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Planting the seeds of TNR

Empowering everyday people to tackle the community cat challenge

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    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

    Picture this

    Pet portrait fundraiser nets thousands of dollars for California animal welfare organizations

    Combining her skill as a photographer and affection for dogs, Linnea Lenkus held a pet portrait fundraiser that netted thousands of dollars for California animal welfare organizations.

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    Law, order, and animal welfare

    Nicole Montano says her position as lead animal protection officer in Spokane County is perfect for her because it allows her to pursue her passions for law enforcement and animal welfare. She helped secure the first felony dogfighting conviction in Washington state.

    Officer in Washington state says her job combines her passions

    Following her two passions—law enforcement and animal welfare—leads an animal control officer to help secure the first felony dogfighting conviction in Washington state.

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    Helping animals find a new place in the sun

    Kennel technician Heather Fair trades smiles with Mesha, a Siberian husky, while adoption counselor David Montgomery cares for Lola, a pit bull mix, in the Grace Pavilion’s lobby.

    Florida shelter puts out welcome sign for scores of rescued and displaced pets

    Find out how a Florida shelter strives to help as many animals as it can through its emergency relief, spay/neuter, and feral cat programs.

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