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  1. Online Relinquishments of Dogs and Cats in Australia

    Contributor(s):: Susan J Hazel, Caitlin J Jenvey, Jonathan Tuke

    The aim of this study was to analyze dog and cat advertisements on a popular online trading website in Australia in February 2016. A total of 2640 ads for dogs and 2093 ads for cats were classified as being relinquished on Gumtree. A total of 23% of dog ads and 62% of cat ads were for free...

  2. Surrenderers' Relationships with Cats Admitted to Four Australian Animal Shelters

    Contributor(s):: Sarah Zito, Mandy Paterson, John Morton, Di Vankan, Pauleen Bennett, Jacquie Rand, Clive J.C. Phillips

    The surrender of cats to animal shelters results in financial, social and moral burdens for the community. Correlations of caretaking and interactions with surrendered cats were calculated, to understand more about humans’ relationships with surrendered cats and the contribution of...

  3. Interaction and processes of animal relinquishment: a qualitative study

    Contributor(s):: Tamara Leigh Rice

    This thesis investigated the process of relinquishing a pet to the Department of Animal Control with the likely outcome of euthanasia for many of the animals left there by their owners. As euthanasia is no longer seen as an acceptable way to solve the pet over population problem those concerned...

  4. Summarizing Reasons for Surrender and Stakeholder Perceptions within the Published Literature on Companion-animal Relinquishment

    Contributor(s):: Kimberly Lambert

    Systematic methods were used to analyze published literature on companion-animal relinquishment to gain broader understanding of the causes and solutions for relinquishment. A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted on 18 studies investigating reasons for dog surrender and dog...

  5. Stray and Owner-Relinquished Animals Statute

    Mandates methods and practices for animal euthanasia in all public and private agencies sheltering stray or owner-relinquished animals. Requires mandatory holding periods and conditions that must be satisfied before any animal is killed. Mandates shelters to develop and follow care, cleaning,...

  6. Characteristics of shelter-relinquished animals and their owners compared with animals and their owners in U.S. pet-owning households

    Contributor(s):: New, J. C., Jr., Salman, M. D., King, M., Scarlett, J. M., Kass, P. H., Hutchison, J. M.

    Investigators sponsored by the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy interviewed people who relinquished dogs and cats at 12 shelters in 4 regions of the USA. We collected similar data from a sample of US households with companion animals. Data collected included non-human animal...

  7. Factors associated with the relinquishment of domestic canines to animal shelters

    Contributor(s):: Adkins, Barry L.

  8. Independent Study 490A: Reasons for Giving Up a Dog at the Animal Rescue League of Iowa

    Contributor(s):: Shawna L. Weimer, Anna K. Johnson, Paula Sunday, Tom Colvin

    It is important that when an owner decides to relinquish their canine that the information provided on the forms are accurate and not conflicting in detail.Therefore, the objectives of this study were to (1) identify the top three issues for why a canine is relinquished, (2) report on the...

  9. Protective-restoring to maintain self integrity : a grounded theory of the human experience of dog relinquishment

    Contributor(s):: Mary Ellen Elizabeth Edwards, Dr. Eyal Gringart (adviser), Dr Deirdre Drake (adviser)

    Dog relinquishment or ‘getting rid of the dog’ is common practice in Australia and other countries where dogs are kept as pets. Each year thousands of dogs are relinquished for a variety of reasons. While losing a pet through death can be as devastating for some people as the death of a loved...