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  1. Changes Associated with Improved Outcomes for Cats Entering RSPCA Queensland Shelters from 2011 to 2016

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    | Contributor(s):: Caroline Audrey Kerr, Jacquie Rand, John Murray Morton, Ronelle Reid, Mandy Paterson

    The aim of this study was to identify changes that contributed to the markedly improved live release of cats in Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) Queensland shelters by comparing data from 2011 and 2016. Admission numbers were similar in these two years. The number...

  2. Dog Population & Dog Sheltering Trends in the United States of America

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    | Contributor(s):: Andrew Rowan, Tamara Kartal

    The pet overpopulation problem in the United States has changed significantly since the 1970s. The purpose of this review is to document these changes and propose factors that have been and are currently driving the dog population dynamics in the US. In the 1960s, about one quarter of the dog...

  3. Factors Informing Outcomes for Older Cats and Dogs in Animal Shelters

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    | Contributor(s):: Sloane Hawes, Josephine Kerrigan, Kevin Morris

    Historically, older cats and dogs have been particularly at-risk for euthanasia in animal shelters due to their lower perceived appeal for adoption. This study found that the condition at intake had the greatest impact on the outcomes of older cats and dogs. Additionally, the application of...

  4. Declawing has no effect on biting behavior but does affect adoption outcomes for domestic cats in an animal shelter

    | Contributor(s):: Saethra Jade Fritscher, James Ha

    Opponents of declawing contend that it causes behavioral problems, whereas others, including the American Veterinary Medical Association, state that because destructive scratching is a risk factor for relinquishment and euthanasia, declawing is a reasonable alternative. If declawing causes...

  5. The Impact of Excluding Food Guarding from a Standardized Behavioral Canine Assessment in Animal Shelters

    | Contributor(s):: Heather Mohan-Gibbons, Emily D Dolan, Pamela Reid, Margaret R Slater, Hugh Mulligan, Emily Weiss

    Many shelters euthanize or restrict adoptions for dogs that exhibit food guarding while in the animal shelter. However, previous research showed that only half the dogs exhibiting food guarding during an assessment food guard in the home. So, dogs are often misidentified as future food guarders...

  6. Using Free Adoptions to Reduce Crowding and Euthanasia at Cat Shelters: An Australian Case Study

    | Contributor(s):: Heather M. Crawford, Joseph B. Fontaine, Michael C. Calver

    Many healthy adult cats are euthanised annually in shelters, and novel approaches are required to reduce euthanasia rates. Waiving adoption fees is one such approach. However, concerns that less responsible owners will be attracted to free events persist among welfare groups. We evaluated...

  7. Characteristics and Outcomes of Dogs Admitted into Queensland RSPCA Shelters

    | Contributor(s):: Megan Hemy, Jacquie Rand, John Morton, Mandy Paterson

    Over 200,000 stray and surrendered dogs are admitted to shelters and municipal facilities in Australia each year, and approximately 20% are euthanized. Contemporary, comprehensive data on the characteristics and outcomes of dogs entering shelters are required to reduce shelter admissions and...

  8. Surrendered and Stray Dogs in Australia—Estimation of Numbers Entering Municipal Pounds, Shelters and Rescue Groups and Their Outcomes

    | Contributor(s):: Diana Chua, Jackquie Rand, John Morton

    There is no national system for monitoring numbers of dogs entering municipal council pounds and shelters in Australia, or their outcomes. This limits understanding of the surrendered and stray dog issue, and prevents the evaluation of management strategies. We aimed to estimate these in...

  9. Pet Overpopulation: Data and Measurement Issues in Shelters

    | Contributor(s):: Wenstrup, John, Dowidchuk, Alexis

    Examines possible solutions to the underlying root causes of pet overpopulation in the United States. Identification of the magnitude, dynamics, and root causes of animal euthanasia in shelters; Establishment of a baseline of shelter data, policies, and viewpoints through detailed surveys; Use of...

  10. The value of data

    | Contributor(s):: Patronek, G., Zawistowski, S.

    Focuses on pet population dynamics and subsequent policy development and implementation related to acquisition, retention and relinquishment of companion animals. Purpose of research on companion animals; Significance of the lack of data associated with animals entering animal shelters;...

  11. Euthanasia-related strain and coping strategies in animal shelter employees

    | Contributor(s):: Benjamin E. Baran, Joseph A. Allen, Steven G. Rogelberg, Christiane Spitzmuller, Natalie A. DiGiacomo, Jennifer B. Webb, Nathan T Carter, Olga L Clark, Lisa A Teeter, Alan G Walker

    Procedures—With the assistance of experts associated with the Humane Society of the United States, the authors identified 88 animal shelters throughout the United States in which animal euthanasia was actively conducted and for which contact information regarding the shelter director was...

  12. Rescue me: legislating cooperation between animal control authorities and rescue organizations

    | Contributor(s):: Rebecca J. Huss

    Notwithstanding the overwhelming evidence that shows how important pets are to many people in the United States, the leading cause of death for dogs and cats in this country is euthanasia because of the lack of homes. Although progress has been made, conservative estimates are that between three...

  13. The effects of social training and other factors on adoption success of shelter dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Protopopova, A., Gilmour, A. J., Weiss, R. H., Shen, J. Y., Wynne, C. D. L.

  14. The Value of Data

    | Contributor(s):: Patronek, G., Zawistowski, S.

  15. Killing with kindness: an inquiry into the routinized destruction of companion animals

    | Contributor(s):: Lee Anne Fennell

    The destruction of millions of companion animals each year in animal shelters is often overlooked in conversations about animal rights, perhaps because these killings occur under the auspices of organizations committed to the welfare of animals and are necessitated by the acts and omissions of...

  16. Population dynamics and the risk of euthanasia for dogs in an animal shelter

    | Contributor(s):: Patronek, G. J., Glickman, L. T., Moyer, M. R.

    The records of dogs in an animal shelter in Chester County, PA were analyzed for a 3 1/2 year period to describe the canine population dynamics and to identify the risk factors for dogs' failure to be reclaimed and to be euthanized. Dogs ≥1 year of age accounted for the majority (72.5%) of...