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  1. Using dogs in urban pest control | Deanna Kjorlien | TEDxMSJC

    Contributor(s):: Deanna Kjorlien

    Using dogs to find bed bugs or to confirm that bed bugs have been killed can drastically reduce the amount of pesticides sprayed. This is a small but significant step in helping our environment, not to mention it helps us, “Sleep tight at night.”Deanna Kjorlien, President of Green Dog...

  2. Super Pet Parents Save Dogs Lives | Donna Chicone | TEDxWilmington

    Contributor(s):: Donna Chicone

    Donna Chicone's talk involves what it means to be a "super pet parent." After introducing the figures on dog surrender to shelter (astonishingly high), she discusses research on dog training, because nearly all of surrenders are blamed on lack of training. Super pet parents are...

  3. A Survey of Public Opinion on Cat (Felis catus) Predation and the Future Direction of Cat Management in New Zealand

    Contributor(s):: Jessica K Walker, Stephanie J Bruce, Arnja R Dale

    Cat predation is a prominent issue in New Zealand that provokes strong and opposing views. We explored, via 1011 face-to-face questionnaires, public opinion on (a) support for a National Cat Management Strategy (78% support); (b) concern regarding predation of wildlife by owned and un-owned cats...

  4. Factors that Influence Intake to One Municipal Animal Control Facility in Florida: A Qualitative Study

    Contributor(s):: Terry Spencer, Linda Behar-Horenstein, Joe Aufmuth, Nancy Hardt, Jennifer W Applebaum, Amber Emanuel, Natalie Isaza

    This qualitative study identified a study area by visualizing one year of animal intake from a municipal animal shelter on geographic information systems (GIS) maps to select an area of high stray-dog intake to investigate. Researchers conducted semi-structured interviews with residents of the...

  5. Surrendered and Stray Dogs in Australia—Estimation of Numbers Entering Municipal Pounds, Shelters and Rescue Groups and Their Outcomes

    Contributor(s):: Diana Chua, Jackquie Rand, John Morton

    There is no national system for monitoring numbers of dogs entering municipal council pounds and shelters in Australia, or their outcomes. This limits understanding of the surrendered and stray dog issue, and prevents the evaluation of management strategies. We aimed to estimate these in...

  6. 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...

  7. Intake Procedures in Colorado Animal Shelters

    Contributor(s):: Anna Fagre, Francisco Olea-Popelka, Rebeca Ruch-Gallie

    The purpose of this study was to describe intake procedures in Colorado animal shelters, compare infectious disease screening protocols in shelters taking in animals from out-of-state to shelters only accepting animals from Colorado, and analyze perceived risk of diseases in Colorado by...

  8. Environmental Enrichment in Kennelled Pit Bull Terriers (Canis lupus familiaris)

    Contributor(s):: Jenna Kiddie, Anna Bodymore, Alex Dittrich

    Although social enrichment can be considered beneficial in helping dogs cope with the kennel environment, when taking individual needs into account, it places a large demand on the carers and may not be appropriate in under-resourced kennels. Some kennels are also designed in such a way that...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. The Dog who raised me | Sneha Shrestha | TEDxBirgunj

    Contributor(s):: Sneha Shrestha

    The talk is about cruelty towards animals and how one person can be the face of change. Story of a animal lover turned activist.Shrestha is the Founder of Sneha's Care. Sneha’s Care is dedicated to Rescue injured dogs, Animal Birth Control & Humane Education, Shelter home to disable...

  12. Mutts 4 the Military

    Mutts 4 the Military rescues dogs from high-kill shelters and places them where they are needed themost—with veterans and active duty military personnel. These dogs are vetted, trained, and certified asemotional support companions at no cost to the recipient. We will also help with any...

  13. 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...

  14. Planned Obsolescence of Animal Shelters: Steven Hansen at TEDxGrandCanyonUniversity

    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 optimism for the future.Dr. Steven R. Hansen oversees the Arizona Humane Society’s (AHS)...

  15. 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....

  16. Mobile shelter for animals in case of emergency

    Contributor(s):: Luis Diego Valerio Bermudez

  17. Dogs on the Move: Factors Impacting Animal Shelter and Rescue Organizations' Decisions to Accept Dogs from Distant Locations

    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 individuals associated with animal shelter and rescue organizations in the United States, evaluated...

  18. Numbers and Characteristics of Cats Admitted to Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) Shelters in Australia and Reasons for Surrender

    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 admissions to 33 Australian RSPCA shelters and six friends of the RSPCA groups from July 2006 to June...

  19. 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...

  20. Demographics and economic burden of un-owned cats and dogs in the UK: results of a 2010 census

    Contributor(s):: Jenny Stavisky, Marnie L Brennan, Martin Downes, Rachel Dean

    BackgroundThe 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 this population, its dynamics and associated management practices. The aim of this study was to carry out...