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Triple B Foundation for Pet Therapy
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Triple B Foundation for Pet Therapy's mission is to enhance the well-being of those in need through the human-animal bond. The organization takes miniature horses and a seven year old french bulldog into hospice centers, assisted living facilities, hospitals, and more!
Child-Canine Bonding in Children with ASD: Findings Within and Across Case Studies
Contributor(s):: Kathryn Struik, John-Tyler Binfet
The demand for support for families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) continues to grow, and one increasingly popular avenue of support is the use of companion canines. Parents searching for service canines trained to work with children with ASD, however, face formidable...
In the Eye of the Beholder: Owner Preferences for Variations in Cats' Appearances with Specific Focus on Skull Morphology
Contributor(s):: Mark J Farnworth, Rowena M.A. Packer, Lorena Sordo, Ruoning Chen, Sarah M. A. Caney, Danielle A Gunn-Moore
Changes in the popularity of cat breeds are largely driven by human perceptions of, and selection for, phenotypic traits including skull morphology. The popularity of breeds with altered skull shapes appears to be increasing, and owner preferences are an important part of this dynamic. This...
A Comparison of Cats (Felis silvestris catus) Housed in Groups and Single Cages at a Shelter: A Retrospective Matched Cohort Study
Contributor(s):: Malini Suchak, Jacalyn Lamica
When cats are relinquished to shelters, they frequently experience a great deal of stress. Shelters often try to control certain aspects of their environment, such as housing, to help them relax. Some cats are placed in small group rooms upon entry, whereas others are placed in single cages....
The Impact of Excluding Food Guarding from a Standardized Behavioral Canine Assessment in Animal Shelters
Contributor(s):: Heather Mohan-Gibbons, Emily D Dolan, Pamela Reid, Margaret R Slater, Hugh Mulligan, Emily Weiss
Many shelters euthanize or restrict adoptions for dogs that exhibit food guarding while in the animal shelter. However, previous research showed that only half the dogs exhibiting food guarding during an assessment food guard in the home. So, dogs are often misidentified as future food guarders...
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...
A Case Study in Citizen Science: The Effectiveness of a Trap-Neuter-Return Program in a Chicago Neighborhood
Contributor(s):: Daniel D. Spehar, Peter J. Wolf
The use of trap-neuter-return (TNR) as a method of managing free-roaming cat populations has increased in the United States in recent decades. Historically, TNR has been conducted most often at a grassroots level, which has led to inconsistent data collection and assessment practices....
Search Methods Used to Locate Missing Cats and Locations Where Missing Cats Are Found
Contributor(s):: Liyan Huang, Marcia Coradini, Jacquie Rand, John Morton, Kat Albrecht, Brigid Wasson
A least 15% of cat owners lose their pet in a five-year period and some are never found. This paper reports on data gathered from an online questionnaire that asked questions regarding search methods used to locate missing cats and locations where missing cats were found. The most important...
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...
Contributor(s):: Jennifer Cattet
Medical Mutts is a dog training organization specialized in the training Diabetes Alert Dogs, Seizure Dogs as well as Service Dogs for other medical, physical or psychiatric conditions. Medical Mutts is also involved in research in the field of medical detection.
Dogs Can Be Successfully Trained to Alert to Hypoglycemia Samples from Patients with Type 1 Diabetes
Contributor(s):: Jennifer Cattet, Dana S. Hardin
Hypoglycemia (Hypo) is the most common side effect of insulin therapy in people with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Over time, patients with T1D become unaware of signs and symptoms of Hypo. Hypo unawareness leads to morbidity and mortality. Diabetes alert dogs (DADs) represent a unique way to help...
Distance of Nursery Pig Snout and Tails from a Human Observer during an Approachability Test
Contributor(s):: Shawna Weimar, Anna K Johnson, Kenneth J Stalder, Locke A Karriker, Thomas Fangman
The objective of this experiment was to determine the distance of nursery pigs snout and tails from a human observer when classified as touched, orientated to the human or s not-orientated during a human-animal interaction test using a digital image collection methodology. A complete randomized...
Gilt and Barrow Approachability Behavior to a Human Observer
Contributor(s):: Shawna Weimar, Anna K. Johnson, Kenneth J. Stalder, Locke. A Karriker, Thomas Fangman
The objective of this experiment was to determine if nursery pig sex affected how many pigs touched and orientated to the human or were classified as not-orientated during a human-animal interaction test using a live human observation and a digital image collection methodology. A complete...
Hippotherapy as a modality in rehabilitation
Contributor(s):: H. Rebecca Adams, Peggy Mohr (adviser)
Hippotherapy is fast becoming a treatment option for today's therapists. Recent efforts in rehabilitation have focused on emphasizing the "multidisciplinary team" approach, involving occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language pathologists as well as including...
We are a faith-based organization that provides equine-assisted activities along with farm animal encounters. Our friendly volunteers and generous supporters make these LIFE-CHANGING experiences possible!Bridging the path to WHOLENESS by providing a REFUGE for the hurting and unique...
Riding With Heart
Riding with HEART is a 501(C) 3 Non-Profit organization located in Pittstown, NJ on 29+ Green Acres Preserved Farmland. Riding with HEART (RWH) provides a multitude of equine assisted activities and therapies to adults and children that may have physical, cognitive, or emotional...
Seven Oaks Farm
"We fully believe that horses have the ability to connect with children and adults in a very special way." SEVEN OAKS FARM MINIATURE THERAPY HORSES IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION WHOSE MISSION IS TO PROVIDE MOBILE THERAPEUTIC SERVICES TO CHILDREN AND ADULTS THROUGH EQUINE...
Stand With Me
Stand With Me is a 501(c)3 organization which has been created to serve veterens who have a service-related mental health disability.Stand With Me does a great deal more than just train dogs for disabled veterans.We provide a year-long training school for veteran/dog teams.The most...
Hub City Service Dogs
Hub City Service Dogs is a Nonprofit Organization that focuses on providing well-trained service dogs to people who have disabilities and special medical needs. Call us to learn more about how we can help you or your loved one.Since 2013, Hub City Service Dogs has been...
Pony Express Therapy Dogs
Dedicated to enhancing the life experiences of all through interaction/contact with therapy dogs.