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Bearfoot Ranch is a 501(c)(3) non-profit equestrian center dedicated to providing therapeutic riding lessons and other riding activities in a safe, effective and compassionate environment. The center furthers our students’ knowledge of horses; offers lessons to children and individuals...
Speak Softly or Carry a Big Stick?: Comparing the Approaches of The Humane Society of the United States and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
| Contributor(s):: Rachel Ruben
My thesis explores the varying methods that animal protection groups use to achieve their goal of increased protection for animals. In particular, I compare, contrast, and critique the approaches of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals...
Stated Preferences for Dog Characteristics and Sources of Acquisition
| Contributor(s):: Courtney Bir, Nicole J. Olynk Widmar, Candace C. Croney
People’s preferences for where they acquire dogs and the characteristics they focus on may provide insight into their perceptions of socially responsible pet ownership, as acquiring a dog is the first step in dog ownership. An online survey of 1523 U.S. residents was used to aid...
Planned Obsolescence of Animal Shelters: Steven Hansen at TEDxGrandCanyonUniversity
| Contributor(s):: Steven Hansen
Animal shelters are obsolete. Or, at least, they soon can be. Dr. Steven Hansen, President, and CEO of the Arizona Humane Society shares his ideas to make shelters a community filled with hope and optimism for the future.Dr. Steven R. Hansen oversees the Arizona Humane Society’s (AHS)...
The Rescue and Rehabilitation of Koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) in Southeast Queensland
| Contributor(s):: Emily Burton, Andrew Tribe
Koala populations in southeast Queensland are under threat from many factors, particularly habitat loss, dog attack, vehicle trauma and disease. Animals not killed from these impacts are often rescued and taken into care for rehabilitation, and eventual release back to the wild if deemed to be...
Dogs on the Move: Factors Impacting Animal Shelter and Rescue Organizations' Decisions to Accept Dogs from Distant Locations
| Contributor(s):: Kaitlyn E. Simmons, Christy L. Hoffman
Long-distance dog transfer programs are a topic of burgeoning interest in the animal welfare community, but little research has focused on such programs. This exploratory study, which surveyed 193 individuals associated with animal shelter and rescue organizations in the United States, evaluated...
Numbers and Characteristics of Cats Admitted to Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) Shelters in Australia and Reasons for Surrender
| Contributor(s):: Corinne Alberthsen, Jacquie Rand, John Morton, Pauleen Bennett, Mandy Paterson, Dianne Vankan
Despite high numbers of cats admitted to animal shelters annually, there is surprisingly little information available about the characteristics of these cats. In this study, we examined 195,387 admissions to 33 Australian RSPCA shelters and six friends of the RSPCA groups from July 2006 to June...
Animal Experimentation as a Form of Rescue
| Contributor(s):: Alexander Zambrano Mr.
In this paper I explore a new approach to the ethics of animal experimentation by conceiving of it as a form of rescue. The notion of rescue, I suggest, involves some moral agent(s) performing an action or series of actions, whose end is to prevent or alleviate serious harm to another party, harm...
Operation at Ease Inc.
Our director Joni Bonilla created OAE after a call with a friend Freddy whose dog had suddenly died. Now back home after twenty years of Army infantry service, many overseas tours and a diagnosis of PTSD, the loss of his pet dog was devastating. This dog would sit by his side when the kids were...
Demographics and economic burden of un-owned cats and dogs in the UK: results of a 2010 census
| Contributor(s):: Jenny Stavisky, Marnie L Brennan, Martin Downes, Rachel Dean
BackgroundThe population of dogs and cats passing through rescue shelters may be subject to compromised welfare and increased susceptibility to disease. Little information exists to describe this population, its dynamics and associated management practices. The aim of this study was to carry out...
We create an opportunity to save shelter dogs, train them, and place them with deserving service members who have been diagnosed with post-combat stress and anxiety. There is no out of pocket cost for the veteran to receive a trained dog, and they gain a constant companion to help them cope with...
The challenges of protecting animals in Egypt
| Contributor(s):: Nadine Mohamed Ismail
This audio documentary aims to present the mindset of Egyptians regarding the idea of animal welfare and animal rights in Egypt. It aims to demonstrate how far behind the Egyptian government and people are in appreciating dogs. To depict such an idea, it includes stories from pet owners and...
The "tail" of ARF
| Contributor(s):: Hannah Barrick
The Animal Rescue Fund (ARF) is a no kill, nonprofit animal shelter in the Muncie Community. Having worked previously with ARF through the Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry, I decided to help the organization further by fulfilling its need for an informative and promotional video to be...
Reflections about raising a leader dog for the blind vs. fostering Muncie Animal Rescue Fund dogs : an honors thesis
| Contributor(s):: Joan A. Studnicky
Dogs are used for so many purposes in today's world. They are used to hunt, search for and rescue endangered individuals, keep our country safe by sniffing out bombs and drugs, entertain us in dog shows, lead the blind, or simply provide companionship.Dogs are of particular interest to me. I...
Effects of a standardized obedience program on approachability and problem behaviors in dogs from rescue shelters
| Contributor(s):: Lauren Denise Hays
Improved adoptability is a common goal among rescue shelters. Dogs are more likely to be adopted if they are friendly, mannerly, and approachable. The possibility of improving rescue shelter dogs' behavior through an obedience program has not been examined. We developed an approachability...
Merida: Corazones luchando para que otros sigan latiendo: Ana Duarte Ancona at TEDxUPP
| Contributor(s):: Ana Duarte Ancona
Outrun abuse, cruelty and indifference and awareness for the culture of adoption of animals in the street.Owner and manager GrafixPRO RDStudio . Founder of Project Healing Patitas , launched in November 2014, whose main objective is the rescue , rehabilitation , sterilization and adoption of dogs...
Redesigning the Warren Animal Shelter
| Contributor(s):: Bandar Alotaibi, Nicholas Baldasarre, Sean Barrett, Jacqueline Brauer, Perry Cry, Erin D\'Allesandro, Joseph D\'Oria, Jason Doughty, Alison Fredericks, Samantha Howard, Anthony Izzo, Matthem Jesi, Jozef Karpiel, Daniel L\'Esperance, Robin Sharp, Emily Sperini, Gary Graham, Frederick Gould, Arnold Robinson
The new shelter should incorporate improved natural lighting and ventilation, adequate space for laundry facilities and more space for the animals' living and bathing needs. The design should consider how to prevent dogs from barking and disturbing one another while in the kennels. Increased...
Oct 14 2015
2015 Summit for Urban Animal Strategies
Sep 13 2015
6th National Getting 2 Zero Summit & Workshops: Reaching Out to the Community