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Distance-dependent effectiveness of diversionary bear bait sites
Contributor(s):: Stringham, Stephen F., Bryant, Ann
Avian diets in a saline ecosystem: Great Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Contributor(s):: Roberts, Anthony J.
Movements, habitat selection, associations, and survival of giant Canada goose broods in central Tennessee
Contributor(s):: Dunton, E. M., Combs, D. L.
Beyond the "Bear" Necessities: A Mixed Methods Analysis of the Conflicts Arising in Human-Black Bear Encounters
Contributor(s):: Kathryn Mazaika
Human–black bear conflicts have been increasing over the last 25 years in the western United States. Conflicts arising in human–bear encounters involve both those between people and bears, and between people about bears and how to address them. Research focusing on the interactions...
The Burden of Avian Influenza Viruses in Community Ponds in California
Contributor(s):: Zin Htway
Emerging influenza viruses continue to challenge public health. The problem is public health science professionals have been battling emerging human influenza diseases with tactile and reactionary methods because there is a lack of knowledge and data at the human-animal interface. This research...
Preliminary investigation of food guarding behavior in shelter dogs in the United States
Contributor(s):: Mohan-Gibbons, H., Weiss, E., Slater, M.
A survey given to animal shelters across the US reported food bowl guarding as one of the most common reasons for euthanasia and only 34% attempted to modify this guarding behavior. This study identified 96 dogs that guarded their food bowl during an assessment, and then placed them into a home...
Risk factors for dog relinquishment to a Los Angeles municipal animal shelter
Contributor(s):: Dolan, E. D., Scotto, J., Slater, M., Weiss, E.
Dog relinquishment is a large component of shelter intake in the United States. Research has shown traits of the dog are associated with relinquishment as well as general characteristics of those relinquishing. Low income is often cited as a risk factor for relinquishment. The majority of people...
Analysis of Bobcats in Urban Areas of Orange County, CA
Contributor(s):: Ian Ice
Voices from behind prison walls: the impact of training service dogs on women in prison
Contributor(s):: Minton, C. A., Perez, P. R., Miller, K.
This study investigated the effects that training service dogs had on women in a multi-level security prison in California. Through semi-structured interviews, the inmates discussed the challenges and benefits of involvement in this program. The findings suggested that participation in training...
Stray and Owner-Relinquished Animals Statute
Mandates methods and practices for animal euthanasia in all public and private agencies sheltering stray or owner-relinquished animals. Requires mandatory holding periods and conditions that must be satisfied before any animal is killed. Mandates shelters to develop and follow care, cleaning, and...
Amphibian Mortality on Roads: A Case Study in Santa Cruz Long-toed Salamander Habitat
Contributor(s):: Michael Thomas Hobbs
Amphibian populations have been declining at higher rates than bird and mammal populations. Agriculture, urbanization, including roads, and resource extraction continue to put pressure on all species. Roads in particular, are major sources of mortality. The Santa Cruz long-toed salamander...
The Reasonable Pet: An Examination of the Enforcement of Restrictions in California Common Interest Developments After Nahrstedt v. Lakeside Village Condominium Ass'n, Inc.
Contributor(s):: Daniel R. Puterbaugh
Thirty-two million Americans live in common interest developments (CIDs);1 this amounts to one out of eight U.S. residents.2 Of those thirty-two million, nearly one-fifth are in California,3 representing a full twenty percent of the state'spopulation.4 Further, given the popularity...
Effects of Ocean Recreational Users on Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Santa Monica Bay, California
Contributor(s):: Amber D. Fandel, Maddalena Bearzi, Taylor C. Cook
Coastal bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) have been observed in proximity to swimmers, kayakers, stand-up paddle boarders and surfers along near-shore corridors in the Santa Monica Bay, California. From 1997 to 2012, a total of 220 coastal boat-based focal follows of dolphin schools were...
For the Love of Dog: California Fully Enforces Trusts for Pet Animals
Contributor(s):: Christina M. Eastman
For many in the United States, pets are companions, members of the family, and sometimes even replacements for children. Given this heightened status in American society, it is not surprising that many pet owners choose to include their pets as beneficiaries in testamentary...
Considering companion animals an examination of companion animal policies in California domestic violence shelters
Contributor(s):: Komorosky, D., Woods, D. R., Empie, K.
A growing body of literature has shown the link between domestic violence and animal cruelty, resulting in a shift in the way family violence and those who are victims of abuse are considered. There are approximately 700 shelters across the nation protecting women and their children from domestic...
Perceived effects of dog-training programmes in correctional settings
Contributor(s):: Cooke, Barbara J., Farrington, David P.
Registrations of Assistance Dogs in California for Identification Tags: 1999-2012
Contributor(s):: Yamamoto, Mariko Y., Lopez, Mayllynne T., States of, America
Explaining prehistoric variation in the abundance of large prey: a zooarchaeological analysis of deer and rabbit hunting along the Pecho Coast of Central California
Contributor(s):: Brian F. Codding, Judith F. Porcasi, Terry L. Jones
Three main hypotheses are commonly employed to explain diachronic variation in the relative abundance of remains of large terrestrial herbivores: (1) large prey populations decline as a function of anthro pogenic overexploitation; (2) large prey tends to increase as a result of increasing social...
The use of dogs in California public schools: current use, support for, potential concerns and educator familiarity with potential benefits
Contributor(s):: Holly McLean Ryan
The purpose of this study was to determine the current use of dogs in California public schools, to determine the familiarity of various educators, in particular school psychologists and school counselors with pet facilitated therapy, to determine the support for pet facilitated therapy and to...
Notes from the field: fatal rat-bite Fever in a child - San Diego County, California, 2013
Contributor(s):: Adam, Jessica K., Varan, Aiden K., Pong, Alice L., McDonald, Eric C.