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  • Magazine Article

    Spot-cleaning cat cages

    If you have a particularly shy kitty, it’s helpful to provide her with a nice hiding space where she can retreat while you tidy up.

    These days, beating germs doesn’t always mean a bleach bath

    If you’ve ever had a pleasant dinner party interrupted by a cat who wanders in, plunks himself down, and begins performing the most intimate cleaning in full view of the table—feet lifted well beyond his head in a kind of obscene yoga, licking with the kind of focused attention usually reserved for advanced calculus—you know: The ways in which kitties clean can make us humans uncomfortable.

    Turns out, the feeling is mutual.

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  • Magazine Article

    First, do no harm

    Download this Shareworthy to raise awareness of the correct ways to help baby wildlife

    Download this Shareworthy to raise awareness of the correct ways to help baby wildlife.

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  • Training/Event

    Advanced Wildlife Handling Protocols, Tips and Techniques to Improve your Wildlife Handling Programs

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Recorded Webinar

    From redefining success to helpful stress reduction ideas for coexisting with our wild neighbors, this free webinar for wildlife professionals will be hosted by 40-year wildlife rehabilitator and volume capture technician, Dave Pauli, HSUS Senior Adviser for Wildlife Response & Policy.

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