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2016 Dog Report Cards for New Jersey Animal Shelters

In a blog from earlier this year, I disclosed New Jersey’s depressing animal shelter statistics. This blog explains why so many dogs are losing their lives in the state’s animal shelters and whether these facilities can end the killing. Successful organizations set measurable goals and regularly monitor their performance. Examples […]

Colorado on the Cusp

Colorado has an 89% statewide live release rate for dogs and cats. Humane Society of Fremont County is leading the way. Sugar was surrendered to Humane Society of Fremont County by the dog’s owner because she was “aggressive toward people and other dogs.” Most shelters would have killed her as […]

The End of Temperament Testing

It’s time to throw out the fake hand, the doll, the food bowl takeaway, and the loud knock on the door. The debate as to whether temperament testing in a shelter is effective, flawed, needs modification, or should be discarded is over. In a recent feature, the New York Times […]