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Behavioural risks in male dogs with minimal lifetime exposure to gonadal hormones may complicate population-control benefits of desexing
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| Contributor(s):: Paul D McGreevy, Bethany Wilson, Melissa J Starling, James A Serpell
Castration of dogs is a widespread practise with clear justification in population control and knock-on benefits for animal welfare. Deleterious behavioural consequences of castration are believed to be negligible. Gonadectomy is widely recommended as part of a multi-factorial approach to...
Attitudes of Veterinary Teaching Staff and Exposure of Veterinary Students to Early-Age Desexing, with Review of Current Early-Age Desexing Literature
| Contributor(s):: Alannah Jupe, Jacquie Rand, John Morton, Sophie Fleming
Approximately 50% of cats admitted to Australian shelters are kittens, and 26% of dogs are puppies, and, particularly for cats, euthanasia rates are often high. Cats can be pregnant by 4 months of age, yet the traditional desexing age is 5–6 months, and studies in Australasia and Nth...
Feeders of Free-Roaming Cats: Personal Characteristics, Feeding Practices, and Data on Cat Health and Welfare in an Urban Setting of Israel
| Contributor(s):: Idit Gunther, Tal Raz, Yehonatan Even Zor, Yuval Bachowski, Eyal Klement
Cat feeders serve as an important source of available food for free-roaming cats (FRCs) and can play a central role in providing data on FRC distribution, welfare, and health. Data on cat feeder personalities as well as a better understanding of their feeding practices offer relevance for...
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...
Unowned Cat Management in the State of Ohio: Elements of Best Practice in Public-Private Collaborative Efforts
| Contributor(s):: Daniel D. Spehar
A contentious debate over the management of free-roaming cat populations is ongoing. Nevertheless, disparate groups of stakeholders share a common goal of fewer community cats. Unowned cat management typically necessitates a choice between utilization of lethal or non-lethal measures. Research...
Trap-Neuter-Return Activities in Urban Stray Cat Colonies in Australia
| Contributor(s):: Kuan Tan, Jacquie Rand, John Morton
Trap, neuter and return (TNR) describes a non-lethal approach to the control of urban stray cat populations. Currently, in Australia, lethal control is common, with over 85% of cats entering some municipal pounds euthanized. No research has been published describing TNR activities in Australia....
The "tail" of ARF
| Contributor(s):: Hannah Barrick
The Animal Rescue Fund (ARF) is a no kill, nonprofit animal shelter in the Muncie Community. Having worked previously with ARF through the Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry, I decided to help the organization further by fulfilling its need for an informative and promotional video to...
Merida: Corazones luchando para que otros sigan latiendo: Ana Duarte Ancona at TEDxUPP
| Contributor(s):: Ana Duarte Ancona
Outrun abuse, cruelty and indifference and awareness for the culture of adoption of animals in the street.Owner and manager GrafixPRO RDStudio . Founder of Project Healing Patitas , launched in November 2014, whose main objective is the rescue , rehabilitation , sterilization and adoption of...
Robbing PETA to Spay Paul: Do Animal Rights Include Reproductive Rights?
| Contributor(s):: Boonin, D.
The Doggy Dilemma
| Contributor(s):: Braff, Danielle
The Trap-Neuter-Return Program as a Means for Collecting, Analyzing, and Comparing Data in Animal Care Facilities in Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi
| Contributor(s):: Stephanie T. Doty
The TNR program has been met with both scrutiny and approval as a result of conflicting data from studies that examine its usefulness as a means of controlling the free-roaming cat population explosion (Levy & Crawford, 2004). Though the differing opinions will be discussed, it is not the...
Effectiveness of Trap-Spay/Neuter-Return Programs on Free-Roaming Cats As A Form of Rabies Prevention
| Contributor(s):: Scott McGonagle
Cats are the second most tested animal for rabies each year in Massachusetts. In order to reduce the cost of rabies prevention, trap-spay/neuter-return (TNR) programs for feral cats can be used to reduce the population of cats, thus reducing potential rabies exposure. This is significant to...
Nov 15 2015
National Council on Pet Population & Society of Animal Welfare Administrators 2015 Research Symposium
Positive Effects of Prepubertal Neutering in Dogs and Cats
| Contributor(s):: A.R. Nagakura, T.l. Clark
There is not much scientific literature on the subject concerning optimum age for neutering dogs and cats [the term neuter is applied in this text as the surgical removal of the ovaries and uterus in females (spay) or the testicles in males (castration)]. Probably the most obvious advantage for...
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...
Neutering of cats and dogs in Ireland; pet owner self-reported perceptions of enabling and disabling factors in the decision to neuter
| Contributor(s):: Downes, M. J., Devitt, C., Downes, M. T., More, S. J.
The Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine Shelter Program
| Contributor(s):: Philip Bushby, Kimberly Woodruff, Jake Shivley
The shelter program at the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine provides veterinary students with extensive experience in shelter animal care including spay/neuter, basic wellness care, diagnostics, medical management, disease control, shelter management and biosecurity....
| Contributor(s):: David Boonin
Let me begin with a confession. My papers are often praised more for their titles than for their contents. At a job interview a few years ago, I was told that if I didn’t have a future in philosophy (hardly the words one wants to hear during a job interview), the quality of my titles...
Mandatory Pet Sterilization and Overpopulation: Have Santa Cruz County's Policies Reduced Animal Shelter Intake and Euthanasia
| Contributor(s):: Amy Winkleblack
TNR and conservation on a university campus: a political ecological perspective
| Contributor(s):: Jonathan Dombrosky, Steve Wolverton
How to manage the impact of free-ranging cats on native wildlife is a polarizing issue. Conservation biologists largely support domestic cat euthanasia to mitigate impacts of free-ranging cat predation on small animal populations. Above all else, animal welfare activists support the humane...