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    Everyone’s a winner

    Bobby Mann and Ryan Hinderman jumped for joy when they learned that Front Street Animal Shelter had won the 2018 Innovation Showdown.

    Innovation Showdown champions roll out lost pets program in Sacramento

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    At Front Street Animal Shelter in Sacramento, California, staffers save close to 90 percent of the nearly 11,000 animals they see each year, a 70-percent increase from 2012. The vast improvement is credited to new staff positions, lifesaving new policies and out-of-the-box marketing and social media efforts. (The shelter recently spoofed TV show “The Bachelor” in an adoption promotion video featuring four adopters vying for one dog.)

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    We love volunteers

    Download this Shareworthy to encourage people to volunteer their time and talents to your lifesaving work

    Fall 2018

    Download this Shareworthy to encourage people to volunteer their time and talents to your lifesaving work.

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    An affinity for animals

    In A Dog’s Way Home, Bella (played by Shelby) gets her voice from Bryce Dallas Howard. Shelby and several other dogs in the film are adopted pets.

    Star and producer of A Dog’s Way Home talk pit bull-type dogs, plant-based diets and—surprise!—goats

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    Based on the novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog’s Way Home hits theaters Jan. 11. At its center is a pit bull-type dog named Bella, whose bond with her owner compels her to travel 400 miles to reunite with him. In these edited interviews, actress Bryce Dallas Howard, who voices Bella, and seven-time Emmy-nominated producer Gavin Polone chat with senior editor Bethany Wynn Adams. (Spoiler alert: They love animals.)

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    Tails on the trails

    Nonprofit Free Animal Doctor and Airbnb offer excursions with rescue dogs

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    On the eastern edge of the Santa Monica Mountains in California, Runyon Canyon Park is known for its rugged trails, celebrity sightings, and impressive views of the Los Angeles basin, the iconic Hollywood sign and, on a clear day, the Pacific Ocean.

    Among locals, the park has also long been known as a great place to take dogs, with several designated off-leash areas. But until recently, the dog-friendly policies weren’t much of a draw for tourists.

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    You can save a life

    Download this Shareworthy to urge action on behalf of dogs who need protection from the cold

    Winter 2018

    Download this Shareworthy to urge action on behalf of dogs who need protection from the cold.

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    A word from us

    Kimberley Alboum meets a new friend during a visit to Rockingham County Animal Shelter in North Carolina.

    Winter 2018

    It's hard to believe that 2018 is already coming to a close. What an incredible year it has been for shelter pets and those who care for them. I hope that you can all take a moment this holiday season to look back on your amazing accomplishments.

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    One fine day

    A dog and owner wait their turn at a 2012 clinic in Chicago.

    World Spay Day hits quarter-century mark

    Winter 2018

    Spay Day celebrates a quarter century of litter prevention.

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    Pointing the way with a pyramid

    Inspired by diagrams for healthy diets, the community cat pyramid encourages a holistic approach to cat management and a strategic use of resources.

    How cat advocates can allocate time and other resources for the biggest impact

    Winter 2018

    Community cat advocates tap the power of a pyramid.

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    Love on a lease

    A New Jersey shelter lets visitors (including reporter Bill Duhart, pictured) take shelter dogs on short-term outings.

    Shelter’s rent-a-dog program enriches lives

    Winter 2018

    A New Jersey shelter makes dogs available for short-term rentals.

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    Birdies, eagles, cats and dogs

    After adopting her dog Fitz, golfer Cindy LaCrosse decided to help other shelter and rescue animals.

    Golfer and animal lover Cindy LaCrosse gives shelters her best shot

    Winter 2018

    A pro golfer scores a hole in one for shelters.

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    Calming effect

    Volunteers help shelter pets ignore the boom-crackles

    Winter 2018

    200 volunteers help keep shelter pets calm during a fireworks display.

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    The long road to fertility control

    Researchers seek a permanent, nonsurgical method

    Winter 2018

    Scientists from around the world research ways to prevent dogs and cats from getting pregnant without surgery.

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    Senior promise

    Retirees help showcase the vitality of senior shelter pets

    Winter 2018

    Senior people help promote senior pets in North Carolina.

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    Can’t we all just get along?

    Why public and private animal welfare organizations have a moral obligation to work together

    Winter 2018

    While public and private animal welfare organizations have historically had a hard time getting along, animal homelessness requires a community solution. We check in with two public and private shelter leaders who put their differences aside for the sake of a shared mission.

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    Bunny days ahead

    Chelsea Jones, communications specialist at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, offers a treat to Lis.

    In many shelters, rabbit care is improving by leaps and bounds

    Winter 2018

    Rabbits were once relegated to back rooms in animal shelters, with care that was woefully inadequate by today’s standards. Now, as shelters’ and rescues’ knowledge and resources expand, bunny care is leaping into the modern age.

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    A tale of ordinary to extraordinary

    Danny and Ron’s Rescue cares for as many as 100 dogs at one time in a sprawling, ranch-style house on their farm.

    This pair rescued a few dogs and went on to help more than 1,000

    Winter 2018

    Filmmaker Ron Davis describes the inspiration for Life in the Doghouse, a heartwarming documentary of love and rescue.

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    Making meetings matter

    The surprising impact of terrible meetings, and how to run great ones

    Winter 2018

    Do the words “let’s have a meeting” elicit groans at your shelter? Would you rather scoop poop than get trapped in an endless discussion in the conference room? Do too many meeting participants have one eye on the clock and the other on the door? It doesn’t have to be this way. Believe it or not, with a little planning and clear goals, meetings can be useful and (gasp!) even fun.

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    Follow the money

    Rescue groups can’t afford to ignore financial management best practices

    Winter 2018

    As a rescue group, you’ve got passion and good intentions in abundance, but your financial oversight skills might be in shorter supply. As too many animal welfare organizations have learned, a worthy mission won’t protect you from poor financial management or even embezzlement. The good news is that by implementing sound financial policies and practices, you can keep your organization in the black and your mission going strong.

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    Threading the small needle

    While advanced diagnostics such as MRIs have enhanced veterinarians’ ability to provide care and treatment to animals, more pet owners are finding that even basic care services are financially out of reach.

    A veterinarian considers how his profession can make care financially accessible—while maintaining standards and remaining solvent

    Winter 2018

    Medical advances are enabling veterinarians to help animals in ways that were unimaginable years ago. The downside is that today’s state-of-theart medicine is unaffordable for many pet owners—a stressful situation for all concerned. Dr. Gary Block explores how veterinarians can keep their services affordable for all budgets.

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    Victor’s victories

    After being rescued from a South Korean dog meat farm, Victor had to learn how to be a dog again.

    South Korean dog meat farm rescue finds new life in New England

    Winter 2018

    Rescued from a South Korean dog meat farm, Victor adjusts to life in a Maine shelter and—finally!—to a new home

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    Itty bitty kitty apprentices

    Animal professionals learn from Humane Society Silicon Valley kittens

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    It was so crazy it just might work: Around five years ago, Humane Society Silicon Valley in California decided to stop housing kittens in its nursery … so it could care for more kittens.

    “In-house, we had a whole fleet of volunteers who would come in and clean the babies and feed them and socialize them, but we had to turn kittens away from the program,” explains Christie Kamiya, the shelter’s chief of shelter medicine. At the time, HSSV housed around 400 kittens a year, but “we wanted to pretty much take any kitten that came through our doors.”

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    A word from us

    Amy Nichols and her dog Finnegan, who turns 10 this December. She adopted him about eight years ago when his owner became too sick to care for him.

    Fall 2018

    What do 100 roundtable discussions, 200 exhibitors, $350,000 in prize grants and better outcomes for 1 million cats have in common? They were all part of the amazing Animal Care Expo in Kansas City, Missouri, in May.

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    Home stretch

    Florida dog advocates are working to end greyhound racing in the state.

    A history-making campagn could spell the end of greyhound racing in the U.S.

    Fall 2018

    Florida takes on greyhound racing in a historic ballot.

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    Celebrating a cool million

    At Animal Care Expo, attendees celebrate the eye-popping number of lives saved through the Million Cat Challenge.

    What comes next for the campaign that delivered on its lifesaving promise?

    Fall 2018

    The Million Cat Challenge looks to the future.

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