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Pets are Wonderful Support (PAWS) New York
The mission of PAWS NY is to help New York City’s most vulnerable residents remain with their pets by delivering critical programs and services through a community of partners and volunteers. Our programs help keep pets in their homes while protecting and promoting the human-animal bond...
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...
Improved nonhuman animal welfare is related more to income equality than it is to income
Contributor(s):: Morris, M. C.
The link between nonhuman animal welfare, income, and income inequality (Gini coefficient) was tested using consumption of animal products, laws protecting animals on the farm from the worst abuses, and animals used in experimentation as indicators. Experimentation on all animals and on rodents...
An investigation of the association between socio-demographic factors, dog-exercise requirements, and the amount of walking dogs receive
Contributor(s):: Degeling, C., Burton, L., McCormack, G. R.
Low income owners do not have more dogs: modeling animal count according to their owners
Contributor(s):: Martins, C. M., Mohamed, A., Guimaraes, A. M. S., Barros, C. da C. de, Pampuch, R. dos S., Svoboda, W., Ferreira, F., Biondo, A. W.
Income Elasticity of Expenditures on Pets
Contributor(s):: Ehlert, Andrew Allen
The popular media contains many articles that cite an increase in pet ownership costs. However, limited econometric research has been done to examine consumer spending on pets. The purpose of this study was to determine the income elasticity of spending on pets in the United States. Income...
Allocating time to people and pets: Correlates with income and well-being in a midwest community sample
Contributor(s):: Staats, Sara, Horner, Karen
Retirement, life satisfaction, and leisure services: the pet connection
Contributor(s):: Norris, P. A., Shinew, K. J., Chick, G., Beck, A. M.
Relationship between human beings and companion animals in poor and socially excluded populations of the city of Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Contributor(s):: Marcos, E., Lopez, C.
Animal welfare volunteers: who are they and why do they do what they do?
Contributor(s):: Neumann, S. L.
Although the volunteerism literature has grown in recent years, our understanding of those who volunteer to help non-human animals rather than humans is lacking. In light of the continuing difficulty animal shelters face in recruiting and retaining volunteers, a better understanding is long...
The impact of anthropogenic factors on the behavior, reproduction, management and welfare of urban, free-roaming cat populations
Contributor(s):: Finkler, H., Hatna, E., Terkel, J.
Free-roaming domestic cats constitute an integral part of many urban ecosystems worldwide; their presence results from undisturbed natural reproduction, abandonment by pet owners, and abundant food resources. These cats present controversial and emotional issues regarding management of their high...
The relationship between empathy, perception of pain and attitudes toward pets among Norwegian dog owners
Contributor(s):: Ellingsen, K., Zanella, A. J., Bjerkas, E., Indrebo, A.
Anthropomorphism, attachment level, and belief in animal mind, as well as owners' level of empathy and attitudes toward their pets, are some of the factors that affect human-animal interactions. Owners' ability to identify painful conditions in their pets may have important consequences for the...
Use of geospatial neighborhood control locations for epidemiological analysis of community-level pet adoption patterns
Contributor(s):: Patronek, G. J.