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ANIMAL SHELTERING

MAY / JUNE 2011

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Scoop

Shelters reap the benefits of selling pet supplies at the point of adoption; teams of rescuers work together to remove thousands of rats from a hoarder’s home; a Louisiana shelter goes green; an animal control director succeeds by keeping animals—not egos—his top priority; and much more.

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Coffee Break

In your space, you tell us about times when your community stepped up to support your organization when it faced adversity—pet food shortages, budget cuts, major fires, even hurricanes.

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Walking All the Way to the Bank

Pooches and people alike love a good dog walk fundraiser, and why not? They’re fun, and they often raise lots of money for shelter programs. But these lively events don’t just happen by themselves—a dedicated team has to lay the groundwork months in advance. Here’s how to walk this way.

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The Long Haul

Donkeys truly are beasts of burden in many developing countries, where economic conditions—and local attitudes—make animal welfare a low priority. But a new cooperative program in Tanzania aims to improve the lot of donkeys by teaching people better standards of care and compassion.

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Getting Real

This story of changes to cat housing at a shelter in New York is the first of a series that will explore how new standards developed by the Association of Shelter Veterinarians can be applied to real-life situations in the sheltering and rescue field to create more humane outcomes for animals.

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The “101” Department

Long treated as easy targets by criminals, these days shelters around the country are fighting back. They’re rethinking security protocols, installing high-tech alarm systems, and training staff to make the protection of animals and property a top priority.

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Shelter Medicine

Good sanitation in animal shelters can save lives, preventing the development of serious, widespread, and persistent infectious disease. With so many products on the market—and the variety of organisms found in shelters—it’s often hard to find the best approach. Our columnist addresses some frequently asked questions.

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Volunteer Management

Recruiting new volunteers should wait until you’ve built a strong foundation, and your program can handle the increase in numbers. Here’s how to find the right people.

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Off Leash

Thanks to the dedicated efforts of an AT&T manager with a heart for homeless animals, dogs awaiting adoption are resting easier.