Owner-companion dog interactions: relationships between demographic variables, potentially problematic behaviours, training engagement and shared activities
| Contributor(s):: Pauleen Charmayne Bennett, Vanessa Ilse Rohlf
Many companion dogs occupy a privileged position in our society, living closely with human caretakers who go to great lengths to provide for their needs and desires. Others fare less well, being abandoned or killed, many because they are believed to exhibit behaviour problems. The aim in this...
"I can haz emoshuns?": understanding anthropomorphosis of cats among internet users
| Contributor(s):: Derek Foster, Conor Linehan, Shaun Lawson, Daniel Mills, Sarah Ellis, Helen Zulch
The attribution of human-like traits to non-human animals, termed anthropomorphism, can lead to misunderstandings of animal behaviour, which can result in risks to both human and animal wellbeing and welfare. In this paper, we, during an inter-disciplinary collaboration between social computing...
"I didn't feel right about animal dissection": dissection objectors share their science class experiences
| Contributor(s):: Oakley, J.
"Nobody Wants to Eat Them Alive:" Ethical Dilemmas and Dual Media Narratives on Domestic Rabbits as Pets and Commodity
| Contributor(s):: Gayane F. Torosyan, Brian Lowe
Using semiotic analysis, this study explores changes occurring in the societal perception of rabbits as farm animals as juxtaposed to their increasing popularity as domestic companions. This study is based on a preliminary hypothesis that rabbits are increasingly perceived and portrayed in media...
$250 000 in emotional distress damages for the loss of a pet? What's this bond coming to?
| Contributor(s):: Wilson, J. F.
$250,000 in emotional distress damages for the loss of a pet? What's this bond coming to?
'A fiendish outrage'? A study of animal maiming in East Anglia: 1830-1870
| Contributor(s):: Archer, J. E.
'Battered pets': features that raise suspicion of non-accidental injury
| Contributor(s):: Munro, H. M. C., Thrusfield, M. V.
'Battered pets': Munchausen syndrome by proxy (factitious illness by proxy)
'Bling with bite' - the rise of status and weapon dogs
| Contributor(s):: Harding, S.
4 Paws 4 Patriots
A non-profit organization established to provide service dogs and training to disabled veterans at no cost to the veteran. By partnering with animal shelters, rescues, volunteers and contract trainers the staff at 4 Paws 4 Patriots is able to provide these life changing services while making the...
Sep 13 2015
6th National Getting 2 Zero Summit & Workshops: Reaching Out to the Community
A "Pawsitive" Influence of Animals in Long-Term Care Facilities: Animal-Assisted Therapy at St. Peter Regional Treatment Center
| Contributor(s):: Hannah L. Winkler
The St. Peter Regional Treatment Center (SPRTC) provides secure, residential, multi-disciplinary treatment services, including psychosocial rehabilitation and skill enhancement, to individuals civilly committed as Mental Ill and Dangerous by the State of Minnesota. Since the treatment process is...
A Birth Cohort Analysis to Study Dog Walking in Adolescence Shows No Relationship with Objectively Measured Physical Activity
| Contributor(s):: Carri Westgarth, Andrew R. Ness, Calum Mattocks, Robert M. Christley
Physical inactivity during childhood and adolescence is a serious health concern. There are few studies of the activity undertaken by adolescents when walking with the family dog, and the effect of this on objectively measured physical activity levels. Objective measures of physical activity...
A brief history of animal law, Part I (1972-1987)
| Contributor(s):: Tischler, J.
A brief history of animal law, Part II (1985-2011)
A case for companion animal behavior
| Contributor(s):: Donal McKeown, Andreas Luescher
Applied animal behavior is a rapidly growing discipline in the field of clinical veterinary medicine. It is critical that practising veterinarians have a working knowledge of companion animal behavior.
A comparison of attachment levels of adopters of cats: fee-based adoptions versus free adoptions
| Contributor(s):: Weiss, E., Gramann, S.
Nonhuman animal welfare professionals have been critical of adoption programs that do not charge a fee for adult cats, despite the high euthanasia rate for cats due to a reported lack of homes. The argument against the free cat adoptions cites a devaluation of the cat, which may affect the...
A comparison of Bahamian cat and dog caregivers on New Providence
| Contributor(s):: Fielding, W. J.
This article offers the first comparison of actions and attitudes of Afro-Caribbean caregivers who keep only cats or only dogs. A total of 330 Bahamian caregivers found that women primarily keep cats; men primarily keep dogs. Cat keepers were more attached to their companion animals but no more...
A comparison of social and environmental enrichment methods for laboratory housed dogs
| Contributor(s):: Hubrecht, R. C.
48 Beagles in 4 equal groups: (controls; opportunities for social contacts with conspecifics; given 30 s/day of intensive handling; and provided with 3 different toys/chews permanently suspended in the pen (Rawhide, Gumabone chew and a piece of plastic tubing)) were observed for a total of 432 h....