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  1. The relationship between humans and urban foxes on Prince Edward Island

    Contributor(s):: Kristine Martin

    This study examines the relationship between humans and urban foxes living in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. In recent years colloquial evidence suggests that there has been an increase in foxes living in urban areas of Prince Edward Island, which may eventually lead to an increase in...

  2. Child-canine bonding in children with ASD : findings within and across case studies

    Contributor(s):: Kathryn Rebekah Struik

    The demand for support for children and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) continues to grow, and one increasingly popular avenue of support is the use of therapeutic canines. Parents searching for service canines trained to work with children with ASD however face formidable...

  3. The Terrain of the Self and the Other: A Phenomenological Study of Animals as Cartographic Teachers and Healers

    Contributor(s):: Debra Lynn Goulden

    Using the metaphor of a journey, the phenomenon of companion animal caregiving is opened for appraisal. Companion animals are revealed as metaphoric cartographers or mapmakers, creators of guides of caring. Through these guides, we are called to care through the task of exploration of the inner...

  4. Worker injuries involving the interaction of cattle, cattle handlers, and farm structures or equipment

    Contributor(s):: Shannon L. Fox

    Cattle and other livestock have been identified as leading sources of injuries to workers in agriculture. Cattle handling injuries can be serious and often appear to be under-reported [superscript]3,[superscript]4. Many of these injuries involve predictable patterns of interactions among victims,...

  5. Best practices for designing and planning events where human-animal interactions are encouraged, based on observations of risk behaviors and hand hygiene at such events

    Contributor(s):: Gonzalo Erdozain

    Outbreaks of human illness have been linked to visiting settings with animal contact throughout developed countries. These outbreaks demonstrate that although contact with animals in public settings can provide educational and entertainment opportunities, the potential to spread disease exists if...

  6. Human and Black Bear Interactions in Buncombe County, North Carolina, from 1993–2013

    Contributor(s):: Adam Guy Alsamadisi

    Over the past 20 years the frequency of interactions between humans and black bears in Buncombe County, North Carolina has been increasing, posing threats to human safety, black bear populations, ecological stability, and conservation support. During this time, both the human population and the...

  7. A survey of urban Canadian animal control practices : the effect of enforcement and resourcing on the reported dog bite rate

    Contributor(s):: Nancy Margaret Clarke

    Dog bites are a serious cause of human injury. Data from the United States of America indicate that about 1.8% of people receive bites each year, and the rate is thought to be increasing disproportionately faster than the dog population. The Canadian dog bite issue is not well documented although...

  8. Assessing the Validity of Preconceptions about Dog Parks: Cleanliness and Disease Transmission

    Contributor(s):: Kathleen E. Lamotte

    When urban dog owners are not able to utilize standard exercise methods (i.e. walking on a leash or running in the backyard) there are ever-increasing numbers of off-leash dog parks that they can rely on. Some commonly identified benefits of off-leash dog areas (OLDAs) include community building,...

  9. The Impact of Canine Assistance for Children with Autism and the Family Unit

    Contributor(s):: Wild, Diana L.

  10. Is that your guide dog or your guard dog? Assistance dogs, personal safety and crime prevention revisited

    Contributor(s):: Wohlfort, Alexa K.

  11. Barriers to Live Animal Handling Training for Zoo Volunteers

    Contributor(s):: Susanne C. Tygielski

    Zoos and museums utilize docents, or volunteer educators, to help educate and entertain visitors through live animal demonstrations. Preparing volunteers to handle live animals is complex because volunteers must learn animal handling techniques, emergency protocols, interpretive material, be able...

  12. Dog Parks: Benefits and Liabilities

    Contributor(s):: Laurel Allen

    Dog parks have emerged in the last decade or so as places for pet owners living in suburban and urban areas to exercise their dogs. Providing a safe environment for both dog and human is a tremendous challenge. If done correctly a dog park can be that place. In the 1950s and 1960s, some state and...