Building a Feline Behavior Volunteer Program…from Scratch

By Melissa Taylor and Alese Zeman One of the duties of BV2s, like Beverly Burns, is carrying out matching assessments to help adopters find the right fit © Friends For Life There’s no way we at Friends For Life Animal Shelter can handle all of Houston, Texas’s feline behavior needs,…

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An Open Letter to Animal Shelters and Rescues

By the Pet Professional Guild Geek Week 2021 “For the Love of Rescue”: Supporting Shelter and Rescue Continued Professional Development A day does not go by where we, the Pet Professional Guild (PPG) do not see and recognize all the hard work and emotional investment that you and your team…

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Stimulation for Psittacines

By Amy Martin Zazous with Flat Stanley: Enrichment will enhance a companion parrot’s life in many ways © Amy Martin Physical and mental stimulation is vital to every species on the planet. Squid, poison dart frogs, pigs, rats, cats, tortoises, spiders, jaguars, sheep, dogs, ferrets, parrots, you name it, they…

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“No-Kill” Shelters Are Not Enough

Sometimes pet owners hit a rough patch and may have no option but to give up their pets, but if a helping hand were available, perhaps more pets could stay in loving homes © Can Stock Photo / Amaviael An article I read recently in the New York Times (online)…

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