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NEED A FUND-RAISER FOR YOUR LOCAL SHELTER?

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/9/2012

Like many other states, Oregon is in the throes of a taxpayer revolt. Over the last few years Oregonians have authorized two separate tax reduction measures that have effectively slashed government funding for all but the most essential…



OVDO WANTS CHANGES IN ANIMAL CRUELTY BILL

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

Ohio Valley Dog Owners is in the unenviable position of opposing an animal cruelty bill in the Ohio House of Representatives because it does not make exemptions for customary animal husbandry practices, require training or adherence…



Avanzino to Leave San Francisco SPCA

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

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…



CANINE EUTHANASIA RISKS

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/9/2012

A three-year study of euthanasia risks in a Philadelphia-area animal shelter concluded that adult dogs are most likely to die, purebred dogs are more likely to be reclaimed by owners, and that compilation of such information is…



A PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF KING COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL ORDINANCE 10423 ENACTED IN 1992

By Lee Wallot | Published: 01/9/2012

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.



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…



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