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  1. White Blood Cell Counts, Parasite Prevalence, and Plasma Cortisol Levels of Dogs in a County Animal Shelter: Changes over Days and Impact of a Program of Repeated Human Interaction

    Contributor(s):: Emily S. Dudley

    Animal shelter housing is highly stressful for a dog, compromising welfare and leading to undesirable behaviors and unknown health consequences. We documented the changes in circulating numbers of white blood cells, plasma cortisol, and fecal parasite shedding of dogs housed for 10 days at a...

  2. Companion animals as being-objects: the role of the self/other binary in the human-animal bond

    Contributor(s):: Amanda Kelly Reed

    This research project is an investigation into the human-dog bond and the practice of pet adoption and pet surrender at the East Baton Rouge Parish Animal Control Center. The human-dog bond is an excellent vehicle for an investigation into how we create categories of other because it is a highly...

  3. Investigating Attachment Behavior in Shelter Dogs

    Contributor(s):: Anamarie Johnson

    The strength and nature of the social connection between humans and dogs is a product of a long history of domestication. This study, conducted at a municipal shelter in Northern California using a modified Strange Situation Test, investigated the hypothesis that human-dog interactions will...

  4. Summarizing Research on Companion Animal Population Dynamics and Control Practices, and Exploring Factors Impacting Dogs' Time to Adoption in a Shelter System

    Contributor(s):: Aileigh Kay

    A scoping review was conducted to identify all globally published literature investigating population dynamics and control practices of companion animals. There were 7810 unique citations initially identified, 869 articles (450 primary research and 419 reviews) were confirmed relevant. Most...

  5. Public Policy: Community Safety Through Breed Bans?

    Contributor(s):: Deirdre S. Franklin

    The research performed provided several insights and outcomes that were anticipated in the research question. By analyzing the effects of breed specific legislation (BSL) and the statistics relative to dog bites, dog shelters and rescue groups, it became clear that the BSL does not work. This...

  6. Creating an Effective Shelter Intake Form to Reduce Owner Surrender

    Contributor(s):: Sandra Nichole Tongg

    Animal shelters in the United States have evolved from basic bare bones facilities with inhumane culling practices, to today’s more socially complex, organized and compassionate sheltering system. Over time improvements have focused on decreasing the suffering of companion animals as well...

  7. Saving Animals: Everyday Practices of Care and Rescue in the US Animal Sanctuary Movement

    Contributor(s):: Elan L. Abrell

    This multi-sited ethnography of the US animal sanctuary movement is based on 24 months of research at a range of animal rescue facilities, including a companion animal shelter in Texas, exotic animal sanctuaries in Florida and Hawaii, and a farm animal sanctuary in New York. In the last three...

  8. The development of an on-site spay/neuter facility at a county animal shelter to reduce pet overpopulation as a means of rabies prevention

    Contributor(s):: G. Robert Weedon

    The goal of this paper is to address the issue of pet overpopulation as a means of preventing rabies in a community, and to describe the process of developing an onsite spay/neuter facility at a county animal shelter to reduce pet overpopulation. Additionally, it is hoped that this project will...

  9. Understanding shelter medicine

    Contributor(s):: Tânia Isabel Gomes Frazão Pina Santos

    Shelter medicine is a small animal herd health discipline that is becoming an emerging area of specialization. This discipline rose from difficulties that shelter veterinarians face every day in local community shelters or supporting associations that protect the interests of animal well-being....

  10. Exploring Attitudes Toward Euthanasia Among Shelter Workers and Volunteers in Japan and the U.S.

    Contributor(s):: Maho Cavalier

    Conflicts between foreign and Japanese volunteers concerning decisions to euthanize animals that are in terminal condition were noted during anecdotal observation by this author at a Japanese animal rescue shelter. Thus, this research was undertaken to explore attitudes of shelter staff in Japan....

  11. What's in a Name: Effect of Breed Perceptions & Labeling on Attractiveness, Adoptions & Length of Stay for Pit-Bull-Type Dogs

    Contributor(s):: Lisa Marie Gunter

    Previous research has indicated that certain breeds of dogs stay longer in shelters than others; however exactly how breed perception and identification influences potential adopters' decisions remains unclear. Current dog breed identification practices in animal shelters are often based upon...

  12. An Evaluation of a Shelter Dog Training Class: Outcomes for Volunteer Trainers and for Dogs

    Contributor(s):: Paula M. Ramirez

    Are the best things in life really free? Volunteers are valuable people who work for free because they simply want to help. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in 2014 almost sixty-three million people volunteered (Volunteering in the United States 2014, 2015). The sizeable...

  13. Widening the Circle of Empathy through Humane Education: A Qualitative Study with Diverse and At-Risk Children

    Contributor(s):: Jennie Marie Warmouth

    This study examines the socio-emotional and cognitive impact of a three-month literacy centered humane education program on one second-grade classroom of socio-culturally and linguistically diverse children using a qualitative research design. Twenty-five children, ages 7-8 years, participated in...

  14. Valoración del carácter y el bienestar animal en un albergue canino municipal

    Contributor(s):: David José Menor Campos

    En este trabajo se procede a la adaptación e implementación de un test de comportamiento canino, en el albergue canino municipal de Córdoba, España. El test está formado por 17 de las pruebas más frecuentes en la literatura científica, adaptadas a...

  15. The handling of stray dogs in Norway and Hungary : The operation of Budadogs

    Contributor(s):: Caroline Holtet

    Many countries in Europe have so called stray dogs,Hungary is one of them. Norway does not have a problem with stray dogs due to a well function society, strict animal welfare law and generally high standard of living, so the term “stray dog” is not in use in Norway. The aim of my...

  16. Importation of Stray Dogs from Hungary and Romania to Norway

    Contributor(s):: Julie Jahren Holter

    The aim of this thesis was to highlight the different factors playing a part in the discussion of importation of stray dogs to Norway. Several aspects of the discussion have been mentioned. It has been proved that an increasing number of stray dogs are being imported, especially after the new...

  17. Digital dog shelter application

    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 sites it is common to find a small blurb and a low quality photograph in a poorly designed...

  18. Social Dynamics and Space Utility of Domestic Cats Felis Silverstris Catus) In Animal Shelters

    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 relationships, and are often subjected to stressful social situations on top of the confining housing conditions....

  19. Mobile shelter for animals in case of emergency

    Contributor(s):: Luis Diego Valerio Bermudez

  20. Feasibility of a volunteer dog-walking program for high school students and shelter dogs in Chico, California

    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 Disease Control, and studies have shown positive benefits resulting from animal interaction, including...