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  • President's Note

    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.

    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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  • Back to Basics

    A lasting legacy

    Illustration by Shaina Lieberman, HSUS

    Planned gifts can ensure your organization’s future

    Ever wonder how to tap into animal lovers’ desire to leave a legacy? A veteran fundraiser explains the different forms of planned giving, including bequests, and how your organization can pave the way to what will likely be the largest donations you’ll ever receive.

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  • Life Preservers

    Million-dollar question

    Ohio Alleycat Resource's Neuterville Express transports cats from greater Cincinnati's outermost communities to the clinic and back again. Including those from the NKADD initiative, the organization spayed 11,543 cats in 2017.

    Broad collaboration makes powerful use of bequest dollars

    Here’s how an unprecedented public-private partnership enabled a Northern Kentucky district to make the best use of bequest dollars— while setting a lifesaving example for communities across the country.

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  • The Human Element

    With all due respect

    Lucy returns from her spay appointment, which Charm City Companions facilitated.

    Community outreach programs advise less judging, more listening

    Pet owners in underserved communities have been let down before and are understandably suspicious of organizations offering help. To earn their trust when you do community outreach, you’ll need to listen respectfully, avoid snap judgments and follow through on your (realistic) promises.

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  • Unforgettable

    Charlie’s surprise

    Charlie is a rare, male tortoiseshell cat.

    Tortoiseshell cat defies shelter staffers' expectations

    Charlie, a rare male tortoiseshell, surprises and delights a Tennessee shelter.

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    Game changers

    Tips for moving past stalemate in your cat-trapping efforts

    Fall 2018

    We’ve gathered trapping tips from experts around the country that will help you with everything from setting the bait to sealing the deal, saving you time and money in the process.

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  • Magazine Article

    A lasting legacy

    Planned gifts can ensure your organization’s future

    Fall 2018

    Ever wonder how to tap into animal lovers’ desire to leave a legacy? A veteran fundraiser explains the different forms of planned giving, including bequests, and how your organization can pave the way to what will likely be the largest donations you’ll ever receive.

    Read More

  • Magazine Article

    Million-dollar question

    Broad collaboration makes powerful use of bequest dollars

    Fall 2018

    Here’s how an unprecedented public-private partnership enabled a Northern Kentucky district to make the best use of bequest dollars— while setting a lifesaving example for communities across the country.

    Read More

  • Magazine Article

    With all due respect

    Community outreach programs advise less judging, more listening

    Fall 2018

    Pet owners in underserved communities have been let down before and are understandably suspicious of organizations offering help. To earn their trust when you do community outreach, you’ll need to listen respectfully, avoid snap judgments and follow through on your (realistic) promises.

    Read More

  • Magazine Article

    Charlie’s surprise

    Tortoiseshell cat defies shelter staffers' expectations

    Fall 2018

    Charlie, a rare male tortoiseshell, surprises and delights a Tennessee shelter.

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  • Magazine Article

    High-tech pets

    Startups could make for happier pets and pet owners

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    When I see dogs outside pharmacies or grocery stores, tied to lampposts or sitting in cars with windows cracked, I feel conflicted. Dogs want to be with their pack at all times, and I love that after a long day at work, people want to bring them along on car trips and errands. People talk about mommy guilt, but dog mommy guilt is oh-so-real, and I get that.

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