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  1. Changes Associated with Improved Outcomes for Cats Entering RSPCA Queensland Shelters from 2011 to 2016

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    | Contributor(s):: Caroline Audrey Kerr, Jacquie Rand, John Murray Morton, Ronelle Reid, Mandy Paterson

    The aim of this study was to identify changes that contributed to the markedly improved live release of cats in Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) Queensland shelters by comparing data from 2011 and 2016. Admission numbers were similar in these two years. The number...

  2. Post-Adoption Problem Behaviours in Adolescent and Adult Dogs Rehomed through a New Zealand Animal Shelter

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    | Contributor(s):: M. Carolyn Gates, Sarah Zito, Julia Thomas, Arnja Dale

    Problem behaviours in dogs rehomed through animal shelters can jeopardise the long-term success of adoptions if not correctly managed. Data from 61 adolescent and adult dog adoptions that occurred through an animal shelter in Auckland, New Zealand, was analysed to identify the most common...

  3. Factors Associated with High Live Release for Dogs at a Large, Open-Admission, Municipal Shelter

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    | Contributor(s):: Gary J. Patronek, Abbi Crowe

    Better understanding of factors contributing to live release (rehoming) may help shelters improve outcomes. In this study, data were analyzed for all dogs (n = 21,409) admitted over a two-year period for the primary purpose of rehoming at a high-volume, open-intake municipal shelter performing...

  4. Adoption and relinquishment interventions at the animal shelter: a review

    | Contributor(s):: A. Protopopova, L.M. Gunter

  5. Pit Bulls Today

    | Contributor(s):: Hannah Nation

    The motivation for this research paper is to shed a new light on the drastic effects negative stereotypes have on breeds that are deemed aggressive in the media and public’s eye. It’s important to understand the full scope of the situation in our society and the consequences that come...

  6. Offender outcomes of training dogs in prison : the Puppies for Parole program

    | Contributor(s):: Dorothea V. Megarani, Rebecca A. Johnson, George Lombardi, Steven Osterlind, Hayley D. Yaglom, Nicole L. Haarman, Elliot Cade

    "Puppies for Parole" is a rehabilitation program based on human-animal interaction (HAI) in the prison. Puppies for Parole aims to reduce the number of homeless canines by producing loving, obedient, and adoptable dogs. Inmates may gain skills to support successful rehabilitation and...

  7. Summarizing Research on Companion Animal Population Dynamics and Control Practices, and Exploring Factors Impacting Dogs' Time to Adoption in a Shelter System

    | Contributor(s):: Aileigh Kay

    A scoping review was conducted to identify all globally published literature investigating population dynamics and control practices of companion animals. There were 7810 unique citations initially identified, 869 articles (450 primary research and 419 reviews) were confirmed relevant. Most...

  8. The place of the dog in the family: a comparative case study of dog adoption

    | Contributor(s):: Garcia, A. C.

    This paper explores how perspectives on the appropriate place of the dog in the family shape the practice and experience of dog adoption. This research is based on a comparative case study of a traditional shelter and an independent animal rescue organization. The data were collected through...

  9. What's in a Name: Effect of Breed Perceptions & Labeling on Attractiveness, Adoptions & Length of Stay for Pit-Bull-Type Dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Lisa Marie Gunter

    Previous research has indicated that certain breeds of dogs stay longer in shelters than others; however exactly how breed perception and identification influences potential adopters' decisions remains unclear. Current dog breed identification practices in animal shelters are often based upon...

  10. Estimating the Availability of Potential Homes for Unwanted Horses in the United States

    | Contributor(s):: Emily Weiss, Emily D Dolan, Heather Mohan-Gibbons, Shannon Gramann, Margaret R Slater

    There are approximately 200,000 unwanted horses annually in the United States. This study aimed to better understand the potential homes for horses that need to be re-homed. Using an independent survey company through an Omnibus telephone (land and cell) survey, we interviewed a nationally...

  11. Human and canine personality assessment instruments to predict successful adoptions with shelter dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Walker, Sheryl Lynn

    Animal shelters are often over-crowded with animals, and efforts to match potential adopters with shelter dogs, to improve the quality of adoptions, are increasing. However, a lack of evidence-based practices makes matching difficult. This research was conducted to investigate the role of dog...

  12. The Effect of Watching a Large or Small Pseudo Shelter Dog Sit on Command on College Students' Self-rated Willingness to Adopt

    | Contributor(s):: Vanessa Hajek

    AN ABSTRACT OF THE THESIS OF Vanessa M. Hajek for the Master of Science in Psychology presented Title: The Effect of Watching a Large or Small Pseudo Shelter Dog Sit on Command on College Students’ Self-rated Willingness to Adopt    Abstract approved: This study investigated...

  13. Cats abandonment versus adoptionAbandono de gatos versus adocao

    | Contributor(s):: Pinheiro, A. G., Alves, N. D., Andrade Neto, D., Lima, J. L. A. de, Rodrigues, A. M. B., Silva, F. B.

    This study was conducted to determine the pattern and factors affecting of cat abandonment and adoption in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil [date not given]. It was shown that most of the respondents' cats were abandoned prior to being adopted. Other cats were obtained as gifts, purchased or adopted...

  14. Reaching down and finding humanity: military personnel's experiences of adopting dogs while on deployment

    | Contributor(s):: Taylor, M. F., Pooley, J. A., Edwards, M.

    It is conservatively estimated that 12% of all American soldiers who served in the Iraq and Afghanistan fields of engagement have returned home with psychological problems. Research that investigates the psychological underpinnings of these problems is pertinent to meeting the mental health needs...

  15. Oct 19 2015

    Great Lakes Animal Welfare Conference

    JOIN YOUR COLLEAGUES at the 12th annual MPAW-MAACO “Great Lakes Animal Welfare Conference” which has expanded to become the biggest animal welfare training and networking event of the year in the...

    http://habricentral.org/events/details/364

  16. Companion animal adoption study

    | Contributor(s):: Neidhart, L., Boyd, R.

    To better understand the outcomes of companion animal adoptions, Bardsley & Neidhart Inc. conducted a series of 3 surveys over a 1-year period with dog and cat owners who had adopted their pet through either a: (1) Luv-A-Pet location, (2) Adopt-a-thon, or (3) traditional shelter. This article...

  17. Comparison of adoption agency breed identification and DNA breed identification of dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Voith, V. L., Ingram, E., Mitsouras, K., Irizarry, K.

    Governmental and other agencies may require dog caregivers (owners) to provide breed identification of their dogs. This study compares breed identification by adoption agencies with identification by DNA analysis in 20 dogs of unknown parentage. Of the 20 dogs who had been adopted from 17...

  18. Prediction of adoption versus euthanasia among dogs and cats in a California animal shelter

    | Contributor(s):: Lepper, M., Kass, P. H., Hart, L. A.

    The purpose of this retrospective cohort study was to investigate the determinants of adoption for cats and dogs from a large municipal animal shelter. The subjects were 4813 cats and 3301 dogs impounded by the Sacramento County Department of Animal Care and Regulation and offered for adoption...

  19. The bond that never developed: adoption and relinquishment of dogs in a rescue shelter

    | Contributor(s):: Mondelli, F., Previde, E. P., Verga, M., Levi, D., Magistrelli, S., Valsecchi, P.

    This study carried out a survey in an Italian shelter to analyze adoptions resulting in the rejection of the newly adopted dog. The results of this study show that the number of dogs adopted and returned was stable during the study, that more females than males were adopted, and that males were...

  20. Understanding animal companion surplus in the United States: relinquishment of nonadoptables to animal shelters for euthanasia

    | Contributor(s):: Kass, P. H., New, J. C., Jr., Scarlett, J. M., Salman, M. D.

    Relinquishing a nonhuman animal to a shelter is a complex decision that, it is often believed, ultimately may represent a breakdown of the human-animal bond. The result of such a breakdown is an animal companion surplus in the United States, which is no better evidenced than by the statistics...