Articles

Shelter Issues


Florida SB 674: Signed!

By Patti Strand | Published: 04/26/2013

Great progress in Florida for responsible rescues and pet owners!



LIFE’S UNPLEASANT JOBS

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/16/2012

In Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird Gem Finch asked why his defense attorney father must take on a controversial court case. Gem was told, “There are some men in this world who were born to do our unpleasant jobs.”



SIMPLE ACTS OF KINDNESS SAVE HUMAN AND ANIMAL LIVES

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/16/2012

Hoarding is a phenomenon that most animal control agencies eventually encounter. It’s the situation where scores or even hundreds of neglected, sick and sometimes dying animals are found living in squalid conditions under the…



HELD FOR RANSOM: THE PLIGHT OF “HIGH SPEED FLIGHT”

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/16/2012

In early April, High Speed Flight disappeared from her stable in Monterey County, California. In early May, after reporting the horse stolen and conducting an exhaustive search, her owner found the mare at Redwings Horse Sanctuary…



HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE PIKES PEAK REGION RECEIVES TOP AWARD FROM NATIONAL ANIMAL CONTROL ASSOCIATION

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/16/2012

So many organizations and agencies in this country, peopled by the caring and the extraordinary, work hard every day to serve animals in need.



SHELTER WORKERS SUE PETA

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/16/2012

Two shelter workers in Virginia have sued People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals for $1.5 million each. The lawsuits allege that the animal rights group damaged their reputations by conducting an undercover investigation at…



LOS ANGELES DOG AND CAT BREEDERS BATTLE $300 FEES

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/12/2012

The City of Los Angeles is holding hearings on a proposal that is intended to end the euthanasia of unwanted dogs and cats in shelters and the dumping of pets on the streets but actually targets the responsible breeding of healthy…



AKC’S CAR BRINGS DOGS HOME AGAIN

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/12/2012

Dogs escape, lose their collars or tags, and often travel far from home on their own or with help, so owners often have no clue where to look.



It Took Six Years, But Ohio Humane Agents Now Need Animal Husbandry Training To Do Their Jobs

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/9/2012

After a six-year struggle, the Ohio State Legislature approved an animal cruelty law that requires training for humane agents and due process for owners accused of cruelty or neglect.



Humane Societies Defeat Replacement Bill that Includes Standards for Shelters

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/9/2012

The Minnesota Council of Dog Clubs and the American Dog Owners Association joined forces to fight the state’s cruelty to animals law as unconstitutionally ambiguous and vague, and Hennepin County District Court Judge Thomas…



MAR/APR 99: DOG AND CAT OWNERS OPPOSE SAME OLD OHIO CRUELTY BILL

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/9/2012

In 1998, Ohio HB 437, an anti-cruelty bill supported by the Humane Society of the US, was referred to the House Agriculture Committee after a floor fight over provisions denying due process to animal owners, and there it died when…



THE ADOPT SHELTER DOG ASSESSMENT REPRESENTS THE BEST PRACTICES IN ANIMAL SHELTERS

By Mary R. Burch, PhD | Published: 01/8/2012

Editor’s note: Dr. Meloche is listed as an author on this paper because he was the director of the shelter at the time the work was done.  Dr. Mary Burch and many other volunteers left the TLCASC when they became extremely…



AGENCIES ASK NAIA TO HELP FASHION ANIMAL CONTROL POLICIES

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/8/2012

Over the course of the last decade, members of NAIA’s board and staff have served on national, state and local task force bodies, on blue ribbon panels, and on animal welfare and fish and wildlife committees aimed at improving…



Consider the source when choosing your next best friend

By Patti Strand | Published: 11/30/2011

Progress always carries with it the potential for unintended consequences. In this case, efforts at reducing dog overpopulation have been so successful that in parts of the country there are not enough dogs to meet local demand.…



Major Advances in Regulating Animal Relocation and Importation into US Shelters

By Patti Strand | Published: 09/8/2005

The practice known as humane relocation started innocently enough. Animal shelters in areas where shelter populations have plummeted as the national shelter census steadily declines started to take animals from shelters that had…



Humane or Insane?

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/30/2003

If you don’t know what’s happening at your local animal shelter, or what local pet rescue groups are doing, it’s time to find out! Destructive practices are emerging that threaten public health, sustain ‘pet…



Redefining Pet Overpopulation: The No-Kill Movement and the New Jet Setters

By Patti Strand | Published: 12/17/2000

Fewer and fewer dogs are entering shelters every year, and shelter deaths are down and continuing to fall. This steady decline in intakes and deaths pays tribute to the tireless efforts of shelter employees, responsible dog breeders…



Avanzino to Leave San Francisco SPCA

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 10/31/1998

Richard Avanzino, the charismatic, creative president of the San Francisco SPCA, plans to leave that organization after 22 years to head the newly-formed Duffield Family Foundation, an organization dedicated to increasing pet adoptions…



A Performance Analysis of King County Animal Control Ordinance 10423, Enacted in 1992

By Lee Wallot | Published: 06/30/1998

This analysis will show that, despite King County Animal Control annual reports to the contrary, Ordinance 10423 has accomplished none of the goals its proponents said it would accomplish.



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…



Page 1 of 2 pages       1 2   Next Page >