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  1. Brute Force: Animal Police and the Challenge of Cruelty

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    Books | Contributor(s): Arnold Arluke

    "In one instance, an officer investigated a case on an extremely thin dog - a sixty-pound Rottweiler - that should have weighed about one hundred pounds. 'The dog was skin and bones, so weak he couldn't even get up. The person told me he was minding the dog for his son because his son had been...

  2. Brood Bitch: A mother's reflection

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    Books | Contributor(s): Celia Townsend Wells

    Brood Bitch is a mother's reflection inspired by her hand-raising a litter of Pembroke Welsh corgis whose own mother died after a Caesarian delivery. Devastated by the loss of her only companion and awed by the task of saving the puppies, the author is surprised to discover she enjoys this...

  3. Bridging the Bond: The Cultural Construction of the Shelter Pet

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    Books | Contributor(s): Tami L. Harbolt

    What happens behind the doors of the animal shelter? This book will introduce the reader to the work culture of animal shelter employees, volunteers, activists, educators, and pets. By weaving together her own personal memoirs with interviews with workers, the author describes the traditions,...

  4. Between Pets and People: The Importance of Animal Companionship

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    Books | Contributor(s): Alan M. Beck, Aaron Katcher

    Pets play a greater role in our emotional and physical health than ever before, according to this volume. The book by Alan M. Beck of Purdue's School of Veterinary Medicine and Aaron H. Katcher, psychiatrist and professor emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania, explores the emotional and...

  5. Assessing the Human-Animal Bond: A Compendium of Actual Measures

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    Books | Contributor(s): David C Anderson

    This book gathers, in one place, those measures presently used to study the human-companion animal bond. The measures chosen for inclusion are the most heavily used by researchers, as well as measures that appear to be innovative or relate to the different aspects of the human-companion animal...

  6. Animals in Schools: Processes and Strategies in Human-Animal Education

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    Books | Contributor(s): Helena Pederson

    Animals in Schools explores important questions in the field of critical animal studies and education by close examination of a wide range of educational situations and classroom activities. How are human- animal relations expressed and discussed in school? How do teachers and students develop...

  7. Animal Control Management: A new look at a public responsibility

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    Books | Contributor(s): Stephen Aronson

    This book is the first of its kind to discuss in detail the actual management of local animal control programs as opposed to the care of the animals. The book covers those financial, personnel, legal, health, and safety issues that animal control directors and management staff need to know in...

  8. Afternoons with Puppy: Inspirations from a Therapist and his Animals

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    Books | Contributor(s): Aubrey H. Fine, Cynthia J. Eisen

    Afternoons with Puppy is a heartwarming account of dynamic relationships and outcomes involving a therapist, his therapy animals, and his patients over the course of almost two decades. It is a narrative of Dr. Fine's experiences and the growing respect for the power of the animals effect on his...

  9. A Perfect Harmony: The Intertwining Lives of Animals and Humans throughout History

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    Books | Contributor(s): Roger A. Caras

    Caras views humanity's ascent from Stone Age hunter-gatherers to modern apartment-dwelling cat-and dog-owners as inextricably woven with animals. As beasts of burden, means of transport, and protein source, animals made possible agricultural surpluses, triggered cultural cross-pollination,...