Monday August 19th, 2019

How We Keep Dogs From Losing Their Marbles While They Wait for Their Home

At Pima Animal Care Center, the average length of stay in the shelter for a dog is about 12 days. However, some of our big dogs could wait for several months before being adopted – so we’ve tailored our shelter program to keep the 350 to 450 dogs hou...

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Friday August 16th, 2019

How You Can Keep Pets Cool During High Temps

With temperatures from coast to coast hitting over 100 degrees this week, finding ways to keep pets safe in the heat is a top priority! Heat can be dangerous for dogs and cats and even result in heat stroke. Whether you work or volunteer in a shelter...

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Saturday August 10th, 2019

7 Ways Animal Care Can Help With Housing Crises

Housing crises exist all over the United States: from the Bay Area of California to the gulf coast of Florida. The lack of housing for people, coupled with the ability for property owners and managers to limit pets, increases the likelihood of pets e...

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Friday July 26th, 2019

AmPA! Helps Rusk County Transform Parvo Program

On May 22, Rusk County Pets Alive (RCPA) contacted American Pets Alive! (AmPA!) with an urgent request to assist with a suspected parvovirus outbreak in their city’s shelter. With lives on the line, AmPA! extraordinaires Jordana Moerbe and Jessica Po...

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Wednesday July 24th, 2019

Public Information Request 101: Get the Information You Need

Do you want or need to access data or information from an animal shelter? Writing a public information request is easier than you think. Learn how in just 10 minutes!

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Thursday July 11th, 2019

AmPA! and APA! Staff Members Named Shelter Medicine Heroes for FeLV Stewardship

In June, 2019, Monica Frenden, Maddie's Director of Feline Lifesaving at American Pets Alive!, and Natascha Hamman, FeLV Program Manager at Austin Pets Alive!, were named Shelter Medicine Heroes by the Association of Animal Welfare Advancement and Id...

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Tuesday July 9th, 2019

Five Undeniable Signs that Foster Really is the Future of Animal Welfare

One of the many positive changes includes the way we house animals in our care, as shelters are becoming gradually more foster-centric. Eventually, foster care will be recognized as more than a luxury program and will become a foundation of our work.

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Tuesday July 2nd, 2019

Driving Up the Convenience: Pima Animal Care Center Offers Drive-Thru Style Microchipping

In just two weeks, over 800 dogs and cats were microchipped through the drive-thru clinic at Pima Animal Care Center in Tucson, Arizona. The shelter anticipates that over 1,000 animals will be chipped in total during the two week pop-up event ending ...

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