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Posts Tagged "animal shelter"

Removing breed labels from adoptable pets

All dogs are individuals, so Best Friends and other shelters are working to see if removing speculative breed identifications help or hurt the adoption process.

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Who should you believe — some reporter or your lying eyes?

Many shelter pit bull terrier identifications are wrong, which can result in grave consequences. Removing labels allows adopters to pick on merits, not stereotypes.

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Why shorter hold times save lives

Returning lost pets to their homes is a priority, but strategies other than long shelter hold times should be implemented to Save Them All.

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Call it owner surrender or on-demand dumping of pets, the policy needs to change

Managed admission, rather than on-demand relinquishment of cats and dogs to shelters, results in more positive outcomes for the animals and more lives saved.

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Confused about what no-kill means and doesn’t mean?

Best Friends co-founder corrects many of the inaccuracies surrounding no-kill policies and practices and offers resources to save more lives.

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Million cat challenge

New collaborative shelter-based campaign provides initiatives to keep cats out of animal shelters and produce a positive outcome for those who do.

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How the U.S. shelter system is failing cats

With a feline return-to-owner rate of only two percent, we need to modernize animal sheltering for cats to reflect present-day humane expectations.

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