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Companion Paws Canada
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Companion Paws Canada is dedicated to supporting Canadians in need while providing a second chance for pets by rescuing, training and pairing them with those who would benefit from a companion...
Let's "Paws" to Consider the Possibility: Using Support Dogs with Victims of Crime
| Government Documents
Today, a service dog helping an individual with sight limitations is accepted and relatively common. There are other trained dogs including those who serve individuals who are deaf or hard of...
Jul 13 2017
2017 Canadian Veterinary Medical Association Convention
Street Involved Youth and Companion Animals: A Phenomenological Study
| Theses | Contributor(s): Melissa Caines
Of the approximate one hundred and fifty thousand youth in Canada who are homeless on any given night as many as 25 percent of them share their lives with companion animals (Public Health Agency...
Avian reactions towards human approaches in different urban greenery structures in Nanaimo
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Campbell, M.
Urban green spaces are vital for human quality of life and urban avian ecology. In consequence, these areas attract cutting edge research on human/animal relations and the human roles in avian...
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...
Dog visitation's impact on seniors' social support: comparing group and individual conditions
| Theses | Contributor(s): Lindsay Burton
Introduction: Social support (SS) is an important determinant of senior health. Dogs are an underutilized modality for seniors’ SS promotion, and dog visitation programs are emerging to...
Public perceptions of coyotes in Vancouver
| Theses | Contributor(s): Renee Proulx
The coyote (Canis latrans) has benefitted from the urbanization of previously undeveloped areas and have successfully expanded their range across North America. As they are newcomers, it is...
Being there : relationships between people with cancer and their pets : what helps and what hinders
| Theses | Contributor(s): Patricia Nitkin
This qualitative research examined the little studied area of human-pet relationships and their impact on persons with cancer. The goal of this study was to gather information from individuals...
Urban Coyotes (Canis latrans Say, 1823) in the Lower Mainland, British Columbia: Public Perceptions and Education
| Theses | Contributor(s): Kristine Webber
Increasing complaints to wildlife agencies and negative media reports about urban coyotes (Canis latrans) suggest a negative attitude toward coyotes. I surveyed the public in the Greater Vancouver...
An Institutional Analysis of Ontario's Endangered Species Act: Investigating the Implementation Challenges
| Theses | Contributor(s): Nafisa Sarwath
In a rapidly changing environment, management of natural resources is essential. Currently the world is undergoing a rapid loss of biodiversity through extinctions caused by human activities....
Driving Forward: The Power of the Horse in Douro Township 1850-1900
| Theses | Contributor(s): Patrick Leahy
Rural Ontario was highly dependent upon the horse in the second half of the nineteenth century. However, the horse’s role in rural life has not received the scholarly attention it fully...
The Public Health Risks of Three Potentially Zoonotic Viruses in Pigs and Pork in Canada
| Theses | Contributor(s): Barbara Wilhelm
The research described in this thesis aims to describe the potential public health risks posed by three emerging and potentially zoonotic viruses (hepatitis E virus (HEV), Norovirus (NoV), and...
A Comparison of Three Animal Welfare Assessment Programs on Canadian Swine Farms
| Theses | Contributor(s): Ashley Nicole Roberts
Standard measures used in animal welfare assessments include animal-based measures obtained by observing animals, resource-based measures obtained by observing facilities, and management-based...
Global Vets: Student Vets Sharing a Global Vision
| Posters | Contributor(s): K. Tubby, N. Asotra, K. Lillakas, C. Toscano, A. Peregrine
Global Vets is a program run through the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) which offers student veterinarians a unique opportunity to investigate animal health care in developing countries. The...
Human-coyote (Canis latrans) interaction in Canadian urban parks and green space: Preliminary findings from a media-content analysis
| Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Shelley M. Alexander, Michael S. Quinn
The coyote (Canis latrans) is a highly adaptable apex carnivore that provides a critical ecological function in urban ecosystems. Habituation of coyotes results in behavioural changes which can...
Animal Abuse and Human Interpersonal Violence in Canada: An Anthrozoological Perspective on Policy, Legislation and the Need for Cross-sector Reporting
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Adriana Pisano Beaumont
In the last decade, research evidence has increasingly demonstrated a co-occurrence of human interpersonal violence and abusive behaviour toward nonhuman animals although the actual nature of this...
Think Outside the Cage: Moving Towards New Understandings of Companion Rabbits
| Theses | Contributor(s): Ruthann Drummond
Rabbits are the third most common companion mammal in Western homes, and their popularity continues to rise. However, they are also one of the most broadly used animal resources around the world,...
The effects of enrichment on the physical and psychological health of two related species at the Toronto Zoo
| Theses | Contributor(s): Sarah Malin
The cumulative effects of environmental destruction have resulted in the unavoidable need for captive animal institutions that house captive animals for a multitude of reasons. Regardless of the...
Regulating and representing vagrant curs and purebred dogs in Toronto,1867-1910
| Theses | Contributor(s): Amanda Anne Margaret Sauermann
This thesis examines parallel canine narratives, the story of the city cur and the story of the purebred dog, to argue that the dog was entangled in a broader discourse of governmentality and...