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  1. 26 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Our Love for Pets

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    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Harold Herzog

    A controversial new book explains how pets make us human.

  2. Therapeutic Benefits of Certified Canines for Veterans with War-Related Trauma Disorders

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Erin Caspers

    This paper explored the therapeutic benefits of certified service canines for veterans with war-related trauma disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression. A review of the literature was conducted, followed by a pilot study using interviews and thematic...

  3. 4 life lessons from our old dogs | Elizabeth Johnson | TEDxSnoIsleLibraries

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    Videos | Contributor(s): Elizabeth Johnson

    This talk explores and shares key ways we can support the healthier aging of our dogs and our humans. We can learn from the many parallels in how people and dogs age, and doing so can make the often challenging caregiving journey a better one, for all our aging loved ones, while helping us to...

  4. Sustainability in Conservation Activism | Farwiza Farhan | TEDxJakarta

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    Videos | Contributor(s): Farwiza Farhan

    Farwiza Farhan is the winner of the 2016 Whitley Awards, she works at the Leuser Ecosystem, the only place on earth where four gigantic beasts--orangutans, elephants, tigers, and rhinos still roam the land. After graduating with a master’s degree from the University of Queensland, in 2012...

  5. Socialization and problem-solving in domestic cats (Felis catus)

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Mary Howard

    There is evidence that an animal’s socialization towards humans and rearing environment can enhance their problem-solving ability. According to the social intelligence hypothesis, which states that intelligence evolved due to complex social environments, an animal’s social life...

  6. Factors Influencing the Movement of Livestock Guardian Dogs in the Edwards Plateau of Texas: Implications for Efficacy, Behavior, and Territoriality

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): John M. Tomeček, Justin T. French, John W. Walker, Nova J. Silvy, Nicholas A. Bromen

    Livestock guardian dog (Canis lupus familiaris; LGD) breeds of domestic dog worldwide provide a degree of control over predation losses. The application of LGDs as a wildlife damage management tool evolved as a cultural practice in the Old World. In the 1970s, this tool emerged in North...

  7. Gender and leadership in animal sheltering organizations

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Jennifer Blevins Sinski

    This study explores the connection between gender, leadership and implementation of best practice strategies to reduce or eliminate euthanasia of healthy, adoptable companion animals in animal sheltering organizations. The purpose of this mixed methods study utilizing an online survey and...

  8. Let's Treat Each Other More Like Dogs | Ryan Matthews | TEDxSkyforest

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    Videos | Contributor(s): Ryan Matthews

    What are the lifelong lessons dogs can teach us? Former elite military dog trainer and published author, Ryan Matthews, shares what dogs have taught him about human relationships. Perhaps it's no coincidence that dog spelled backward is G-o-d! Decorated veteran, gifted dog trainer and...

  9. Let's Treat Each Other More Like Dogs | Ryan Matthews | TEDxSkyforest

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    Videos | Contributor(s): Ryan Matthews

    What are the lifelong lessons dogs can teach us? Former elite military dog trainer and published author, Ryan Matthews, shares what dogs have taught him about human relationships. Perhaps it's no coincidence that dog spelled backward is G-o-d! Decorated veteran, gifted dog trainer and...

  10. Canine for Disabled Kids Awareness Campaign Research and Implementation Plan

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Jiamin Gu, Kendall Harcourt, Chang Liu, Kiamu Liu, Jemmie Tejada

    According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) service animals are: “dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities” ( ADA, 2015). On the other hand, emotional support animals are: “dogs that provide comfort and support in...

  11. Animals in Domestic Violence | Heather Fraser | TEDxQUT

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    Videos | Contributor(s): Heather Fraser

    Heather Fraser (PhD) is an Associate Professor in Social Work at QUT, who started her career working in refuges for women and young people fleeing violence 35 years ago. She is a passionate advocate for the rights of all victims/survivors of violence. Heather has co-produced four books and...

  12. Animals Are Us: Applying the Common Ingroup Identity Model to Humane Education

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Boguslawa Dorota Gatarek

    This study explored the applicability of the Common Ingroup Identity Model (CIIM), used widely for combating racism, to Humane Education. It credits social categorization with both reducing and creating intergroup bias. It postulates decategorization and recategorization as factors changing...

  13. Serum Protein Gel Agarose Electrophoresis in Captive Tigers

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Daniela Proverbio, Roberta Perego, Luciana Baggiani, Giuliano Ravasio, Daniela Giambellini, Eva Spada

    Given the endangered status of tigers (Panthera tigris), the health of each individual is important and any data on blood chemistry values can provide valuable information alongside the assessment of physical condition. The nature of tigers in the wild makes it is extremely difficult to obtain...

  14. Surveys of the Street and Private Dog Population: Kalhaar Bungalows, Gujarat India

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    Reports | Contributor(s): Tamara Kartal, Amit Chaudhari

    This baseline survey was conducted on the 27th and 28th of November, 2017 to generate a dog population size estimate and collect baseline data on the composition of the dog population. We estimate that there are 48 street dogs in the Kalhaar Bungalows area (all the sectors of Kalhaar...

  15. Wolf Media Coverage in the Region of Castilla y León (Spain): Variations over Time and in Two Contrasting Socio-Ecological Settings

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Miguel Delibes-Mateos

    People’s attitudes towards large carnivores, and thus public support for their conservation, can be influenced by how these species are framed in the media. Therefore, assessing media coverage of large carnivores is of particular interest for their coexistence with humans. I used content...

  16. Service Dogs Alabama

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    Service Dogs Alabama is dedicated to providing medical and psychiatric Service Dogs to children, adults, and Veterans with disabilities and Intervention Facility Dogs for schools, youth facilities, and courtrooms.

  17. Astrovirus Outbreak in an Animal Shelter Associated With Feline Vomiting

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Yanpeng Li, Emilia Gordon, Amanda Idle, Alvin Hui, Roxanne Chan, M. Alexis Seguin, Eric Delwart

    An outbreak of cat vomiting was observed in an animal shelter. Testing for known enteric feline pathogens did not identify a causative agent. Viral metagenomics on four mini pools of feces from cases and controls housed in the same area revealed the presence of feline astrovirus in all pools....

  18. [Review] Vicki Hutton, A Reason to Live: HIV and Animal Companions. Purdue University Press, 2019. 257pp

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wendy Woodward

    In 2012, Vicki Hutton interviewed eleven men in Australia who had contracted HIV. The interviews focused on the healing effects of living with ‘companion animals’, some of whom attended the interviews. Hutton illustrates repeatedly how these animals embodied a reason for HIV...

  19. Owner and Veterinarian Perceptions About Use of a Canine Quality of Life Survey in Primary Care Settings

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kennedy K. Mwacalimba, Francesca M. Contadini, Nathaniel Spofford, Karen Lopez, Aimee Hunt, Andrea Wright, Elizabeth M. Lund, Larissa Minicucci

    This paper describes dog owner and veterinarian perceptions around the use of a validated canine quality of life (QOL) survey to facilitate wellness conversations in two clinical settings: a veterinary teaching hospital (pilot, Phase 1) and five corporate general practice hospitals (Phase 2)....

  20. Noble Animals, Brutish Animals

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Marcus Hunt

    The paper begins with a description of a grey seal performing conspecific infanticide. The paper then gives an account of “nobleness” and “brutishness.” Roughly, a behavioural-disposition is noble/brutish if it is one that would be a moral virtue/vice if the possessor of...