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  1. Heartworm in Canines: Trends in Rhode Island Shelter Populations

    Contributor(s):: Kelsey L. McKenna

    Each year thousands of dogs in the United States become infected with heartworm, which is caused by Dirofilaria immitis. D. immitis is a parasite that is transmitted to dogs via a bite by an infected mosquito. Nine of the seventy competent mosquito species reside in Rhode Island. The true...

  2. Rating character and animal welfare in a municipal dog shelter

    Contributor(s):: David Joseph Minor Campos

    In this paper we proceed to the adaptation and implementation of a test of canine behavior, in the municipality canine hostel of Cordoba, Spain. The test consists of 17 of the most frequent evidence in the scientific literature, adapted to the reality of canines municipal shelters. The...

  3. The policies of stray pet population control in Lithuania : a study of government contractors as opposed to non-profit volunteer based organizations

    Contributor(s):: Saulene Taruskaite-Vanebo

    Within the thesis, the trending methods of stray pet population care and control are considered, the emphasis put on the differences between governmentally funded institutions of sanitation and the non-governmental animal shelters; significant attention paid to the implementation and overall...

  4. Dogs2DogTags

    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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. Improving the nation's animal shelters: a path to no-kill: an honors thesis

    Contributor(s):: Amanda N. Butts

    Issues dealing with animals are commonly overlooked and ignored by the public and by the government. This is why there are so many problems with the animal shelters in this country. This holds true in Muncie, where the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Delaware County was...

  8. Dogs and cats need responsible owners

    Contributor(s):: Jack L. Tuttle

    Pet overpopulation has become a nationwide problem. The estimated 80 million dogs and cats in this country are about 20 percent more dogs and cats than can possibly be kept as pets. Putting unwanted animals to sleep cost $125 million in 1975. As a result, there have been increased efforts to have...

  9. 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...

  10. Factors affecting the welfare and adoption rate of cats in an animal shelter

    Contributor(s):: Nadine Gourkow

    Rates of adoption for adult cats in animal shelters have always been very low, thus these animals are often subjected to euthanasia and/or long periods of confinement. Furthermore, housing of shelter cats has traditionally focused on disease prevention; this has led to the use of barren,...

  11. Management and rehabilitation of inter-dog aggression in animal shelters

    Contributor(s):: Jane S. Orihel

    Identification and treatment of inter-dog aggression is important so that animal shelters can re-home animals safely and reduce long-term confinement and euthanasia rates. This thesis describes 1) a survey study which identified current management of aggressive dogs in shelters and explored the...

  12. Walk, Run or Fetch: Designing Social Spaces in Shelters

    Contributor(s):: Kelly Hodder

    Approximately 22 000 dogs are admitted to Ontario Society for the Prevention to Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) branches and affiliates annually. These dogs require stimulation and enrichment in their daily routine to maintain physical and mental health. However, many shelters have not been designed...

  13. Pet Behaviour Science | Open Access Journal

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    Contributor(s):: David Menor

    Pet Behaviour Science is a new open access journal, which publishes original papers relating to all aspects of the behaviour of pets, including their relationships with humans. As a multidisciplinary journal, Pet Behaviour Science welcomes submissions from the arts and humanities, behavioural and...

  14. 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...

  15. Randagismo e volontariato in Sardegna: Maria Elena Pisu at TEDxViaTirso

    Contributor(s):: Maria Elena Pisu

    Stray dogs are usually a problem : for dogs itselves, for health community, for safety. In this Tedx the speaker shows us how it is possible to transform a social problem in a social opportunity, with educational , economical and health effect. Maria Elena Pisu has started to take care of...

  16. Occupational Stress in Animal Shelter Workers

    Contributor(s):: Jesse Roberts

    There is a dearth of research focusing broadly on occupational stressors experienced by animal shelter workers. The present study aimed to classify aspects of shelter work that employees report as stressful and determine whether they fit with current perspectives on generic occupational stress....

  17. Preference assessments and structured potential adopter-dog interactions increase adoptions

    Contributor(s):: Protopopova, Alexandra, Brandifino, Maria, Wynne, Clive D. L.

    Previous research showed that lying down next to potential adopters and not ignoring their play initiations during interactions outside of the kennel correlate with increased likelihood of adoption in shelter dogs. In the present study, we experimentally assessed whether increasing these...

  18. Comparison of the characteristics and attitudes of dog adopters from three dog rescue groups

    Contributor(s):: Zelda L. Zimmerman

    A web-based survey was conducted to investigate the relationships between adopters and the dogs they adopted from three types of rescue groups/organizations: humane societies, greyhound rescues, and pit bull rescues. The dog selected to adopt can vary for many reasons, one of which is breed...

  19. Animal impact : secrets proven to achieve results and move the world

    Contributor(s):: Ginsberg, Caryn

  20. Exploring Public Perceptions of the Guelph Humane Society Facilities as a Centre for Human-Animal and Community Interaction

    Contributor(s):: Anna Chow

    While humane shelters are multi-functional centres for animal-human activities, many are not designed to capitalize on community engagement, education and interaction. This research gathered public opinion about the Guelph Humane Society (GHS) and features that would enhance not only animal...