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  1. Don't Sell the Bond Short

    What do you think of when you hear or read the words, “human-animal bond”? For many people, images of animals involved in some sort of animal-assisted therapy that improves a disabled person’s quality of life immediately come to mind. Others think of coping with the pain of pet loss, or heroic...

  2. HABRI Central Update - January 22, 2013

    We’re greeting the new year with a new newsletter, new log in options, and lots of new content! The first issue of the HABRI Central Newsletter, a monthly e-mail newsletter, has shipped to users who have signed up to receive it. The newsletter contains information on the latest resources...

  3. RK Anderson

    All of us involved with trying to understand our relationship with animals have benefitted from Dr. Robert K. Anderson, known by most simply as RK. I do not remember when I first met RK, as our lives overlapped in both public health and the founding of the Delta Society. Leo Bustad asked each of...

  4. At a Snail's Pace

    At a Snail’s Pace Some people prefer to read only specific kinds of books related to certain kinds of human and animal interactions. Perhaps only heady academic tomes. Or fiction, or only those involving dogs or cats and humans interacting with each other in specific ways. My tastes tend to be...

  5. HABRI Central Update - November 2, 2012

    A new update to HABRI Central brings major improvements to several areas of the site. New search options are available for the HABRI Central Bibliography. General searches now look through a greater number of metadata fields (e.g., author, title, publication date, etc.) and results can now be...

  6. That Restless Time of Year

    Every month for more than a decade I’ve posted a commentary to my website ( ) the majority of which deal with some facet of animal health, behavior the human-animal bond, and the inextricable interaction of the three. For the past 4 years or so, I’d added weekly podcasts to the...