Nine lives and reflections
Contributor(s): Erasmo de Oliveira, Erasmo DeOLIVEIRA
The secret of having nine lives as a cat and some reflections about animals' angelicity (some ideas made by an Elder mad researcher. Or not...)
It's Not Paradise for the Dogs and Shelter Workers: Dog Welfare and Occupational Stress in Animal Shelters in Hawaii
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lynn Morrison
Dog welfare and occupational stress of animal shelter workers at two sites on Hawaii Island were examined. The east side had higher euthanasia rates than the west side. The two sites are in locales that differ culturally and economically. The goal of this study is to (1) elucidate how dog...
The Ethics of Wildlife Control in Humanized Landscapes
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): John Hadidian, Camilla H. Fox, William S. Lynn
The 21st century is witness to an unprecedented and rapid growth of human settlements, from urban centers to wilderness vacation resorts. Concurrent with this has been the growing tolerance and acceptance of many wild animals and humans for one another. This has created an expanding...
Enclosure Utilization and Enrichment Structure Preferences of Captive Coyotes
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jeffrey T. Schultz, Julie K. Young
Environmental enrichment improves well-being of captive animals using a variety of tools, including adding complexity to the physical environment. Designing enrichment structures requires an understanding of behavioral and biological responses to enrichment efforts. Captive coyotes (Canis...
Service Dogs: A Scoping Review of Interdisciplinary Research
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): K. Lynn Pierce, Nancy A. Dreschel
Despite a long history of service dogs (SDs) being paired with human partners as a systematic intervention and increasing numbers of and roles for SDs, there remains a lack of empirical knowledge and professional guidance regarding the implementation of SDs into treatment plans for individuals...
SARI Therapeutic Riding
SARI was founded in 1978 in memory of a little girl who loved animals. Sari Greenberg was born with Down Syndrome at a time when children with disabilities were often put in care. Instead, Syd and Jeanne embraced the opportunity to bring her home to the farm where SARI currently stands. The...
Phoenix Equine Assisted Program
Phoenix Equine Assisted Program could be considered a form of Hippotherapy or Equine Assisted Therapy. However, we use Draper Sensory Therapy Method which is unlike any other Equine Assisted program. Using horses is about the only similarity. Draper Sensory Therapy Method is an...
Whitehaven Canine Evaluators
It all started in 1969 when Alan got his very first German Shepherd. In 1972, he donated her to the military to become a Military Working Dog with the stipulation he would be her handler after completing training. This began an eleven-year journey in the military (USAF & USMC)...
Paws for Purple Hearts
Paws for Purple Hearts is the first organization of its kind to offer Canine Assisted Warrior Therapy® (formerly referred to as Canine Assisted Therapeutic Intervention). We began in 2006 as a research program at the prestigious Bergin College of Canine Studies together with the Menlo Park...
Guided Alligator Tours Or Raccoon Schooling (GATORS)
Theses | Contributor(s): Paul List
In my two main internships during college, I worked closely with two very different animals: raccoons and alligators. Additionally, I gained experience in presenting educational programs during my internship at Fripp Island, where my most common program was our Gator Walk. For my thesis...
Influence of human disturbance on Western Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus) nesting behavior in a savanna mosaic habitat, southeastern Senegal
Theses | Contributor(s): Kristine Micheletti
The human population continues to grow worldwide at an alarming rate, and, with this growth, comes expansion into new areas. These expansions can come with actions, like logging, mining, and agriculture that are harmful to the environment and the species inhabiting it. The critically endangered...
Living with Bees: A Look into The Relationships Between People and Native Bees in Western Nepal
Theses | Contributor(s): Alexandra Cobb
Nepal is home to four native species of bees and as many methods to produce and gather their honey. In recent decades, several domestic and international organizations and governments have researched bee populations and provided financial and technical support through subsidies, trainings, and...
Impact of Human Disturbance on the Behavior and Physiology of the Endangered Ringed Sawback Turtle (Graptemys oculifera)
Theses | Contributor(s): Jessica Heppard
Turtles are one of the most threatened taxa worldwide. In addition to direct anthropogenic impacts such as hunting and pollution, unintentional indirect human disturbance affects poikilothermic turtles by disrupting thermoregulatory basking behavior. In this thesis I assess the behavioral and...
Improving Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms and Cognitive Status of Participants with Dementia Through the Use of Therapeutic Interactive Pets
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Bryanna Streit LaRose, Lisa Kirk Wiese, María de los Ángeles Ortega Hernández
In the US, one in three older adults die with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Currently, there is no cure for the rapidly growing burden, but there are pharmacological treatments to manage the symptoms, which lead to numerous side effects. We tested the effectiveness of a...
The COVID Whirlwind on the Veterinary World: End-of-life Care and Euthanasia During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Elizabeth Chalmers, Paula Gerstenblatt, River Hodgdon
Veterinary providers experience job-specific psychological stress from their dual role in both providing medical care to pets and supporting pet-owner clients through end-of-life care and the euthanasia process, contributing to compassion fatigue and burnout in the field. COVID-19 has impacted...
Impact of COVID-19 on Service Dog Organizations
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Danny Benbassat, Abigail Konopasky, Michael Fox
The 2019 coronavirus pandemic led to federal, state, and local measures that paralyzed businesses across the nation. Among them were behavioral and mental health nonprofit organizations. The purpose of this study was to understand the impact of the pandemic on nonprofit programs that train and...
Who Is the Good Boy/Girl? Perspectives of French Handlers in AAI on the Selection of Their Dogs
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Alice Mignot, Gérard Leboucher, Véronique J. Servais, Karelle de Luca
Animal-assisted interventions (AAI) are well implemented in various health care settings; however, there is little data on the characteristics of the mediation dogs and their selection, which can influence the well-being of both the dogs and the beneficiaries. This study aims to gain a better...
Parent and child mental health during COVID-19 in Australia: The role of pet attachment
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Shannon K. Bennetts, Sharinne B. Crawford, Tiffani J. Howell, Fiona Burgemeister, Catherine Chamberlain, Kylie Burke, Jan M. Nicholson
Restrictions, social isolation, and uncertainty related to the global COVID-19 pandemic have disrupted the ways that parents and children maintain family routines, health, and wellbeing. Companion animals (pets) can be a critical source of comfort during traumatic experiences, although changes...
Dog Guardians' Subjective Well-Being During Times of Stress and Crisis: A Diary Study of Affect During COVID-19
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lori S. Hoy, Brigitte Stangl, Nigel Morgan
The impacts of companion animals on human well-being have been receiving increased media and research attention, especially in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, there have been calls for research to consider the major components of subjective well-being separately and for research...
How At Risk Youth & Rescued Animals Change Each Other's Lives | Jamie Dawson | TEDxLehighRiverStudio
Videos | Contributor(s): Jamie Dawson
In this talk, Jamie Dawson explores the extraordinary impact that animals in distress have on at-risk youth and vice versa.