Environmental Aspects of Domestic Cat Care and Management: Implications for Cat Welfare
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Stella, J. L., Croney, C. C.
Opinions of UK rescue shelter and rehoming center workers on the problems facing their industry
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Stavisky, J., Brennan, M. L., Downes, M. J., Dean, R. S.
Animal shelters exist worldwide to care for and rehome unwanted or straying pets. Previous studies have examined why owners breed unwanted animals, or relinquish their pets to shelters. However, the views of shelter workers, who receive and care for these animals, have previously been largely...
A survey exploring factors associated with 2890 companion-rabbit owners' knowledge of rabbit care and the neuter status of their companion rabbit
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Welch, T., Coe, J. B., Niel, L., McCobb, E.
Pet owners' knowledge of pet care has been shown to affect the human-animal relationship and the welfare of companion animals. With rabbits being the third most common companion animal in many regions, and evidence of owners' lack of awareness for the standards of care required to care for...
Adoption and relinquishment interventions at the animal shelter: a review
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): A. Protopopova, L.M. Gunter
Impacts of Encouraging Dog Walking on Returns of Newly Adopted Dogs to a Shelter
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lisa Gunter, Alexandra Protopopova, Steven P. Hooker, Cheryl Der Ananian, Clive DL Wynne
This study involved examining the ability of a postadoption intervention to reduce returns of newly adopted dogs to shelters by encouraging physical activity between adopters and their dogs. Guardians in the intervention group received emails with dog behavior and human activity advice as well...
No Dog Left Behind: A Hedonic Pricing Model for Animal Shelters
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Laura A. Reese, Mark Skidmore, William Dyar, Erika Rosebrook
Companion animal overpopulation is a growing problem in the United States. In addition to strays, an average of 324,500 nonhuman animals are relinquished to shelters yearly by their caregivers due to family disruption (divorce, death), foreclosure, economic problems, or minor behavioral issues....
Safewalk: Improving Enrichment and Adoption Rates for Shelter Dogs by Changing Human Behavior
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Terri M. Bright, Louise Hadden
Shelter dogs are typically cared for by staff and volunteers. At the Boston location of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, prior to 2009, any member of the public who was older than 16 years of age and attended 1 orientation could walk dogs available for...
No better than flipping a coin: Reconsidering canine behavior evaluations in animal shelters
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Gary J. Patronek, Janis Bradley
Use of behavior evaluations for shelter dogs has progressed despite their lack of scientific validation as reliable diagnostic tools. Yet results of these evaluations are often used to make life-and-death decisions. Despite acknowledging the significant limitations of evaluations, most authors...
Declawing has no effect on biting behavior but does affect adoption outcomes for domestic cats in an animal shelter
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Saethra Jade Fritscher, James Ha
Opponents of declawing contend that it causes behavioral problems, whereas others, including the American Veterinary Medical Association, state that because destructive scratching is a risk factor for relinquishment and euthanasia, declawing is a reasonable alternative. If declawing causes...
Goodbye to a Good Friend: An Exploration of the Re-Homing of Cats and Dogs in the U.S.
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Emily Weiss, Shannon Gramann, C. Victor Spain, Margaret Slater
When dogs and cats are not retained in a home, they are re-homed to somewhere, and while there is a collection of research around relinquishment to shelters, little is known about the general re-homing picture. A cross sectional random digit dial survey was conducted with an aim to learn more...
Evaluation of a behavioral assessment tool for dogs relinquished to shelters
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): DL Duffy, KA Kruger, James A. Serpell
Canine separation anxiety: strategies for treatment and management
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): RJ Sargisson
Secure and disorganised attachment in the relational interactions in shelter for abandoned children
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mbiya Muadi
Secure and disorganized attachment in the relational interactions in shelter for abandoned children in Kinshasa
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mbiya Muadi
Anchor down or hunker down: an experimental study on zebra mussels' response to predation risk from crayfish
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Marcin Czarnoleski, Tomas Müller, Justyna Kierat, Landon Gryczkowski, Lucjan Chybowski
Predation cues influence the strength of byssal attachment in bivalves. In zebra mussels, Dreissena polymorpha, anchorage increases in response to nonforaging roach, Rutilus rutilus, but decreases in response to artificially crushed conspecifics, and it remains unaltered by nonforaging crayfish....
Qualified "in shelter" dogs' evaluation and training to promote successful dog-human relationships
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Marilena Sticco, Roberto Trentini, Pia Lucidi
The phenomenon of dogs’ relinquishment in Italy has become a social evil, although many laws exist to regulate animal protection and lately, the act of abandonment has become criminalised (law n.189/2004, enforced by law n.201/2010). Adop tion fro m shelters seems t o be the only way to...
Relinquishment of sheltered animals: how the behavioral data can inform the veterinary role in prevention and successful rehoming
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): S.V. Juarbe-Diaz
The technician's role in the behavior consultation
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Julie Shaw
Causes and prevention of pet relinquishment
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): J.M. Scarlett