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  1. Pet Therapy and Reducing College Stress

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    | Contributor(s):: Margot L. Wiscovitch

    Pet therapy is the interaction between an animal and person working to overcome physical as well as emotional issues. This type of therapy has been used in a variety of settings and populations including nursing homes and residents, hospitals and patients, residential treatment centers and...

  2. So You Have A Dog?

    | Contributor(s):: Donald Irwin Craig

      So You Have a Dog? © Donald I. Craig, Jr., 2014 “We have had civilizations without horses and even civilizations without the wheel, but never civilizations without dogs.  No dogs, no humanity.” – Piero Scanziani, Italian...

  3. So You Have A Dog?

    | Contributor(s):: Donald Irwin Craig, Donald I. Craig

    Responsibilities of dog ownership and benefits of a family dog.

  4. Prison Animal Programs: A Brief Review of the Literature

    | Contributor(s):: Rhiana Kohl

    Since the inception of canine training programs in correctional facilities during the 1980s, evidence of effectiveness has been unexplored, leaving the questions of correctional staff and researchers alike unanswered. Systematic research exploring the long term effects of such programming has...

  5. Childhood animal abuse and violent criminal behavior: a brief review of the literature

    | Contributor(s):: Susan M. McDonald

    The connection between cruelty to animals in childhood/early adolescence and adult violent criminal behavior has been a topic of interest for decades. Formal research on this matter began as early as the 1960s with Mead’s 1964 bulletin article including her theory “that childhood...

  6. The Connection between Animal Abuse and Family Violence: A Selected Annotated Bibliography

    | Contributor(s):: Sharon L. Nelson

    This selected annotated bibliography assembles legal and social literature that examines the link between domestic violence and animal abuse. Drawing from an ever-growing body of written works dedicated to the issue, the bibliography presents the works that are most informative and useful to the...

  7. Domestic Dogs in Communal Lands: Implications for CAMPFIRE Schemes

    | Contributor(s):: J.R.A. Butler

  8. Dogs and cats need responsible owners

    | Contributor(s):: Jack L. Tuttle

    Pet overpopulation has become a nationwide problem. The estimated 80 million dogs and cats in this country are about 20 percent more dogs and cats than can possibly be kept as pets. Putting unwanted animals to sleep cost $125 million in 1975. As a result, there have been increased efforts to have...

  9. Introducing Livestock-Guarding Dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Jay R. Lorenz

    Livestock-guarding dogs are one of a variety of tools that sheep and goat producers are finding effective for preventing livestock losses to predators. Guarding dogs are used alone or in combination with other controls to keep predators out of flocks and herds.

  10. El Paso Animal Services Survey: Support for a 'No Kill Community

    | Contributor(s):: Carlos Olmedo, Guadalupe Corral-camacho, Mario E. Caire

    The Institute for Policy and Economic Development (IPED) at the University of Texas at El Paso was contracted by El Paso City Animal Services (EPAS) to conduct a survey of El Paso County residents’ attitudes and perceptions about: 1) stray and unclaimed animals within the community, 2)...

  11. The Use of Dogs in Hospital Settings

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    | Contributor(s):: Amy McCullough, Ashleigh Ruehrdanz, Molly Jenkins

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2015), over 35 million people are hospitalized in the U.S. every year. Many hospitals across the country have incorporated animal programs, such as “animalassisted therapy” (AAT), “animal-assisted activities”...

  12. A Report on Animal Overpopulation: Breeding Surplus Dogs and Cats Causes Suffering

    | Contributor(s):: The Humane Society Of The United States

    Overbreeding has created a surplus of nearly 50 million dogs and cats. These animals are unwanted and homeless. Some of them--the lucky ones--will get a quick, merciful death at humane society shelters. Most, however, haven't even the hope of being reached and protected from suffering in the...

  13. HSUS Uncovers Cruel Puppy Mills

    | Contributor(s):: The Humane Society Of The United States

    It is estimated that puppy mills grind out more than half a million puppies every year to be sold almost exclusively in pet stores. But it is not only puppies--who, after all, escape the squalor and crowding after six or seven weeks that suffer. Of equal concern is the fate of the puppy mill...

  14. Special Report on Controlling America's Pet Population

    | Contributor(s):: The Humane Society Of The United States

    HSUS estimates that public and private animal control programs cost the nation as much as $500 million a year. Much of this expense is required for the feeding and care of unwanted animals during the 5 to 10 days they are held for adoption, killing the 80% that are not adopted or redeemed, and...

  15. Dogfighters on the Run: The HSUS Spurs Police Crackdown

    | Contributor(s):: The Humane Society Of The United States

    How can anyone derive satisfaction from watching two dogs tear each other apart? How can anyone sit for hours, not only watching but cheering every wound, every broken leg or mangled eye?We can only guess the answers to such questions. What we do know is that every weekend, hundreds of men,...

  16. Household demand for pet food and the ownership of cats and dogs: An analysis of a neglected component of U.S. food use

    | Contributor(s):: Malcolm J. Purvis, Daniel M. Otto

    Since 1972/3 there has been a growing realization that U.S. food production is not unlimited and that man and animals are competing for a scarce resource at the “global dining table”. Much has been made of the inefficient conversion of feedgrains by animals into animal protein for...

  17. Bet in the adoption!

    | Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira

    Bet in the adoption!If you go to a casino, you must be prepared to win or to lose and it can mean thousands of Dollars. Why do, when you are looking for adopt a pet, you ask for perfection, with no risks?All the stray-lives, keeps out some marks of the suffering, at the body and at the soul,...

  18. The animals and THE BINGO!

    | Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira

    The animals and THE BINGO!Lets remember how life were good,before Internet and this plague of social networks?If you does not lived at the time which persons used to talk face-to-face, instead of spent the day clicking out an electronic device, may you have solution or maybe you are near to the...

  19. Serial killer

    | Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira

    Serial killerNot Just at the USA, it happens (dramatically), even at calm Sweden. One anonymous person, suddenly, stands up during a movie session and shoots persons with a machine gun. It can happens, literally, at anyone place, even at your neighborhood.Daily, we are pushed from side to side,...

  20. Maktub (was wrote)

    | Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira

    Maktub (was wrote)What are the criteria to you choose your paw friend? May you really choose it or it comes to this world with the destiny of a history of life in partnership with you?We do not talk about religious praying, to be a source of Journalistic information. The idea is to spread the...