rescues help the Havasu Falls tribe and its animals; animal welfare groups and human service agencies work together; memorandums of understanding prove imperative to partnerships; New Hampshire animal advocates chalk up a legislative victory for cats with chronic diseases; actress Adrienne C. Moore talks the human-animal bond; ways to alleviate the emotional turmoil when a dog has serious behavioral or emotional issues; how to identify cats' dental problems; and more.
Black cats get lucky; a Colorado sanctuary teaches horses to trust; shelters feel the fallout from the backyard chicken craze; Florida shelter educates its staff and volunteers about fomites to prevent the spread of disease; New York rescue groups showcase foster kitties in stylish chapeaus; a wildlife biologist discusses ways for cat advocates and conservationists to work together; and more.
In this issue: How The HSUS and HSI are helping horses in Puerto Rico; cruelty investigators describe the highs and lows of a life undercover; why the return-to-field approach is sometimes the most logical strategy for shelters; solutions for keeping community cats away from where they’re not wanted; improving communication between private and shelter pets; and more.
In this issue: Shelters move away from labeling their dogs by breed; the ins and outs of transporting companion animals from one region to another; how your organization can cultivate major donors; determining the mix of media strategies to get your shelter’s message out; turning your foster families into adoption ambassadors; and more.
In this issue: Ending the use of gas chambers for euthanasia; the benefits of adopting senior pets; safeguarding your shelter from the threat of a fire; taking advantage of Facebook to save more animals; the keys to successful disaster response by shelter veterinarians; and more.
In this issue: The truth behind four of the biggest myths in the field; rehabilitating dogs with emotional baggage; shelter drainage 101; achieving stellar customer service; a shelter revamps its policies and programs; prepping employees for managerial roles; and more.
In this issue: A look into Pets for Life work in Detroit; running a capital campaign to fund a new shelter; managing community cat populations more effectively with targeted TNR; the benefits of adding a paid employee to your rescue; how to keep animals healthy, even in an old, run-down building; and more.
In this issue: The dangers of exotic pets; basics for sheltering animals during disasters or rescues; a little training can make shelter dogs more adoptable; a California group makes an impact for animals despite limited resources; keeping up employee morale; and more.
In this issue: A glimpse into the tough but rewarding jobs of humane investigators; better branding helps organizations gain community support; how to create and staff a humane summer camp; navigating your rescue away from founder’s syndrome; sanitation basics for a healthy shelter environment; and more.
In this issue: New business models that are creating a more humane economy, saving pets’ lives through social media, how New York City shelters are preventing unnecessary surrenders, making the most of shelter volunteers, and more.
In this issue: How to keep the peace among feral cat colonies and their human neighbors; loan-a-dog programs help get pooches out of the shelter; the myth of the “perfect” adopter and how it’s hurting shelter animals; rethinking returns from a rescue perspective; tips for maintaining shelter animals’ emotional wellbeing, and more.
In this issue: The conflict between private vets and nonprofit clinics; how catios can enrich the lives of cats in shelter/foster care and at home; using GIS technology to target at-risk animals; empowering pet owners rehome their own animals; strengthening your compassion resilience, and more.
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.
In this issue: Why breed-specific legislation should be a thing of the past; how good fostering programs help shelters save lives; running animal transport programs to save more lives; a Mississippi shelter makes inroads against euthanasia; shelter directors take to the therapy couch to explore the judgments we all make and how they impact our work; and more.
In this issue: Why your rescue should try to think and operate more like a business; how understanding your shelter’s true capacity can increase live releases; the pros and cons of running a mobile spay/neuter clinic; an innovative intervention program that helps keep animals in their homes; bringing veterinary care to those who need it most; and more.
In this issue: Remembering the loss and lessons of Hurricane Katrina; tips and tricks for using animal nets effectively and humanely; a California shelter finds that limiting cat intake is good for the shelter and good for the cats; assessing your community in order to best target your programs and outreach, and more.
In this issue: A national effort to track shelter animal data; how certain pet stores are replacing puppy mill dogs with rescued pooches; a 101 on making your adoption forms better, easier and less intimidating; a Rescue Central on the power of open adoptions; a story about treating ear mites in shelter kitties, and more.
In this issue: Expert advice from shelter design architects, using the power of the meme to advertise adoptable animals, early socialization through "kitty kindergarten," boosting online donations with crowdfunding, and more.
In this issue: Harnessing the power of your workers' suggestions, one man's mission to ensure humane euthanasia, disaster planning for rescue groups, how to cope during an infectious disease outbreak, and more.
In this issue: The increasing number of reptiles in shelters, collaboration between animal control and the sheriff's department, changes in the horse-drawn carriage industry, finding homes for high-energy dogs, and more.
In this issue: Overcoming housing issues to keep pets with their families, how a piglet named Zelda got one shelter to rethink its menus, the world of animal cruelty law, vaccination myths & facts, and more.
In this issue: Cracking down on puppy mills, boosting small animal adoption rates, adding cats to a single-cat household, a door-to-door approach to animal control, and more.
In this issue: How months of preparation come together to shut down a puppy mill, convincing a rural community to support TNR, how good PR can help boost adoption of pets lingering in the shelter, and more.
In this issue: Featuring the challenges of doing a feral cat trap-neuter-return in a rural community, a guide to dog-to-dog introductions, Q & A with the new ASPCA president, and more.
In this issue: A former ACO turned shelter veteriarian has a startling message, many shelters are waiving adoption fees to help cats, improving your organization with customer-smart skills, and more.
In this issue: Examining the crisis of pet parrots, keeping wild rodents out of your shelter, a Denver-based animal welfare alliance has live-release rates on the rise, and more.
In this issue: Easing the burden of cruelty cases through legislation, managing diarrhea in the shelter environment, creating a friendlier adoption process, and more.
In this issue: Reaching underserved communities, the problems with breed-specific legislation, celebrating a remarkable turnaround in San Antonio, and more.
In this issue: Hosting a feral colony on shelter property, providing veterinary care for ferals during TNR, taking on a hoarding case without breaking the bank, and more.
In this issue: Finding homes for older cats, managing stress and compassion fatigue in animal welfare work, direct mail strategies that get results, and more.
In this issue: Answering clients' questions about the fate of surrendered animals, writing medical SOPs, organizing a "mega" adoption event, and more.
In this issue: Helping hounds hunt down new homes, giving neglected horses a second chance in CA, updating animal control ordinances, and more.
In this issue: The importance of ongoing staff training, using social marketing strategies to help animals, getting your board to help with fundraising, and more.
In this issue: Creating and maintaining a cat colony room, how great photos boost adoptions and raise funds, surveying staff for a happier shelter, and more.
In this issue: Engaging youth in animal welfare, keeping the peace in a multi-cat household, an enrichment program helps victims of dogfighting, and more.