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    How foster field trips saved a dog named Kathy

    October 16, 2018

    Is there anything you haven’t tried to save your long-stay dogs who are getting kennel-stressed? Read Kathy’s story and see if what helped her will work for your dogs, too. As Kathy‚Äôs stay at Louisville Metro Animal Services (LMAS) crept beyond 80 days, multiple signs of kennel stress began to appear: jumping, frantic barking at… Learn More

    #FeelGoodFriday: Nothin’ but purr love from kitty saved by shelter medicine

    October 12, 2018

    We have a saying: Pets are “rescued by love, and saved by shelter medicine.” No kitty illustrates that quite as well as Insta-famous cat Smush, who has been part of #FeelGoodFriday once be... Learn More

    Two exciting opportunities for leaders in the animal welfare industry

    October 11, 2018

    Are you a leader in animal welfare looking to take your lifesaving skills to the next level? Maddie&... Learn More

    Susan Houser explains just how far we’ve come in animal sheltering and lifesaving

    October 09, 2018

    Take what you think you know about the history of animal sheltering and throw it out the window. Sus... Learn More