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  1. Adoption of Research Animals

    Contributor(s):: Larry Carbone

    Estimates of actual numbers of research animals used in the country vary, but one thing is obvious to most of us working in research facilities: the vast majority of these animals are euthanized when their usefulness has ended. Euthanasia is intrinsic to some projects. For example, many projects,...

  2. The Golden Retriever Rule: Alaska's Identity Privilege for Animal Adoption Agencies and for Adoptive Animal Owners

    Contributor(s):: John J. Tiemessen, Jason A. Weiner

    In this Comment, the authors examine recent national and Alaskan developments regarding a limited testimonial privilege for animal adoption agencies and adoptive owners. Unlike most testimonial privileges, this new privilege did not exist at common law and has only a limited foundation in...

  3. Circle Tail, Inc.

    Circle Tail's mission is to provide service and hearing dogs for people with disabilities at no cost to the individual. We also provide dogs for adoption, as well as offer dog obedience training, behavior management, educational programs, and boarding services.

  4. Oct 10 2013

    No More Homeless Pets National Conference

    Conference HighlightsThe conference brings together a variety of people dedicated to saving the lives of homeless pets: leaders of the no-kill movement; experts in animal care and behavior,...

  5. Animal returns may signal problems

    | Contributor(s):: Miller, P.

  6. Potential pet ownership in U.S. rental housing

    | Contributor(s):: Hart, L. A., Kidd, A. H.

  7. The improvement of adoption retention

    | Contributor(s):: Kidd, A. H., Kidd, R. M.

  8. What the state needs

    | Contributor(s):: Seufert, C.

  9. Understanding the scope of farmer perceptions of risk: considering farmer opinions on the use of genetically modified (GM) crops as a stakeholder voice in policy

    | Contributor(s):: Guehlstorf, N. P.

    This study explores the relationship of farmer attitudes and GM agriculture. A survey was conducted on 200 farmer adopters and non-adopters of GM crops within the counties of Madison, Macoupin, Jersey and Feyette in Illinois, USA on the perception of risk in relation to GM food production and...

  10. A note on chick adoption: a complementary strategy for rearing rheas

    | Contributor(s):: Labaque, M. C., Navarro, J. L., Martella, M. B.

    Adoption of greater rhea (Rhea americana) chicks by males and the comparative survival of adopted vs. male's own chicks in a semi-captive population was investigated. Groups of marked chicks (one to 11 individuals) hatched in incubators were released at intervals near males with their own broods....

  11. A note on the use of odor manipulation to facilitate the adoption of alien lambs by ewes bearing twins

    | Contributor(s):: Price, E. O., Dally, M. R., Hernandez, L.

    Adoption of alien lambs by ewes bearing single natural offspring has been facilitated by the use of artificial odorants such as neatsfoot oil to establish a common odour for own and alien young and by the use of cloth stockinette jackets to exchange natural odours between lambs. The objective of...

  12. Mother-offspring bonding in farmed red deer: accuracy of visual observation verified by DNA analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Vankova, D., Bartos, L., Cizova-Schroffelova, D., Nespor, F., Jandurova, O.

    The accuracy of a maternity assessment based on visual observation was tested during the post parturient phase in farmed red deer in Czech Republic [date not given]. The mother of the calf was determined using visual observation of the hind's peri-parturient and early maternal behaviour during...

  13. Reforging the bond - towards successful canine adoption

    | Contributor(s):: Marston, L. C., Bennett, P. C.

    While most human-canine relationships are very fulfilling others fail, resulting in a large number of animals being abandoned or relinquished to animal shelters each year. This paper reviews our current understanding of the canine relinquishment and adoption process, with the aim of identifying...

  14. Why did you choose this pet?: Adopters and pet selection preferences in five animal shelters in the United States

    Full-text: Available

    | Contributor(s):: Emily Weiss, Katherine Miller, Heather Mohan-Gibbons, Carla Vela

    Responses from an adopter survey (n = 1,491) determined reasons for pet selection, type of information received by the adopter, and the context in which the animal’s behavior was observed. Appearance of the animal, social behavior with adopter, and personality were the top reasons for adoption...

  15. Paws in Prison

    Forum › general-discussion › the-human-animal-bond-in-the-media

    A prison based dog training program at Hawkins Center for Women is helping prisoners, dogs and their future adoptive families. Read more about the program here:...

  16. Pets in the family: An evolutionary perspective

    | Contributor(s):: Serpell, James A., Paul, Elizabeth S.

  17. We all need our tails to lean on. An analysis of a latency-age girl with a gender identity disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Blumenthal, E.

  18. Determining factors for successful adoption of dogs from an animal shelter

    | Contributor(s):: Posage, J. M., Bartlett, P. C., Thomas, D. K.

  19. Disposition of Shelter Companion Animals from Nonhuman Animal Control Officers, Citizen Finders, and Relinquished by Caregivers

    Many private not-for-profit humane societies have contracts with their local government entities to provide nonhuman animal control services that the law commonly requires the government to provide to its residents. These services normally have the humane organization providing either the total...

  20. Health and behavior problems in dogs and cats one week and one month after adoption from animal shelters

    | Contributor(s):: Lord, L. K., Reider, L., Herron, M. E., Graszak, K.