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  1. Implementing Nonlethal Solutions for Free-Roaming Cat Management in a County in the Southeastern United States

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    | Contributor(s):: Francis Hamilton

    From 2006 to 2017, stray or free-roaming cats ranged from 35 to 54% of all animals going into the public shelter in Hillsborough County, Florida. Shelter overcrowding of cats, including free-roaming, feral, or community cats, is a major problem in parts of the world. Issues with free-roaming...

  2. Validation of a qualitative behaviour score during the capture phase of stray dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Laura Menchetti, Cecilia Righi, Gabriella Guelfi, Claudia Enas, Livia Moscati, Stefania Mancini, Silvana Diverio

    There are no studies on the capture phase of stray dogs, although this can be very stressful and have a significant impact on dogs’ welfare. In this preliminary study, we propose a simple qualitative evaluation system of the dog’s behaviour during the capture phase. The assessments...

  3. A Collaborative Model for Managing Animal Hoarding Cases

    | Contributor(s):: Strong, Sandra, Federico, Jennifer, Banks, Ron, Williams, Cathy

    Companion-animal hoarding is a significant problem in the United States and internationally. Hoarding situations can incubate for years before a case is reported to law enforcement or animal control agencies. According to a survey by Gary Patronek, animal control agencies have estimated there are...

  4. Interaction and processes of animal relinquishment: a qualitative study

    | Contributor(s):: Tamara Leigh Rice

    This thesis investigated the process of relinquishing a pet to the Department of Animal Control with the likely outcome of euthanasia for many of the animals left there by their owners. As euthanasia is no longer seen as an acceptable way to solve the pet over population problem those concerned...

  5. Alternative Methods of Controlling Wildlife Populations

    | Contributor(s):: Lindsay Aspin, Chantel McDowell, Rebecca Rocha, Julie M. Fagan

    Every year New Jersey sets aside several days for a state-sponsored black bear hunt. We feel that this hunt is unnecessary, and that proper human behaviors will change black bear behavior, and ultimately decrease human-bear interactions. This way, humans are at peace, and bears are at peace, and...

  6. Urban business attitudes regarding rodents, rodent control methods, and impact on wildlife

    | Contributor(s):: Eva Arndt

    Birds of prey and carnivorous mammals feed on small birds, rodents and other small mammals. Humans perceive many of the prey animals of these predators as well as the predators themselves, as “pests”, and seek to control them. Control methods for these unwanted pests, particularly...

  7. Innocent and Innocuous: The Case Against Animal Research

    | Contributor(s):: Marks, Joel

  8. Pets in the city: Managing surplus dogs in Syracuse, New York

    | Contributor(s):: Cutler, Kristin

    This thesis contributes to the growing interest in animals in geography. Specifically, it situates pets within the geographic literature and addresses the causes and consequences of pet love in the United States. Using Syracuse, New York as a case study, this thesis illuminates the critical yet...

  9. The Implementation of the Animal Damage Control Act: A Comment on Wildlife Services's Methods of Predatory Animal Control

    | Contributor(s):: Tiffany Bacon

    Since the early part of the 20th century, the United States has supported a program aimed at predatory animal control. Particular species of predators have been significantly affected by the methods used under the auspices of this predator control program. Forinstance, wolf...

  10. Nov 16 2015

    SAWA 2015 2015 Annual Conference

    The members of the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators (SAWA) wish to state that the express purpose of our organization is to create an association made up of paid professional administrators...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/365

  11. Achieving a Concensus on Dog Control Strategies: A Brief Primer

    | Contributor(s):: D.B. Wilkins

    The welfare arguments surrounding dog ownership may not stimulate the same passionate fervor as those relating to the use of animals in experiments, factory farming, or the hunting of live animals with hounds, but nevertheless, they are matters of real concern to most welfare organizations. The...

  12. Oct 19 2015

    Great Lakes Animal Welfare Conference

    JOIN YOUR COLLEAGUES at the 12th annual MPAW-MAACO “Great Lakes Animal Welfare Conference” which has expanded to become the biggest animal welfare training and networking event of the year in the...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/364

  13. ANIMALS Dangerous Dog Control: Limit Liability of Local Governments

    The Act limits the responsibilities of local governments in regulating dangerous dogs. Changes to definitions make identification of dangerous dogs and potentially dangerous dogs easier. The Act places on dog owners the duty to register dogs annually, and to notify local officials if they move to...

  14. Cross-reporting of interpersonal violence and animal cruelty: The charlotte project

    | Contributor(s):: Long, Dennis D., Kulkarni, Shanti J.

  15. An Animal Control Officer's Story: From Enforcer to Educator

    | Contributor(s):: William Ergas Peterson

    A childhood memory of the animal control program in Palo Alto is a memory of the dogcatcher taking dogs away to the pound to be gassed. I remember a scene on the street from the middle 1960's of an animal control officer (at that time referred to as "poundmaster") chasing a small...

  16. Apr 22 2015

    2015 Pacific Urban Animal Conference

    The mission of Urban Animal Regional Conferences is to showcase innovative ideas and programs from each region of Canada. The goal is to identify emerging leaders, illuminate researchers, replicate...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/281

  17. Apr 20 2015

    2015 Western Urban Animal Conference

    The mission of Urban Animal Regional Conferences is to showcase innovative ideas and programs from each region of Canada. The goal is to identify emerging leaders, illuminate researchers, replicate...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/280

  18. Apr 16 2015

    2015 Atlantic Urban Animal Conference

    The mission of Urban Animal Regional Conferences is to showcase innovative ideas and programs from each region of Canada. The goal is to identify emerging leaders, illuminate researchers, replicate...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/283

  19. Apr 14 2015

    2015 Central Urban Animal Conference

    The mission of Urban Animal Regional Conferences is to showcase innovative ideas and programs from each region of Canada. The goal is to identify emerging leaders, illuminate researchers, replicate...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/282

  20. Oct 28 2014

    MPAW-MAACO Animal Welfare Conference

    JOIN YOUR COLLEAGUES at the 11th annual MPAW Animal Welfare Conference which has expanded to become the MPAW-MAACO event of the year! Now all animal care and control professionals can network and...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/243