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  1. (Your) Life's book

    Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira

    (Your) Life’s book Two pets in each home!ANIMALS ARE ANGELS and the fact is you came to this world with the RIGHT to have two of these angels at your home, so is the Nature’s law, so is the reality, the rest, is MATRIX, blablabla and political interest. And look that right is a...

  2. A note on chick adoption: a complementary strategy for rearing rheas

    Contributor(s):: Labaque, M. C., Navarro, J. L., Martella, M. B.

    Adoption of greater rhea (Rhea americana) chicks by males and the comparative survival of adopted vs. male's own chicks in a semi-captive population was investigated. Groups of marked chicks (one to 11 individuals) hatched in incubators were released at intervals near males with their own broods....

  3. A note on the use of odor manipulation to facilitate the adoption of alien lambs by ewes bearing twins

    Contributor(s):: Price, E. O., Dally, M. R., Hernandez, L.

    Adoption of alien lambs by ewes bearing single natural offspring has been facilitated by the use of artificial odorants such as neatsfoot oil to establish a common odour for own and alien young and by the use of cloth stockinette jackets to exchange natural odours between lambs. The objective of...

  4. Adopting shelter dogs: owner experiences of the first month post-adoption

    Contributor(s):: Marston, L. C., Bennett, P. C., Coleman, G. J.

    A number of studies have examined factors associated with the relinquishment of pet dogs to animal welfare shelters. In Australia, however, there has been little investigation of new owners' experiences when they subsequently adopt one of these dogs. To address this, telephone interviews were...

  5. Adoption and relinquishment interventions at the animal shelter: a review

    Contributor(s):: A. Protopopova, L.M. Gunter

  6. Adoption of Research Animals

    Contributor(s):: Larry Carbone

    Estimates of actual numbers of research animals used in the country vary, but one thing is obvious to most of us working in research facilities: the vast majority of these animals are euthanized when their usefulness has ended. Euthanasia is intrinsic to some projects. For example, many projects,...

  7. Animal adoption as negotiated order: a comparison of open versus traditional shelter approaches

    Contributor(s):: Balcom, S., Arluke, A.

    Recently, the sheltering community has begun to reevaluate its adoption policies and the attitudes that shelter workers have towards adopters. Some shelters are now implementing what have been termed "open" adoptions as a way of increasing the number of animals adopted into good homes, moving...

  8. Animal returns may signal problems

    Contributor(s):: Miller, P.

  9. Cat Person, Dog Person, Gay, or Heterosexual: The Effect of Labels on a Man's Perceived Masculinity, Femininity, and Likability

    Contributor(s):: Mitchell, R. W., Ellis, A. L.

    American undergraduates (192 male, 521 female) rated masculinity, femininity, and likability of two men (one highly masculine and unfeminine, one normally masculine with low femininity) from a videotaped interaction. Participants were informed that both men were cat persons, dog persons,...

  10. Cats abandonment versus adoptionAbandono de gatos versus adocao

    Contributor(s):: Pinheiro, A. G., Alves, N. D., Andrade Neto, D., Lima, J. L. A. de, Rodrigues, A. M. B., Silva, F. B.

    This study was conducted to determine the pattern and factors affecting of cat abandonment and adoption in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil [date not given]. It was shown that most of the respondents' cats were abandoned prior to being adopted. Other cats were obtained as gifts, purchased or adopted...

  11. Causes of relinquishing the dogs adopted from animal shelters in Taiwan

    Contributor(s):: Fuh, YingBin, Tung, MengChi, Tung, KwongChung, Chiang, JengTung, Fei, ChangYoung

    This study investigated the causes of relinquishing the dogs adopted from animal shelters. The subjects were the adopters of public animal shelters in Taiwan in 2003 similar to 2005. Random sampling was conducted upon 10% of the population. This study collected data by telephone survey, and 1,185...

  12. Changes Associated with Improved Outcomes for Cats Entering RSPCA Queensland Shelters from 2011 to 2016

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    | Contributor(s):: Caroline Audrey Kerr, Jacquie Rand, John Murray Morton, Ronelle Reid, Mandy Paterson

    The aim of this study was to identify changes that contributed to the markedly improved live release of cats in Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) Queensland shelters by comparing data from 2011 and 2016. Admission numbers were similar in these two years. The number...

  13. Circle Tail, Inc.

    Circle Tail's mission is to provide service and hearing dogs for people with disabilities at no cost to the individual. We also provide dogs for adoption, as well as offer dog obedience training, behavior management, educational programs, and boarding services.

  14. Companion animal adoption study

    | Contributor(s):: Neidhart, L., Boyd, R.

    To better understand the outcomes of companion animal adoptions, Bardsley & Neidhart Inc. conducted a series of 3 surveys over a 1-year period with dog and cat owners who had adopted their pet through either a: (1) Luv-A-Pet location, (2) Adopt-a-thon, or (3) traditional shelter. This article...

  15. Comparison of adoption agency breed identification and DNA breed identification of dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Voith, V. L., Ingram, E., Mitsouras, K., Irizarry, K.

    Governmental and other agencies may require dog caregivers (owners) to provide breed identification of their dogs. This study compares breed identification by adoption agencies with identification by DNA analysis in 20 dogs of unknown parentage. Of the 20 dogs who had been adopted from 17...

  16. Comparison of the characteristics and attitudes of dog adopters from three dog rescue groups

    | Contributor(s):: Zelda L. Zimmerman

    A web-based survey was conducted to investigate the relationships between adopters and the dogs they adopted from three types of rescue groups/organizations: humane societies, greyhound rescues, and pit bull rescues. The dog selected to adopt can vary for many reasons, one of which is breed...

  17. Cooling out the mark in companion animal adoption

    | Contributor(s):: Thompson, C. Y., Young, R. L.

    This research examines conflict resolution in the companion animal adoption process. Such adoptions typically occur in public settings where volunteers (1) advise potential adopters about the physical, emotional, and environmental needs of companion animals; (2) evaluate adopters and the...

  18. Declawing has no effect on biting behavior but does affect adoption outcomes for domestic cats in an animal shelter

    | Contributor(s):: Saethra Jade Fritscher, James Ha

    Opponents of declawing contend that it causes behavioral problems, whereas others, including the American Veterinary Medical Association, state that because destructive scratching is a risk factor for relinquishment and euthanasia, declawing is a reasonable alternative. If declawing causes...

  19. Determinants of cat choice and outcomes for adult cats and kittens adopted from an Australian animal shelter

    | Contributor(s):: Zito, S., Paterson, M., Vankan, D., Morton, J., Bennett, P., Phillips, C.

    The percentage of adult cats euthanized in animal shelters is greater than that of kittens because adult cats are less likely to be adopted. This study aimed to provide evidence to inform the design of strategies to encourage adult cat adoptions. One such strategy is to discount adoption prices,...

  20. Determining factors for successful adoption of dogs from an animal shelter

    | Contributor(s):: Posage, J. M., Bartlett, P. C., Thomas, D. K.