Gas chambers have no place in our nation’s public or private shelters. They cannot provide a truly humane (pain- and stress-free) euthanasia for any animal, they are more expensive than the humane alternative euthanasia by injection, they pose risk of injury and even death to shelter staff, and they have been condemned for routine shelter euthanasia by the AVMA, as well as The HSUS, NACA, and every other national animal welfare organization. See what The HSUS is doing to eliminate gas chambers from our nation’s shelters. Read the HSUS Statement on Gas Chambers and view the use of gas chambers by state.
In this issue: Looking back and moving forward; greyhound racing takes its final lap; whimsical tales spread compassion for community cats; organizations look to the Adopters Welcome model to promote diversity and inclusion; an equine group steps up to help Florida horse owners; shelters find successful alternatives to traditional fundraising events; demand surges for virtual behavior services; studies show that helping others helps you; and more.
In this issue: A decade of promoting shelter pets; summer camp, COVID style; innovation sensations; hole-istic cat housing; creating videos with viral potential; teaming up with sports stars to promote your organization; new approaches to feline retroviruses; and more.
In this issue: The HSUS Pets for Life team shifts tactics but retains core beliefs during the COVID-19 pandemic; new science about cat allergies may prevent surrenders; an upstate New York shelter teams with local pizzerias to promote adoptable animals; VCA adds a nail in the coffin of elective declawing; an Idaho nonprofit helps ‘sweeten the pot’ for harder-to-place cats; and more.