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  1. Furry friends, neglect, and social support: an examination of pet attachment and its predictors

    Contributor(s):: Cory Hutchinson, Lindsey Ward, Kelsy Newton

    The purpose of this study was to research the relationship of stuffed animal and pet attachment to neglect and social support. A positive correlation has been found between pet attachment and dissociation (Brown & Katcher, 2001). While many studies have looked at predictors of pet attachment,...

  2. The Link, One Health, and Social Capital: A New Strategy for Empathy Education and Social Work

    Contributor(s):: Phil Arkow

    For 150 years, animal welfare and veterinary advocates have promoted a doctrine that animal welfare will be enhanced by teaching children kindness to animals and responsible animal husbandry practices. However, these efforts have been stymied by societal and professional perceptions that “animal”...

  3. Working the companion animal in the context of new interpersonal relationships

    Contributor(s):: Steven Remic

    The National People and Pets Survey (Australian Companion Animal Council, 2010)◦ 63.3% of Australian households owned a pet◦ 92% of respondents felt “very close” to their pet◦ 86% of respondents found comfort with their pet during times of stress,◦ 62% of respondents felt their pet made for a...