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Jan 16, 2020

Kick Ass Director Q&A: Mara Hartsell, Rosenberg Animal Control and Shelter

Dr. Ellen Jefferson sat down with Maddie's Lifesaving Academy student and Director of Rosenberg Animal Control and Shelter, Mara Hartsell to talk about how she's transforming her shelter to save more lives.

Jan 06, 2020

10 Shelters That Kicked Ass in 2019

These ten shelters kicked ass in 2019. Will you make the 2020 list?

Jan 01, 2020

The Best Shelter Employees Display These Six Traits

Spot your best shelter employees by looking for these six traits.

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