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Posts Tagged "animal shelter"

800-dog transport from Tex-Mex border begins

The first 70 of 800 dogs from south Texas are on the road to shelters in Colorado and New Mexico to find loving homes.

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Speaking with one voice: A call for transparency in sheltering

Best Friends co-authors position statement calling for transparency in data provided by animal shelters.

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One small step for Houston, one giant leap for no-kill 2025

Best Friends closer to opening a much-needed, and strategically important, lifesaving center in Houston.

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No-kill 2025: Small town, big challenges

Best Friends assists with lifesaving efforts at under-resourced and over-burdened shelter in Edinburg, Texas.

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The Remarkable Dr. Kate Hurley: Evolution of a cat lifesaving legend

Kitten inspires Dr. Kate Hurley to attend veterinary school, co-found the Million Cat Challenge and revolutionize shelter medicine.

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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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