Let's "Paws" to Consider the Possibility: Using Support Dogs with Victims of Crime
Today, a service dog helping an individual with sight limitations is accepted and relatively common. There are other trained dogs including those who serve individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and those who serve individuals with mobility limitations. Provincial, territorial, and federal...
Animals on VA Property, Federal Register 2015, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
This is the Final Rule (Regulation) governing the presence of service dogs on VA property. Although federal agencies are not subject to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), it is intended to be consistent with the ADA Regulations (administered by the Department of Justice).SUMMARY: The...
Stray and Owner-Relinquished Animals Statute
Mandates methods and practices for animal euthanasia in all public and private agencies sheltering stray or owner-relinquished animals. Requires mandatory holding periods and conditions that must be satisfied before any animal is killed. Mandates shelters to develop and follow care, cleaning, and...
c 60 Veterinarians Act, 1989
c V.3 Veterinarians Act/Loi sur les veterinaires
c 22 Animals for Research Act
c 41 Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997/Loi de 1997 sur la protection du poisson et de la faune
Enriching the Environment of the Laboratory Cat
Contributor(s):: Sandra McCune
Cats are intelligent, highly specialized carnivores. Like many predators, their senses are highly developed (reviewed by Bradshaw 1992). The cat's ability to hear, see and smell outside our own range give it a very different perception of its environment to ours. For example, it has a second...
Livestock Guarding Dogs
In the late 1970’s, there began a resurgence in the use of an ancient form of sheep protection, the guarding dog. Several factors contributed to this phenomenon, including Federal restrictions on the use of substances to kill predators, the relative inability of existing techniques to provide...
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,...
Information Resources on the Care and Welfare of Dairy Cattle
Contributor(s):: Cynthia P. Smith
This document contains two introductory articles written by experts in the farm animal welfare field from North America and Europe respectively. Each article ends with a list of references cited by the author. The second section of this publication consists of an extensive bibliography...
No Dogs Allowed? Federal Policies on Access for Service Animals
Contributor(s):: Kelly Henderson
For ages, humans have explored the potential healing benefit of animal companions for people who are ill or who have disabilities. The use of animals to assist their ailing human counterparts dates to the early Greeks who gave horseback rides to raise the spirits of people who were incurably ill,...
Saving Pets, Saving Lives
The time to plan for the safety and well-being of household pets during a disaster IS NOW
Information Resources on Human-Animal Relationships Past and Present
Contributor(s):: Judith Ho
Today our definition of animal is probably broader and certainly more biologically based. Animals are all things organic that are not plants. Although some may have reservations about this definition, most accept the idea that humans are animals, topping a Darwinian ladder that ranks everything...