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  1. Creating an Effective Shelter Intake Form to Reduce Owner Surrender

    Contributor(s):: Sandra Nichole Tongg

    Animal shelters in the United States have evolved from basic bare bones facilities with inhumane culling practices, to today’s more socially complex, organized and compassionate sheltering system. Over time improvements have focused on decreasing the suffering of companion animals as well...

  2. Saving Animals: Everyday Practices of Care and Rescue in the US Animal Sanctuary Movement

    Contributor(s):: Elan L. Abrell

    This multi-sited ethnography of the US animal sanctuary movement is based on 24 months of research at a range of animal rescue facilities, including a companion animal shelter in Texas, exotic animal sanctuaries in Florida and Hawaii, and a farm animal sanctuary in New York. In the last three...

  3. The development of an on-site spay/neuter facility at a county animal shelter to reduce pet overpopulation as a means of rabies prevention

    Contributor(s):: G. Robert Weedon

    The goal of this paper is to address the issue of pet overpopulation as a means of preventing rabies in a community, and to describe the process of developing an onsite spay/neuter facility at a county animal shelter to reduce pet overpopulation. Additionally, it is hoped that this project will...

  4. Understanding shelter medicine

    Contributor(s):: Tânia Isabel Gomes Frazão Pina Santos

    Shelter medicine is a small animal herd health discipline that is becoming an emerging area of specialization. This discipline rose from difficulties that shelter veterinarians face every day in local community shelters or supporting associations that protect the interests of animal well-being....

  5. Exploring Attitudes Toward Euthanasia Among Shelter Workers and Volunteers in Japan and the U.S.

    Contributor(s):: Maho Cavalier

    Conflicts between foreign and Japanese volunteers concerning decisions to euthanize animals that are in terminal condition were noted during anecdotal observation by this author at a Japanese animal rescue shelter. Thus, this research was undertaken to explore attitudes of shelter staff in Japan....

  6. What's in a Name: Effect of Breed Perceptions & Labeling on Attractiveness, Adoptions & Length of Stay for Pit-Bull-Type Dogs

    Contributor(s):: Lisa Marie Gunter

    Previous research has indicated that certain breeds of dogs stay longer in shelters than others; however exactly how breed perception and identification influences potential adopters' decisions remains unclear. Current dog breed identification practices in animal shelters are often based upon...

  7. The problem of unwanted pets: A case study in how institutions 'think' about clients' needs

    | Contributor(s):: Irvine, Leslie

  8. An Evaluation of a Shelter Dog Training Class: Outcomes for Volunteer Trainers and for Dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Paula M. Ramirez

    Are the best things in life really free? Volunteers are valuable people who work for free because they simply want to help. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in 2014 almost sixty-three million people volunteered (Volunteering in the United States 2014, 2015). The sizeable...

  9. Widening the Circle of Empathy through Humane Education: A Qualitative Study with Diverse and At-Risk Children

    | Contributor(s):: Jennie Marie Warmouth

    This study examines the socio-emotional and cognitive impact of a three-month literacy centered humane education program on one second-grade classroom of socio-culturally and linguistically diverse children using a qualitative research design. Twenty-five children, ages 7-8 years, participated in...

  10. What's in a Name? Effect of Breed Perceptions & Labeling on Attractiveness, Adoptions & Length of Stay for Pit-Bull-Type Dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Lisa M. Gunter, Rebecca T. Barber, Clive D. L. Wynne

    Previous research has indicated that certain breeds of dogs stay longer in shelters than others. However, exactly how breed perception and identification influences potential adopters' decisions remains unclear. Current dog breed identification practices in animal shelters are often based...

  11. Canine Comfort Pet Therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Melanie Sadek

    The relationship between pets and people has immeasurable value on our emotional and physical health. Through Canine Comfort Pet Therapy, Valley Humane Society brings animals to places other pets can’t go, sharing the unconditional love that pets offer and creating opportunities for people...

  12. Using dogs in urban pest control | Deanna Kjorlien | TEDxMSJC

    | Contributor(s):: Deanna Kjorlien

    Using dogs to find bed bugs or to confirm that bed bugs have been killed can drastically reduce the amount of pesticides sprayed. This is a small but significant step in helping our environment, not to mention it helps us, “Sleep tight at night.”Deanna Kjorlien, President of Green Dog...

  13. Super Pet Parents Save Dogs Lives | Donna Chicone | TEDxWilmington

    | Contributor(s):: Donna Chicone

    Donna Chicone's talk involves what it means to be a "super pet parent." After introducing the figures on dog surrender to shelter (astonishingly high), she discusses research on dog training, because nearly all of surrenders are blamed on lack of training. Super pet parents are...

  14. A Survey of Public Opinion on Cat (Felis catus) Predation and the Future Direction of Cat Management in New Zealand

    | Contributor(s):: Jessica K Walker, Stephanie J Bruce, Arnja R Dale

    Cat predation is a prominent issue in New Zealand that provokes strong and opposing views. We explored, via 1011 face-to-face questionnaires, public opinion on (a) support for a National Cat Management Strategy (78% support); (b) concern regarding predation of wildlife by owned and un-owned cats...

  15. Factors that Influence Intake to One Municipal Animal Control Facility in Florida: A Qualitative Study

    | Contributor(s):: Terry Spencer, Linda Behar-Horenstein, Joe Aufmuth, Nancy Hardt, Jennifer W Applebaum, Amber Emanuel, Natalie Isaza

    This qualitative study identified a study area by visualizing one year of animal intake from a municipal animal shelter on geographic information systems (GIS) maps to select an area of high stray-dog intake to investigate. Researchers conducted semi-structured interviews with residents of the...

  16. 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...

  17. Valoración del carácter y el bienestar animal en un albergue canino municipal

    | Contributor(s):: David José Menor Campos

    En este trabajo se procede a la adaptación e implementación de un test de comportamiento canino, en el albergue canino municipal de Córdoba, España. El test está formado por 17 de las pruebas más frecuentes en la literatura científica, adaptadas a...

  18. Intake Procedures in Colorado Animal Shelters

    | Contributor(s):: Anna Fagre, Francisco Olea-Popelka, Rebeca Ruch-Gallie

    The purpose of this study was to describe intake procedures in Colorado animal shelters, compare infectious disease screening protocols in shelters taking in animals from out-of-state to shelters only accepting animals from Colorado, and analyze perceived risk of diseases in Colorado by...

  19. Environmental Enrichment in Kennelled Pit Bull Terriers (Canis lupus familiaris)

    | Contributor(s):: Jenna Kiddie, Anna Bodymore, Alex Dittrich

    Although social enrichment can be considered beneficial in helping dogs cope with the kennel environment, when taking individual needs into account, it places a large demand on the carers and may not be appropriate in under-resourced kennels. Some kennels are also designed in such a way that...

  20. The handling of stray dogs in Norway and Hungary : The operation of Budadogs

    | Contributor(s):: Caroline Holtet

    Many countries in Europe have so called stray dogs,Hungary is one of them. Norway does not have a problem with stray dogs due to a well function society, strict animal welfare law and generally high standard of living, so the term “stray dog” is not in use in Norway. The aim of my...