Claire: A Case Story

Claire: A Case Story

History Claire came to us nearly two years ago. She was a 4-year-old medium-sized, short-haired, tri-colored dog of unknown breed origin. She came in a batch of dogs that were from a severe hoarding case. There were many dogs living in a single feces-filled room and...
An Interview with Dr. Lauren Finka

An Interview with Dr. Lauren Finka

Dr. Lauren Finka is a postdoctoral researcher in animal welfare at the University of Nottingham Trent in the U.K. Her specialization is in feline behavior, particularly in sheltered cats. Dr. Finka recently co-authored a research paper entitled “Providing Humans With...
A Guide to Socializing Older (Fractious) Kittens

A Guide to Socializing Older (Fractious) Kittens

It is generally understood that a kitten’s socialization period is between 2 and 8 weeks of age. In overcrowded shelter environments with limited resources, that socialization period can act as a decision-maker. If the kitten is within that time frame, send them to...