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It's the Journey: The Developmental and Attachment Implications of Animal Assisted Play Therapy(TM) for Children in Emergency Housing
| Contributor(s):: Katharine Penzo Wenocur
BACKGROUND: Child homelessness is correlated with a wide range of health and psychosocial challenges including poor school performance, juvenile justice involvement, and heightened risk of exposure to early-life violence and trauma. Despite this, participation in therapy tends to be low. Animal...
My Dog Always Eats First: Homeless People and Their Animals. Leslie Irvine. Reviewed by Tiffany A. Parsons
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| Contributor(s):: Tiffany Parsons
GI Zoonoses in Companion Pets of the Homeless : the Effects of Environment and Behavior on the Prevalence of GI Parasites, and the Role of Veterinarians in Public Health Education
| Contributor(s):: Matthew Edwards, Luis Ruedas (adviser)
Veterinarians are the front-line in the world of pet-health and zoonoses which means they are also at the front-line of human health and have an important role of educating clients on behaviors that would both reduce the risk of human and pet contracting a disease. In this study we collected 85...
Dog Tags: Homeless Veterans and Their Pets/Animal Companions
| Contributor(s):: Susan K. Lee, Pamela Willson
Purpose: Overall, military veterans, who are at increased risk for homelessness and are over-represented when it come to the general population, comprise 10% of the United States (US) population. However, they account for 16% of the homeless adult population. Typically, homeless veterans served...
Profiling a one-health model for priority populations
| Contributor(s):: Panning, C., Lem, M., Bateman, S.
Pessoas em situação de rua e seus cães : fragmentos de união em histórias de fragmentação
| Contributor(s):: Juliana Gomes da Cunha
O interesse pelo relacionamento entre humanos e cães tem sido crescentemente refletido em produções científicas, apesar destas ainda se mostrarem incipientes no contexto latino-americano, e, por conseguinte, no brasileiro. Nestes termos, quando se toma como foco o...
Dirty paws? Identity, adaptation and exclusion for United States homeless populations and their pets
| Contributor(s):: Teresa L. Click
Homeless populations in the United States face many obstacles, within this group up to 10% of them may have pets. While services exist for the population; homeless pet owners face difficult challenges in accessing shelter, food, medical care, public spaces and employment opportunities. This...
Street Involved Youth and Companion Animals: A Phenomenological Study
| 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 of Canada, 2006) . For many of these young people their companion animal is their only source of...
Street-involved youth and their animal companions—Stigma and survival
| Contributor(s):: Lem, Michelle, Blazina, Christopher, Kogan, Lori R.
Without a home but not without a companion: an ethnographic study
| Contributor(s):: Catherine M. Riley
This study aims to explore the personal perspective of people who are homeless and their pet companions. This study examines the benefits and challenges of the homeless pet owner in Sacramento, CA. The study’s purpose is to discuss the benefits and challenges as well as further explore the...
The health and welfare of dogs belonging to homeless people
| Contributor(s):: David Leonard Williams, Sarah Hogg
A significant number of homeless people own dogs, with these animals contributing to the well-being of their owners by providing emotional support and in many cases, a reason for living as well as acting as what might be termed a social catalyst improving bonds between their owners. Yet many...
The protective association between pet ownership and depression among street-involved youth: a cross-sectional study
| 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 has demonstrated that animal companions help homeless youth cope with loneliness, are motivators for...
Ce que les noms des chiens des sans-abris revelent de leurs maitres
| Contributor(s):: Blanchard, C.
In recent years, a frustrating new trend has been observed by those working with homeless people in developed cities: the emergence of a growing group of wandering dog-owners whose lives are highly impacted by their bond to the animal. In this study, we take a close look at the dogs' names to...
Homeless people with dogs: what can be learned from the animals' names?Ce que les noms des chiens des sans-abris revelent de leurs maitres
Prisoners, pups, and PTSD: the grass roots response to veterans with PTSD
| Contributor(s):: Furst, Gennifer
Speed of dog adoption: impact of online photo traits
| Contributor(s):: Lampe, R., Witte, T. H.
The Internet has radically changed how dogs are advertised for adoption in the United States. This study was used to investigate how different characteristics in dogs' photos presented online affected the speed of their adoptions, as a proof of concept to encourage more research in this field....
Solving the Pet Overpopulation Problem
| Contributor(s):: The Humane Society Of The United States
Because of the short pregnancies and large litters of dogs and cats, one individual female with all her female offspring reproducing similarly can be the source of over 4,000 new lives within seven years. Some of these animals will find homes complete with laps to sit on and fireplaces to enjoy,...
A Basket of Puppies ... Well, Almost [From the Editor]
| Contributor(s):: Borman, Laurie D.
Collateral Damage in the War Against Animal Homelessness: Miranda Workman at TEDxBuffalo
| Contributor(s):: Miranda Workman
Workman's talk focuses on the decisions we are making about which pets we do and do not save from abandonment, and the uneven data behind the system. She weaves interviews and research with shelters across the U.S. into her own narratives of supposedly beyond-help creatures. If you've...
Pet Advocate Program for the Homeless in Missoula, MT
| Contributor(s):: Lisa Jane Bruce
Studies have shown the importance of the relationship that homeless individuals, including victims of domestic violence, have with their pets. This relationship can often create a barrier to accessing emergency shelters since not many shelters accept pets. This paper examines the need to create a...