Hurricane Politics: Part III - The argument for breed specific rescue organizations to partner with

By Terri Cannon | Published: 11/7/2005

Above and beyond my observations at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center shelter, I also had occasion to visit the shelter operations at the John Parker Agriculture Center on the Louisiana State University (LSU) Campus. This shelter was…

Hurricane politics: Part II - Observations from the Lamar Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales, Louisiana

By Terri Cannon | Published: 11/7/2005

I began my “hands-on” journey into the wake of Katrina for one specific purpose - the rescue and fostering of Doberman Pinschers.  My breed happens to be one which faces increasing legislation calling for its ban in communities…

Hurricane Politics - Part I

By Terri Cannon | Published: 11/7/2005

On September 9, 2005, I was asked to accompany Amy Daigle, President of Gulf Coast Doberman Rescue to the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, Louisiana.  While I had financially supported Doberman rescue efforts, I had never…

Shifting Dogs ...... And Perspectives

By Vicki DeGruy | Published: 12/1/2003

Networking and transportation have always been a critical part of the rescue process, especially in low-population breeds and those without well-distributed foster homes. It’s not unusual for a purebred dog in a Nebraska shelter…

Burnout: The Monster in the Rescue Closet

By Vicki DeGruy | Published: 02/13/2003

“I’m so tired and discouraged all the time. I feel like I’m on duty 24/7 and never get a day off. The harder I work, the harder they want me to work. Nothing ever gets better, it seems like it only gets worse.…

Virginia Approves Rescue Licensing Law

By Patti Strand | Published: 06/21/2002

Virginia’s governor approved SB 260, a bill that requires registration of rescue organizations and foster homes in the state. The bill, which sets annual fees and report requirements for rescues and their foster homes, goes into…


By Vicki DeGruy | Published: 01/7/2000

The internet is the most powerful advertising tool that rescue’s ever had! It’s cheap and reaches millions of people in just a few clicks. Thousands of rescues and shelters have websites now. Pets and adopters are coming…

Teamwork Saves More Dogs

By Vicki DeGruy | Published: 06/30/1998

Purebred rescue groups and animal shelters have a common goal - to place abandoned pets into responsible, permanent homes. Unfortunately they often have a hard time working together to achieve it. In this month’s column, we’ll…

Behavior problems frequently seen in rescue animals

By Gary L. Clemons, DVM | Published: 03/19/1997

Rescue animals pose many problems that are not always apparent to those people adopting or rescuing them. Many of these medical problems may not surface for weeks, months, or, in some cases, years.

Basic Rules of Ethical Rescue

By Patti Webb | Published: 01/8/1996

It is important to remain in good standing with your community and maintain a good working relationship with your area shelters and your fellow welfare volunteers. A history of negativity, deceit, jumping to conclusions, or inability…

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