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  1. Evaluating the effects of a temporary fostering program on shelter dog welfare

    Contributor(s):: Gunter, L. M., Feuerbacher, E. N., Gilchrist, R. J., Wynne, C. D. L.

  2. Is there a relationship between attitudes of shelter staff to cats and the cats’ approach behaviour?

    Contributor(s):: Arhant, Christine, Troxler, Josef

    One aspect of welfare that is measured in protocols used for the assessment of farm animal welfare is the human-animal relationship. The aim of the present study was to develop a ‘human approach test’ to measure the human-animal relationship in shelter cats and to investigate aspects of...

  3. Factors determining the effects of human interaction on the cortisol levels of shelter dogs

    Contributor(s):: Willen, Regina M., Mutwill, Alexandra, MacDonald, Lauren J., Schiml, Patricia A., Hennessy, Michael B.

    The stress experienced by dogs admitted to animal shelters not only impacts welfare, but may lead to behavior that threatens successful adoptions. This stress is reflected in an elevation in the plasma cortisol levels of newly admitted dogs. We previously found 30min of human interaction reduced...

  4. Animals and our Environment : We Are All Connected | Dona Drury Wee | TEDxKenyalang

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    | Contributor(s):: Dona Drury Wee

    Everything is connected: what affects our environment can have effects on animals and humans and vice versa. In this talk, Donna Drury Wee shared more details on "Animals and our Environment : We Are All Connected". Dona Drury Wee, President of Sarawak SSPCA, consistently works to...

  5. Follow-up surveys of people who have adopted dogs and cats from an Australian shelter

    | Contributor(s):: Scott, Sophie, Jong, Evelien, McArthur, Michelle, Hazel, Susan J.

    Unwanted pets are a major concern in Australia and many other countries, with shelters under pressure to accommodate them. This study assessed the degree of satisfaction among individuals whom had adopted a cat or a dog from the Animal Welfare League South Australia (AWL). The survey also...

  6. Problems of the Pets Industry in Japan | Mari Quintana | TEDxDoshishaU

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    | Contributor(s):: Mari Quintana

  7. An Evaluation of Respondent Conditioning Procedures to Decrease Barking in an Animal Shelter

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    | Contributor(s):: Steven Wade Payne, Kian S Assemi

    A common problem behavior in animal shelters is excessive noise from barking, which can regularly exceed 100dBs.  Noise levels in animal shelters are correlated with increased stress in dogs, which may lead to increased problem behavior and a decrease in adoption.  The purpose of the...

  8. The Health Implications of Employment in Non-Profit Animal Care In Eastern North Carolina: A Phenomenological Exploration

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    | Contributor(s):: Sierra Nicole Fountain

    Given a dearth of literature regarding animal care workers in non-profit settings, all of whom potentially face health-related risks, a need existed to explore these individuals' collective lived experiences and perceptions. The purpose of this study was to describe non-profit animal care...

  9. Building a Humane Community | Nadia Novik | TEDxSunValley

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    | Contributor(s):: Nadia Novik

    There is a human element to animal welfare that often gets overlooked. Nadia Novik shows us how a humane community is one that not only cares for animals, but also for the people attached to them. Nadia Novik, Director of Shelter Outreach at the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley, has been...

  10. The Dog in Me | Erin Maxson | TEDxSouthMountainCommunityLibrary

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    | Contributor(s):: Erin Maxson

    The story of how my life was changed by many dogs and what I learned from them.  This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

  11. My Dog Chip | Jerry Roberson | TEDxFlowerMound

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    Can an animal save your life? After a bad break up, Jerry found himself broke, lonely and lost. Wandering into an animal shelter. He couldn't afford to adopt an animal he knew he had no choice when Chip adopted him. His story shows us the healing power and energy that animals can bring into...

  12. Preliminary analysis of post-adoption outcomes for kittens and adult cats rehomed through a New Zealand animal shelter

    | Contributor(s):: Gates, M. C., Mancera, K., Dale, A., Zito, S.

  13. Avoidance Distance in Sheltered Cows and Its Association with Other Welfare Parameters

    | Contributor(s):: Sharma, A., Phillips, C. J. C.

  14. Stated and revealed preferences in companion animal choice

    | Contributor(s):: Cohen, S. E., Todd, P. M.

  15. Perception of Cats: Assessing the Differences Between Videos and Still Pictures on Adoptability and Associated Characteristics

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    | Contributor(s):: Regina Schoenfeld-Tacher, Lori R. Kogan, Patrick C. Carney

    While animal shelters have made significant progress in reducing the number of euthanized dogs and cats, millions of unclaimed pets are still euthanized every year. Cats, in particular, face bleak prospects, with ~70% of those that enter animal shelters euthanized. Many factors influence...

  16. 2016 Study of Current Conditions of Kentucky County Animal Shelters and Degree of Compliance with Kentucky Animal Shelter Laws

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    | Contributor(s):: Cynthia L. Gaskill, Rachel Cullman-Clark, Liane Lachiewicz, Matt Lamarre, Brad Rohleder, Kristin Sadler, Rachel Sparling, Craig N. Carter

    Kentucky’s county animal shelter conditions have not been studied for over 20 years. Major goals of this study were to assess current conditions in Kentucky’s county shelters and determine the degree of compliance with Kentucky shelter laws. Additional information was gathered to...

  17. Modelling personality, plasticity and predictability in shelter dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Conor Goold, Ruth C. Newberry

    Behavioural assessments of shelter dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) typically comprise standardized test batteries conducted at one time point, but test batteries have shown inconsistent predictive validity. Longitudinal behavioural assessments offer an alternative. We modelled longitudinal...

  18. Paws and Think, Inc.

    Paws and Think, Inc. was founded in 2001 as a 501(c)(3) organization to bring the benefits off the human-animal bond to both people and dogs.  Our Mission is Improving lives through the power of the human-dog connection.  We do this through our Youth-Canine programs, helping at-risk or...

  19. Lizz Whitacre

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  20. Can you spare 15 min? The measurable positive impact of a 15-min petting session on shelter dog well-being

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    | Contributor(s):: Ragen T. S. McGowan, Cynthia Bolte, Hallie R. Barnett, Gerardo Perez-Camargo, François Martin

    It is well established that human interaction has positive effects on shelter dogs. This work set out to answer the question: “Does one 15-min petting session make a difference for shelter dogs?” Fifty-five dogs were subject to one 15-min petting session with one of five unfamiliar...