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Planting the seeds of TNR

Empowering everyday people to tackle the community cat challenge

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  • Feature Article

    How far can fostering go?

    A new vision for sheltering is trending—and being tested—around the country

    Recognizing that most animals do best in a home environment, shelters are testing the limits of high-volume foster care programs and teaching other shelters to ramp up their efforts to get more animals into foster homes. Could the future of sheltering be all around us?

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    Nurturing the roots of TNR

    With a small investment, shelters can empower everyday people to tackle the community cat challenge

    If your shelter doesn’t have a trap-neuter-return program, you may think you have little to offer the people who call about unowned cats in their backyards and neighborhoods. But there are many ways shelters can facilitate today’s TNR and plant the seeds of tomorrow’s high-impact programs without spending a dime.

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Animal Sheltering

Magazine - Fall 2019

In this issue: Getting to know your community means getting outside your own four walls; a major push to help animals in Puerto Rico; taking effective evidentiary photos in cruelty cases; a rescuer argues for setting aside labels to make more of an impact for animals; why maintaining shelter animals’ emotional health is so important; and more.

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  • Magazine Article

    The kids are all right

    Kasey Martini gives a kitten a better view of things during a Rescue U project in Braxton County, W.Va.

    Rescue U connects college students to shelters in need

    Founded in 2006, Rescue U is a unique program that sends college students from around the country to do repairs and construction work at shelters that have requested help.

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    The great skunk debunk

    The HSUS answers town’s call for help

    After consulting with staff members at The HSUS’s Cape Wildlife Center, residents in a Massachusetts town end up with fewer conflicts with and a greater understanding of the skunks that had “overrun” their town.

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    Shooting the small fry

    The little guys have personalities, too! Make sure your photos of them show it.

    Here are some quick tips on taking photographs that do justice to the unique personalities and charming good looks of the mice, hamsters, and other small animals available for adoption at your shelter.

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