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Rural Challenges in Animal Welfare, Part 2: People, People, Who’s Got the People?

In Part 1 of his series on Rural Challenges in Animal Welfare, Cole Wakefield, Animal Services Director for Good Shepherd Humane Society, got the field thinking about the availability of resources for agencies in urban areas versus those in rural areas. And that includes human resources, which Cole discusses in today’s blog.

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39 Things Your Shelter Can Do Right Now to Reunite Lost Pets

Lately we’ve been hearing chatter and concern from shelters struggling to move their animal populations as quickly as possible, resulting in increased length of stay. This is a red flag: We know that the longer an animal stays in your shelter, the more likely stress will impact their health and behavior, and the larger your overall population becomes.

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5 Cool Things About Arizona Humane’s Animal Experience Program

Arizona Humane Society takes in about 16K animals every year—and their most vulnerable dogs and cats tend to have a longer stay at the shelter. With a strong focus on enrichment, the Phoenix agency’s Animal Experience program supports a pet’s transition from shelter to home by overcoming such common shelter challenges as behavior decomposition and limited resources.

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