Category: Shelter

Rural Dogs

by Mallory Robinson

Often times in sprawling country areas, such as the one I’m writing from now, the overall majority of dogs (and cats) brought into shelters and rescues are what I typically describe as “rural.” Not exactly social and not exactly feral, the “rural dog” falls somewhere along that spectrum.

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Expressive Writing for Resilience in Animal Care Professionals

by Jessica Dolce

Helping professionals of all kinds are exposed to a variety of stressors related to both their workplace systems and the ongoing exposure to direct and indirect trauma. This complex combination of stressors requires helping professionals to explore the steps they can take to effectively reduce the risks involved in their work and to increase their overall resilience in order to thrive in their challenging roles.

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