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Digital dog shelter application
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| Theses | Contributor(s): Taryn Bzdick
Pet overpopulation has been a major issue for a long time. Hundreds of thousands of dogs are in shelters all over the country who desperately need homes. When looking up these dogs on shelter web...
Planned Obsolescence of Animal Shelters: Steven Hansen at TEDxGrandCanyonUniversity
| Videos | Contributor(s): Steven Hansen
Animal shelters are obsolete. Or, at least, they soon can be. Dr. Steven Hansen, President, and CEO of the Arizona Humane Society shares his ideas to make shelters a community filled with hope and...
Why we should not keep dolphins in aquariums: Taison Chang at TEDxXiguan
| Videos | Contributor(s): Taison Chang
Most people see the first dolphin in their lives at aquariums. Taison did too, and the love he felt towards this particular animal drove him into a position at Hong Kong Ocean Park many years...
Social Dynamics and Space Utility of Domestic Cats Felis Silverstris Catus) In Animal Shelters
| Theses | Contributor(s): Ng Yi Hui Eunice
Animal shelters traditionally have a constant flux of new cat additions and cats leaving the shelter via adoptions. As a result, shelter cats are unable to form stable hierarchies or...
Captive Elephants in Circuses
| Reports | Contributor(s): Varma Varma, S.R. Sujata, Suparna Ganguly, Shiela Rao
Circuses have a long history of using performing animals, both wild and domesticated. The animals are trained or conditioned to exhibit specific behaviours with no option to do otherwise. This...
Mobile shelter for animals in case of emergency
| Theses | Contributor(s): Luis Diego Valerio Bermudez
Technology Institute of Costa Rica
School of Engineering in Industrial Design
Technology Institute of Costa Rica
No Room to Swing a Cat? Animal Treatment and Urban Space in Singapore
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ying-kit Chan
Since Singapore's independence in 1965, the People's Action Party government has launched an extensive urban planning program to transform the island into a modern metropolis. This paper...
Orca Behavior and Subsequent Aggression Associated with Oceanarium Confinement
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Robert Anderson, Robyn Waayers, Andrew Knight
Based on neuroanatomical indices such as brain size and encephalization quotient, orcas are among the most intelligent animals on Earth. They display a range of complex behaviors indicative of...
A Case Study of Behaviour and Performance of Confined or Pastured Cows During the Dry Period
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Randi A. Black, Peter D. Krawczel
The objectives of this study were to determine the effect of the dry cow management system (pasture or confined) on: (1) lying behaviour and activity; (2) feeding and heat stress behaviours; (3)...
Dogs on the Move: Factors Impacting Animal Shelter and Rescue Organizations' Decisions to Accept Dogs from Distant Locations
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kaitlyn E. Simmons, Christy L. Hoffman
Long-distance dog transfer programs are a topic of burgeoning interest in the animal welfare community, but little research has focused on such programs. This exploratory study, which surveyed 193...
Numbers and Characteristics of Cats Admitted to Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) Shelters in Australia and Reasons for Surrender
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Corinne Alberthsen, Jacquie Rand, John Morton, Pauleen Bennett, Mandy Paterson, Dianne Vankan
Despite high numbers of cats admitted to animal shelters annually, there is surprisingly little information available about the characteristics of these cats. In this study, we examined 195,387...
Feasibility of a volunteer dog-walking program for high school students and shelter dogs in Chico, California
| Theses | Contributor(s): Danielle Allred
Dog-walking is gaining recognition as a way of combating sedentary lifestyles. Dog owners who walk their dogs are more likely to meet physical activity standards recommended by the Center for...
Improving rabies control in free-roaming dogs
| Theses | Contributor(s): Michelle Kimberley Morters
Canine-mediated rabies is a serious zoonosis responsible for at least 55,000 human deaths every year, primarily in less developed communities in Asia and Africa where domestic dogs are...
Food puzzles for cats: feeding for physical and emotional wellbeing
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Dantas, L. M. S., Delgado, M. M., Johnson, I., Buffington, C. A. T.
Practical relevance: Many pet cats are kept indoors for a variety of reasons (eg, safety, health, avoidance of wildlife predation) in conditions that are perhaps the least natural to them. Indoor...
Influences on the avoidance and approach behaviour of dairy goats towards an unfamiliar human - an on-farm study
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mersmann, D., Schmied-Wagner, C., Nordmann, E., Graml, C., Waiblinger, S.
The human-animal relationship (HAR) is an important factor for successful animal husbandry and animal welfare. Thus, the HAR is included in on-farm assessments to evaluate overall welfare. For...
Identification and development of measures suitable as potential breeding traits regarding dairy cows' reactivity towards humans
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ebinghaus, A., Ivemeyer, S., Rupp, J., Knierim, U.
Behavioural indicators of the human-animal relationship (HAR) are predominantly used in animal welfare science. However, the reactivity of dairy cows - as part of the HAR - is also of interest in...
Judging a dog by its cover: morphology but not training influences visitor behavior toward kenneled dogs at animal shelters
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Protopopova, A., Wynne, C. D. L.
Currently, visitor behavior in companion animal shelters is not adequately explored. A sequence of experiments investigated how visitors interacted with kenneled dogs at an animal shelter and...
The protective association between pet ownership and depression among street-involved youth: a cross-sectional study
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lem, M., Coe, J. B., Haley, D. B., Stone, E., O'Grady, W.
Street-involved youth represent a particularly vulnerable subsection of the homeless population and are at increased risk of health problems, substance abuse, and depression. Qualitative research...
The associations between animal-based welfare measures and the presence of indicators of food safety in finishing pigs
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Alpigiani, I., Bacci, C., Keeling, L. J., Salman, M. D., Brindani, F., Pongolini, S., Hitchens, P. L., Bonardi, S.
Stressful housing and management practices affect animals, potentially increasing their receptiveness to pathogens. Since some pathogens do not lead to clinical signs of sickness, subclinical pigs...
Demographics and economic burden of un-owned cats and dogs in the UK: results of a 2010 census
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jenny Stavisky, Marnie L Brennan, Martin Downes, Rachel Dean
The population of dogs and cats passing through rescue shelters may be subject to compromised welfare and increased susceptibility to disease. Little information exists to describe...