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  • President's Note

    A word from us

    Lindsay Hamrick gets a greeting from a puppy rescued from an unlicensed breeder in New Hampshire.

    I came to the Humane Society of the United States in 2014 after a decade (more if you count those years I spent as a kid sitting in cat rooms and walking dogs way too big for me) overseeing operations at animal shelters. I wouldn’t say I was particularly excited about or motivated to fit policy into my daily workload of caring for homeless pets—until I worked for an animal shelter that was located in a city with breed-specific legislation, flawed policies that ban certain types of dogs based on their physical appearance.

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  • Back to Basics

    All about that (data)base

    How to refine or replace your donor tracking system without getting lost in the data

    Does your donor data tracking system no longer meet your needs, but the idea of finding and transitioning to a replacement is driving you buggy? Check out our guide to navigating the maze of database options.

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  • Life Preservers

    No place like rehome

    Marin Humane’s No Place Like Home program helps pets move directly from one home to another.

    With web-based private rehoming programs, pets can skip the shelter

    We’re not auditioning to play Captain Obvious, but one way to reduce your intake is to help pets skip the shelter altogether. Two California shelters are finding success by promoting web-based, owner-to-owner rehoming.

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  • The Human Element

    So your co-worker is the worst

    How to work with 'difficult' people in emotionally charged environments

    We’re all adults here, so our days of squabbling and frenemies should be over, right? Yet all too often when emotions are running high, workplaces can devolve into the emotional equivalent of schoolyard brawls. Here’s how to work with your “worst” co-workers so everyone wins.

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  • Unforgettable

    Ziggy bounces back

    Despite two major surgeries, Ziggy projects a positive personality.

    Rescued by a Massachusetts shelter, senior dog gets a chance to shine

    No leg? No problem for Ziggy.

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  • Mouthpieces

    My shelter pets are my biggest fans

    Download this Shareworthy to promote adoptions in your community

    Download this Shareworthy to promote adoptions within your community.

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  • Magazine Article

    So your co-worker is the worst

    How to work with 'difficult' people in emotionally charged environments

    Fall 2019

    We’re all adults here, so our days of squabbling and frenemies should be over, right? Yet all too often when emotions are running high, workplaces can devolve into the emotional equivalent of schoolyard brawls. Here’s how to work with your “worst” co-workers so everyone wins.

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  • Magazine Article

    Ziggy bounces back

    Rescued by a Massachusetts shelter, senior dog gets a chance to shine

    Fall 2019

    No leg? No problem for Ziggy.

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  • Magazine Article

    My shelter pets are my biggest fans

    Download this Shareworthy to promote adoptions in your community

    Fall 2019

    Download this Shareworthy to promote adoptions within your community.

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  • Magazine Article

    (Fund)raising the bar

    Shelters and rescues team up with breweries to raise money for animals in need

    Web Exclusives

    Dakin Humane Society’s Barks & Brews fundraiser at Fort Hill Brewery in Easthampton, Massachusetts, is a “parade of dogs all day long,” says director of development and marketing Stacey Price. Now in its fourth year, animal lovers spend the day with their dogs, enjoying food trucks and home-made dog treats, training demonstrations, splash zones where dogs can cool off, and of course, beer.

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  • Magazine Article

    So you want to work in animal welfare

    How to prepare for the career you never knew existed

    Web Exclusives

    What did you want to be when you grew up? A teacher, doctor, veterinarian or firefighter? Or maybe an actor, writer, athlete, hair stylist or wedding planner?

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  • Magazine Article

    Mother knows best

    Shelters spread a lifesaving message about underage kittens

    Web Exclusives

    Susan Spaulding was living in Texas and volunteering at the Hill Country Animal League’s thrift store when someone brought in a box of 13 unweaned kittens. After learning that the kittens would be immediately euthanized at the shelter, Spaulding made a life changing decision: She took the kittens home and taught herself how to care for “bottle-babies.”

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