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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

    Let that be a lesson to you

    Jo Dean Hearn of Wayside Waifs presents a lesson from her “No MoreBullies!” curriculum to third-graders in Kansas City, Mo. She often brings Wally, her English cocker spaniel, to help children connect with her message of kindness toward humans and animals.

    Humane education programs can support schools, enthrall students, and promote kindness

    To succeed as a humane educator, you’ve got to know your audience as well as the school system’s requirements.

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    Million-dollar ideas

    The tools of the spay/neuter trade might be changing. The Michelson Prize and Grants program is putting up millions of dollars to inspire researchers to devise a nonsurgical alternative to conventional surgery.

    Michelson Prize and Grants program spurs research into nonsurgical spay/neuter

    The Michelson Prize and Grants program put up millions of dollars to inspire researchers to devise a nonsurgical alternative to conventional surgery. How do things look so far?

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    The importance of isolation

    Reflections on rabies and other infectious diseases

    A tragic case in North Dakota—where a rabies outbreak forced a shelter to euthanize its entire dog population—offers a valuable lesson for all shelters.

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