Strategies for Successful Animal Shelters is the first book to assess the relationship between shelter traits, activities and critical outcome variables, such as live release or save rates. This book provides a data-based evaluation of shelter processes and practices with explicit recommendations for improved shelter activities. Using a survey of licensed animal shelters, case studies, and data on state inspections, complaints, and save rates, this book provides an assessment of the activities, processes, and procedures that are most likely to lead to positive outcomes for a variety of animal shelters. The book also contributes to community debate around animal sheltering and provides best practices, methods and means to assess local shelters to ensure the highest level of animal welfare. It is a valuable resource for animal shelter professionals and rescue groups, as well as students in disciplines such as animal science, animal welfare and shelter medicine. Offers best-practice recommendations and how they are used in animal shelters Analyzes which shelter traits, programs and activities are most strongly associated with optimal outcomes, including live release rates Includes an assessment of future research and activities to optimize animal welfare within shelters
Ellie had been watching him for years and admired his charm, his knowledge, his success. Never in her wildest dreams did she think she would work beside him, but luck was on her side. She was granted the opportunity of a lifetime. At first she had been a captive audience hoping to learn what she could. They developed a great working relationship, complete with hard work, fun banter and mutual respect. It wasn't until she noted bizarre occurrences making her realize that the very person she looked up to wasn't who he claimed to be after all. If her suspicions were correct, he might be tied to some of the most horrific cold case crimes in the valley. There are times when the truth reveals itself and we acknowledge it for a brief moment as we would an old acquaintance, moving on and going about our day, choosing to believe the lies instead--their familiarity providing more comfort than the truth. Often, we see what we want to see, but do we truly know the identity behind the mask?
ÊIf my present reader happens to be a Boy Scout or a scout-master who wants the scouts to build a tower for exhibition purposes, he can do so by following the directions here given, but if there is real necessity for haste in the erection of this tower, of course we cannot build one as tall as we might where we have more time. With a small tower all the joints may be quickly lashed together with strong, heavy twine, rope, or even wire; and in the wilderness it will probably be necessary to bind the joints with pliable roots, or cordage made of bark or withes; but as this is not a book on woodcraft we will suppose that the reader has secured the proper material for fastening the joints of the frame of this signal-tower and he must now shoulder his axe and go to the woods in order to secure the necessary timber. First let him cut eight straight polesÑthat is, as straight as he can find them. These poles should be about four and one half inches in diameter at their base and sixteen and one half feet long. After all the branches are trimmed off the poles, cut four more sticks each nine feet long and two and a half or three inches in diameter at the base; when these are trimmed into shape one will need twenty six or seven more stout sticks each four and one half feet long for braces and for flooring for the platform.
A challenging foster dog inspires an experienced foster mama to explore where the endless stream of unwanted dogs is coming from—and how things could change. After nearly a year struggling to find a home for a particular foster dog, Cara begins to wonder how the story ends—when will all the dogs be saved? Even after the one-hundredth foster dog passes through Cara’s home, the stream of homeless dogs appears endless. Seized by the need to act, Cara grabs her best friend, fills a van with donations, and heads south to discover what is really happening in the rural shelters where her foster dogs originate. What she discovers will break her heart and compel her to share the story of heroes and villains and plenty of good dogs, in the hope of changing this world. From North Carolina where pit bulls fill the shelters and heart-worm rages to Tennessee where dogs are left forgotten in pounds and on to Alabama where unlikely heroes fight in a state that has largely forsaken its responsibilities to its animals, Cara meets the people working on the front lines in this national crisis of unwanted animals. The dogs, the people and their inspiring stories draw her south again and again in search of answers and maybe a dog of her own. One Hundred Dogs and Counting will introduce the reader to many wonderful dogs—from sweet Oreo to quirky Flannery—but also to inspirational people sacrificing personal lives and fortunes to save deserving animals. Join Cara on the rescue road as she follows her heart into the places where too many dogs are forgotten and discovers glimmers of hope that the day is coming when every dog will have a home.
A little white stone of hope for the coming days. Please take it freely and show others the way, the truth, and the life. Revelation 6 and Zechariah.
For years, animal shelters have been hearing a similar message, "You need to use your data!" But which pieces of data should be monitored? How often? And to what degree of detail? Every Nose Counts: Using Metrics in Animal Shelters is a guide book that seeks to answers these questions, and many more. It all starts with a simple question: "What are your goals?" From here, we walk you through examples of metrics you can use to track progress toward your goals. Along the way, we offer insights to help you better display your data and breakdown the math behind the metrics to help give you a deeper and broader understanding of exactly what your numbers are telling you -- and what they're not! This guidebook is geared toward anyone working in or with an animal shelter or rescue group. Shelter directors, managers, staff, and veterinarians will all glean insights. From intake to outcomes and all points in between, we aim to offer a practical, accessible approach to using data. We hope that doing so will assist you in guiding the important decisions you make every day in your work serving animals and people in your community.
Animal abusers from around the globe are kidnapped and forced into a series of deadly games against top tier predators. The animals get a chance to get even in this fast paced exciting thriller that will leave you cheering for the animals!
'I found with years of human/dog training and reading many books on training, sometimes, the simplest things were missing from the human/dog instuctions. Answering many calls to assist families and their dogs, I decided to put all the 'most asked for' solutions in one place.' Roxane Knott This is a guide to help you with your new, or long standing, Canine family member. If you are delving into the adventures of dog ownership or looking for ways to get over those doggie hurdles with some straight talking then this is a great book for you. It gives you all the simple, little tips to fill in the missing spaces of those major dog training techniques.
Profiles on Success is a collection of some of the greatest authors in the personal development arena. These authors are sharing their proven success tactics, principles and strategies that can lead to your success in health, wealth, relationships and unlimited personal fulfi llment. This book will undoubtedly open your mind to your own unlimited potential and motivate you to take massive action to reach your dreams. Among other important leaders in their field you will find this noteworthy group sharing some important information about success, winning, attitude, and other important topics to help you improve and achieve personal and financial growth: Matt Morris-YOU make the rules! Johnny Wimbrey-The Psychology of Winning Ray Blanchard, Ph.D.-Essential Success, A Living Transformation Daven Michaels-Creating Your New Wealth and Freedom Lifestyle Mru Patel-Passion and Attitude Mikkel Pitzner-In Times of Struggle, We Often Become the Most Resourceful Bud Bilanich-The Biggest Myth about Career Success Austin Walsh-Fail. Fail. Fail. Fail. Succeed! Dr. Gather Williams II-God's Greatest Gifts to Us Come in Ships-Relationships! Joel Therien-A Healthy Success Traci Williams-The Scarcity of Abundance
Christine Paradine first became involved with the rescue and care of animals when she joined the team at the Devon-based animal charity Animals in Distress on a voluntary basis. She helped to set up their rescue centre, and for more than 20 years she devoted a large part of her life to caring for abandoned and neglected animals of all kinds.
Ancient feuds shift into uncertain alliances when murder threatens the secrecy of the supernatural world. Pushing papers at a werewolf sanctuary is the least appealing assignment Aviva could have wished for. It's the bottom rung of the career ladder for a vampire, a job that will leave her isolated from most of her kind as she watches over members of a species whose very existence threatens the secrecy of the supernatural world. Her only consolation is the promise of peace, quiet, and a chance to impress the elders over the course of an easy assignment. After all, the werewolves may be troublesome, but they've kept their own secrets for a century. But the situation at the sanctuary is not what she expected, and Aviva's hopes of easy success are quickly dashed. Age-old tensions between vampires and werewolves come to a head when a human in a nearby village is found brutally murdered and suspicion lands squarely on the sanctuary's supernatural inhabitants. When the pack leaders refuse to turn the killer in to face justice, Aviva knows her elders will do anything to keep their world safe from humans, even if it means wiping out the werewolves for good. With the help of a mistrustful female and a relentlessly tempting alpha male, it will be up to Aviva to overcome the instinctive hatred between their species and catch a murderer before the human world takes notice-and before the sanctuary turns into a battleground.