The Number of Dogs Entering Shelters in Five States, and Factors that Affect Their Outcomes: A Study of the Sheltering System
Contributor(s):: Woodruff, Kimberly, Smith, David R., Cain, Cassandra, Loftin, Christina
Make Me a Match: Prevalence and Outcomes Associated with Matching Programs in Dog Adoptions
Contributor(s):: Reese, Laura A.
Compassion Fatigue and Resiliency Factors in Animal Shelter Workers
Contributor(s):: Levitt, A. L., Gezinski, L. R.
A Case of Letting the Cat out of The Bag—Why Trap-Neuter-Return Is Not an Ethical Solution for Stray Cat (Felis catus) Management
| Contributor(s):: Heather M. Crawford, Michael C. Calver, Patricia A. Fleming
Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) programs, in which stray cats are captured, neutered and returned to the environment are advocated as a humane, ethical alternative to euthanasia. We review the TNR literature in light of current debate over whether or not there should be further TNR trials in...
The Welfare of Cows in Indian Shelters
| Contributor(s):: Arvind Sharma, Uttara Kennedy, Catherine Schuetze, Clive J. C. Phillips
Cow shelters (gaushalas) are unique traditional institutions in India, where aged, infertile, diseased, rescued, and abandoned cows are sheltered for the rest of their life, until they die of natural causes. These institutions owe their existence to the reverence for the cow as a holy mother...
Investigating the Impact of Indemnity Waivers on the Length of Stay of Cats at an Australian Shelter
| Contributor(s):: Jessica Pockett, Bronwyn Orr, Evelyn Hall, Wye Li Chong, Mark Westman
Due to resource limitations, animal shelters in Australia historically have focused on rehoming animals considered ‘highly adoptable’. Increasingly, animal shelters in Australia are rehoming animals with pre-existing medical and/or behavioural issues. These animals are often rehomed...
Survey of Massachusetts Animal Shelter Record-Keeping Practices in 2015
| Contributor(s):: Vinic, Theresa, Dowling-Guyer, Seana, Lindenmayer, Joann, Lindsay, Anne, Panofsky, Richard, McCobb, Emily
The animal sheltering industry lacks standardized methods of data collection and analysis. The resulting lack of available data limits our understanding of the homeless animal population. The objective of this study was to better understand record-keeping practices and attitudes toward shelter...
One Health: Fostering Hope for Older Adults and Homeless Companion Animals
| Contributor(s):: L. F. Carver
The One Health model proposes that human and nonhuman animal health be addressed in tandem, considering the well-being of both, and even including the environment. However, in practice One Health initiatives usually focus on animals as disease carriers. This paper is innovative because it...
Animal rescuers and the HR
| Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira
Animal rescuers and the HRIf you are an animal rescuer, this page can help you make partnerships. Send the link by email to the HR of the companies near your home! Angelina Jolie, Pamela Anderson, Brigitte Bardot and even 007 Pierce Brosnan are also in the fight for animals. Are...
The new "normal" world - post-COVID-19 pandemic
The new "normal" world - post-COVID-19 pandemicA lecture by ErasmoDEOLIVEIRABringing trustable information about the bond between humans and pets, with a wide scientific base and in language accessible to all audiences.
Pink is the New Bull: The Feminization of Pit Bulls in Visual and Literary Discourses as a Rescue Tactic
| Contributor(s):: Stephanie Hogue
Since the 1980s, pit bulls have been portrayed in a raced, classed, and gendered national discourse that has associated them with minority males of color in low-income urban areas. This discourse has led to a villianization of the breed that has resulted in restrictions on pit bulls and their...
Welfare Impacts of Spay/Neuter-Focused Outreach on Companion Animals in New York City Public Housing
| Contributor(s):: Dolan, Emily D., Weiss, Emily, Slater, Margaret R.
Spay/neuter (S/N) programs aim to reduce shelter intake and euthanasia. However, there is little published evidence of a causal effect between S/N programs and shelter intake or euthanasia. To uncover any ancillary effects of S/N, this study examined the impact of S/N door-to-door outreach on...
Impact of mandatory microchipping on traceability of sheltered dogs in the Czech Republic
| Contributor(s):: Zak, Jiri, Voslarova, Eva, Vecerek, Vladimir, Bedanova, Iveta
Records of 4,455 sheltered dogs were analyzed to compare the numbers of traceable (able to be reunited with original caregivers) and untraceable (unable to be reunited with original caregivers) dogs before (Period 1) and after (Period 2) introduction of a mandatory microchipping. Records were...
Factors Influencing Time to Adoption for Dogs in a Provincial Shelter System in Canada
| Contributor(s):: Kay, Aileigh, Coe, Jason B., Young, Ian, Pearl, David
Millions of companion animals are relinquished to shelters each year. For each dog entering, their characteristics and the characteristics of the shelter holding him/her influence their time to adoption. Using a Cox proportional hazards frailty model, these issues were explored using data from 31...
Evaluation of a Community’s Risk for Canine Parvovirus and Distemper Using Antibody Testing and GIS Mapping of Animal Shelter Intakes
| Contributor(s):: Spindel, Miranda E., Krecic, Matthew R., Slater, Margaret R., Vigil, Nicole
This cross-sectional study aimed to identify where dogs with negative antibody tests to canine parvovirus (CPV) and canine distemper virus (CDV) originated when entering a community shelter, using a commercially available ELISA antibody test and Geographic Information Systems mapping. Of 2745...
Effect of Visitor Perspective on Adoption Decisions at One Animal Shelter
| Contributor(s):: Southland, Anastacia, Dowling-Guyer, Seana, McCobb, Emily
This study investigated the visitor experience at one urban animal shelter. While several previous studies have examined the reasons particular nonhuman animals are chosen by adopters, few have investigated the possible reasons one would visit a shelter and leave without adopting. Over a...
Cross-Sectional Study of Characteristics of Owners and Nonowners Surrendering Cats to Four Australian Animal Shelters
| Contributor(s):: Zito, Sarah, Morton, John, Paterson, Mandy, Vankan, Dianne, Bennett, Pauleen C., Rand, Jacquie, Phillips, Clive J. C.
Unwanted cats surrendered to nonhuman animal shelters are generally categorized as either “owned” or “stray.” This classification is misleading because “stray” cats may include many “semiowned” cats, for which people provide care but who are not perceived as being owned. This differentiation is...
Occupational Health of Animal Shelter Employees by Live Release Rate, Shelter Type, and Euthanasia-Related Decision
| Contributor(s):: Andrukonis, Allison, Protopopova, Alexandra
Approximately a quarter of dogs and cats in animal shelters in the United States are euthanized. The stress associated with having to care for animals they subsequently euthanize puts animal shelter workers at a high risk for compassion fatigue, burnout, and even suicide. The aim of the present...
Attitudes and Motivations of Owners Who Enroll Pets in Pet Life-Care Centers
| Contributor(s):: Davis, William E., Hicks, Joshua A., Foster, Christine L., Holub, Meredith K., Krecek, Rosina C., Richburg, Audra W.
The purpose of this study was to examine the characteristics, motivations, and expectations of humans who enroll their dogs, cats, and other pets into pet life-care centers. Pet life-care centers are groups or institutions that provide a permanent home for pets in the event of the owner’s...
Opinions of UK Rescue Shelter and Rehoming Center Workers on the Problems Facing Their Industry
| Contributor(s):: Stavisky, Jenny, Brennan, Marnie L., Downes, Martin J., Dean, Rachel S.
Animal shelters exist worldwide to care for and rehome unwanted or straying pets. Previous studies have examined why owners breed unwanted animals, or relinquish their pets to shelters. However, the views of shelter workers, who receive and care for these animals, have previously been largely...