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  1. Assessing changes in the UK pet cat and dog populations: numbers and household ownership

    Contributor(s):: Murray, J. K., Gruffydd-Jones, T. J., Roberts, M. A., Browne, W. J.

    The main aim of this study was to replicate methodology used to estimate the size of the UK pet cat and dog populations in 2006 and the proportion of households owning cats/dogs in 2007, to produce updated data to compare trends in ownership and population sizes. A cross-sectional study design...

  2. Canine comfort: Pet affinity buffers the negative impact of ambivalence over emotional expression on perceived social support

    Contributor(s):: Bryan, Jennifer L., Quist, Michelle C., Young, Chelsie M., Steers, Mai-Ly N., Foster, Dawn W., Lu, Qian

  3. Development and Human-Animal Interaction Commentary on Mueller

    Contributor(s):: Hurley, K. B.

  4. Fair is Fine, but More is Better: Limits to Inequity Aversion in the Domestic Dog

    Contributor(s):: Horowitz, Alexandra

  5. A case for a naturalistic perspective: response to Lawrence and Bekoff

    Contributor(s):: Paxton, D. W.

    The author responds to commentaries on his original paper noting that "The paper is about questions, not answers. The orthodoxanswer in urban animal management — responsible pet ownership — is really the target of the naturalistic perspective. The paper requests urban authorities to always ask...

  6. Comparative studies of emotional behaviors of house and stray dogs

    Contributor(s):: Kim, N. Y., Kim, K. H., Kim, S. J., Jeon, B. T., Park, P. J., Thomas, D. G., Moon, S. H.

    Background: The industry of companion animal has been growing steadily in Korea. However, alongside this rapid growth, insufficient knowledge and immature civic awareness of the responsibilities of companion animal ownership has resulted in an increase in the number of stray animals. Aim: The...

  7. Pet owners' perception and satisfaction of surgery services and outcomes at the Ashanti Regional Veterinary Clinic, Kumasi, Ghana

    Contributor(s):: Eyarefe, O., Emikpe, B., Dei, D.

    Aim: To study pet owners' perception of surgery services and client satisfaction in Ghana in order to improve the quality of surgery services. Method: Self-administered questionnaires were administered to owners of pets that were presented for surgery at the Ashanti Region Veterinary Clinic...

  8. Backyard poultry raising in Bangladesh: a valued resource for the villagers and a setting for zoonotic transmission of avian influenza. A qualitative study

    Contributor(s):: Sultana, R., Nahar, N., Rimi, N. A., Azad, S., Islam, M. S., Gurley, E. S., Luby, S. P.

  9. Pet owner's pledge

    Contributor(s):: Mahr, R.

  10. Adoption of shelter dogs in a Brazilian community: assessing the caretaker profile

    Contributor(s):: Soto, F. R., Ferreira, F., Pinheiro, S. R., Nogari, F., Risseto, M. R., de Souza, O., Amaku, M.

    A survey in Ibiuna, Sao Paulo, Brazil, of caregivers (owners) who adopted shelter dogs assessed length of ownership, proportion of male and female dogs adopted, and owners' characteristics. It addressed breeding, neutering, vaccination, and veterinary care. It used no testing to provide a good...

  11. Catching the spirit: a study of Bureau of Land Management wild horse adopters in New England

    Contributor(s):: Koncel, M. A., Rutberg, A. T.

    Between 1971 and 2009, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) adopted out nearly 225,000 horses and burros in the wild (wild horses and burro) who were removed from public lands (BLM, 2009). The inability of the BLM to adopt out wild horses as quickly as they are removed and recurring reports...

  12. Characteristics of relinquishing and adoptive owners of horses associated with U.S. nonprofit equine rescue organizations

    Contributor(s):: Holcomb, K. E., Stull, C. L., Kass, P. H.

    Nonprofit equine rescue organizations in the United States provide care for relinquished horses and may offer adoption programs. With an estimated 100,000 "unwanted" horses per year and few municipal shelters providing wholesale euthanasia, there is a need to minimize the number of unwanted...

  13. Predicting private landowner support toward recolonizing black bears in the Trans-Pecos region of Texas

    Contributor(s):: Rice, Mindy B., Ballard, Warren B., Fish, Ernest B., Wester, David B., Holdermann, David

    Black bears (Ursus americanus) began recolonizing the Trans-Pecos region of Texas from Mexico in the late 1980s after a 30-year absence. This region is predominately a ranching community and knowledge of landowner attitudes is essential to development of management plans for this population. We...

  14. Rates of euthanasia and adoption for dogs and cats in Michigan animal shelters

    Contributor(s):: Bartlett, P. C., Bartlett, A., Walshaw, S., Halstead, S.

    Estimates of canine and feline euthanasia at U.S. animal shelters--largely based on voluntary surveys with low response rates--make it difficult to estimate the population from which the euthanized animals derive. Estimates of euthanasia rates (animals euthanized per unit of population) have...

  15. Stray dogs in an island community: a case study from new providence, The Bahamas

    Contributor(s):: Fielding, W. J., Mather, J.

    The "stray dog problem" in New Providence, The Bahamas, has been a recurring social complaint throughout the 20th century. This article looks at some aspects of the problem's background and reports the findings of a resident perception study. The results suggest that it is unlikely that...

  16. The former 'goose hunting capital of the world': Southern Illinois Hunting Club owners' beliefs, attitudes, and responses associated with shifts in goose migration

    Contributor(s):: Lindsay, Travis G., Davenport, Mae A., Mangun, Jean C.

    Waterfowl management is inherently complex, given shifting population dynamics and intensifying social and economic interests. This qualitative case analysis provides an exploratory examination of the human dimensions of waterfowl management, specifically the beliefs, attitudes, and business...

  17. Longitudinal Study of Dutch Children's Attachment to Companion Animals

    Contributor(s):: Endenburg, N., van Lith, H. A., Kirpensteijn, J.

  18. Dog ownership, functional ability, and walking in community-dwelling older adults

    Contributor(s):: Gretebeck, Kimberlee A., Radius, Kaitlyn, Black, David R., Gretebeck, Randall J., Ziemba, Rosemary, Glickman, Lawrence T.

  19. Effects of companion animal ownership among Canadian street-involved youth: A qualitative analysis

    Contributor(s):: Lem, Michelle, Coe, Jason B., Haley, Derek B., Stone, Elizabeth, O'Grady, William

  20. Factors associated with the stages of change for dog walking among Japanese dog owners

    Contributor(s):: Oka, Koichiro, Shibata, Ai