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2017 Issues

  • Animal Sheltering magazine Winter 2017-2018

    Winter 2017-2018

    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.

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  • Animal Sheltering magazine Fall 2017

    Fall 2017

    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.

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  • Animal Sheltering magazine Summer 2017

    Summer 2017

    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.

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  • Animal Sheltering magazine Spring 2017

    Spring 2017

    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.

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  • Animal Sheltering magazine January/Febraury 2017

    January/February 2017

    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. 

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2016 Issues

  • Animal Sheltering magazine November/December 2016

    November/December 2016

    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.

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  • Animal Sheltering magazine September/October 2016

    September/October 2016

    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.

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  • Animal Sheltering magazine July/August 2016

    July/August 2016

    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. 

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  • Animal Sheltering magazine May/June 2016

    May/June 2016

    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. 

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  • Animal Sheltering magazine March/April 2016

    March/April 2016

    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. 

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  • Animal Sheltering Magazine January/February 2016

    January/February 2016

    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.

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2015 Issues

  • Animal Sheltering magazine November/December 2015

    November/December 2015

    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.

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  • Animal Sheltering Magazine September/October 2015

    September/October 2015

    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.

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  • Shannon Johnstone

    July/August 2015

    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.

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  • Kathy Milani/The HSUS

    May/June 2015

    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.

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  • Animal Sheltering magazine March/April 2015

    March/April 2015

    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.

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  • Animal Sheltering magazine January/February 2015

    January/February 2015

    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.

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2014 Issues

  • Animal Sheltering Magazine November/December 2014

    November/December 2014

    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.

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  • Animal Sheltering Magazine September/October 2014

    September/October 2014

    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.

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  • Animal Sheltering Magazine July/August 2014

    July/August 2014

    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.

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  • Animal Sheltering Magazine May/June 2014

    May/June 2014

    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.

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  • Animal Sheltering Magazine March/April 2014

    March/April 2014

    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.

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  • Animal Sheltering Magazine January/February 2014

    January/February 2014

    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.

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2013 Issues

  • Animal Sheltering Magazine November/December 2013

    November/December 2013

    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.

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  • Animal Sheltering Magazine September/October 2013

    September/October 2013

    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.

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  • Animal Sheltering Magazine July/August 2013

    July/August 2013

    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.

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  • Animal Sheltering magazine May/June 2013

    May/June 2013

    In this issue: Easing the burden of cruelty cases through legislation, managing diarrhea in the shelter environment, creating a friendlier adoption process, and more.

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  • Animal Sheltering magazine March/April 2013

    March/April 2013

    In this issue: Reaching underserved communities, the problems with breed-specific legislation, celebrating a remarkable turnaround in San Antonio, and more.

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  • Animal Sheltering Magazine January/February 2013

    January/February 2013

    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.

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2012 Issues

  • Animal Sheltering Magazine November/December 2012

    November/December 2012

    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.

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  • Animal Sheltering magazine September/October 2012

    September/October 2012

    In this issue: Answering clients' questions about the fate of surrendered animals, writing medical SOPs, organizing a "mega" adoption event, and more.

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  • Animal Sheltering magazine July/August 2012

    July/August 2012

    In this issue: Helping hounds hunt down new homes, giving neglected horses a second chance in CA, updating animal control ordinances, and more.

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  • Animal Sheltering magazine May/June 2012

    May/June 2012

    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.

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  • Animal Sheltering magazine March/April 2012

    March/April 2012

    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.

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  • Animal Sheltering magazine January/February 2012

    January/February 2012

    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.

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