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  1. Cat culture, human culture: an ethnographic study of a cat shelter

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    Contributor(s):: J. M Alger, S. F Alger

    This study explores the value of traditional ethnographic methods in sociology for the study of human-animal and animal-animal interactions and culture. Itargues that some measure of human-animal intersubjectivity is possible and that the method of participant observation is best suited to...

  2. " I'm told I'm famous on the internet" - Henri the cat and the critical possibility of anthropomorphism

    Contributor(s):: Myers, C. R.

  3. "Buddhist compassion" and "animal abuse" in Thailand's Tiger Temple

    Contributor(s):: Cohen, E.

  4. "Cats Here, Cats There, Cats and Kittens Everywhere": An Urban Extermination of Cats in Nineteenth-Century Cincinnati

    Contributor(s):: Warner, Mark S., Genheimer, Robert A.

  5. "Early" cat ownership and the risk of sensitization and allergic rhinitis in Ligurian children with respiratory symptoms

    Contributor(s):: Fasce, L., Tosca, M. A., Silvestri, M., Olcese, R., Pistorio, A., Rossi, G. A.

  6. "It's a conspiracy theory and climate change": Of beastly encounters and cervine disappearances in Himalayan India

    Contributor(s):: Nayanika Mathur

    This paper traces the introduction of the category of climate change into the Indian Himalaya. Climate change emerged as an explanation for recurring incidences of human-animal conflict and the disappearance of a protected species through the labours of the local state bureaucracy. Even as the...

  7. "There Is a Cat on Our Ward": Inpatient and Staff Member Attitudes toward and Experiences with Cats in a Psychiatric Ward

    Contributor(s):: Wagner, C., Lang, U. E., Hediger, K.

  8. "Who's been a good dog?" - Owner perceptions and motivations for treat giving

    Contributor(s):: White, G. A., Ward, L., Pink, C., Craigon, J., Millar, K. M.

  9. 2016 AAHA/IAAHPC End-of-Life Care Guidelines

    Contributor(s):: Bishop, G., Cooney, K., Cox, S., Downing, R., Mitchener, K., Shanan, A., Soares, N., Stevens, B., Wynn, T.

  10. A brief report: The use of experimenter-given cues by South American sea lions

    Contributor(s):: Highfill, Lauren E., Schwammer, Harald, Kuczaj, Stan A.

  11. A Case Study in Citizen Science: The Effectiveness of a Trap-Neuter-Return Program in a Chicago Neighborhood

    Contributor(s):: Daniel D. Spehar, Peter J. Wolf

    The use of trap-neuter-return (TNR) as a method of managing free-roaming cat populations has increased in the United States in recent decades. Historically, TNR has been conducted most often at a grassroots level, which has led to inconsistent data collection and assessment practices....

  12. A case study: the effect of visitors on two captive pumas with respect to the time of the day

    Contributor(s):: Maia, C. M., Volpato, G. L., Santos, E. F.

    This study analyzed the effects of noise levels and number of visitors on the behaviors of a mother puma and her daughter in a zoo environment with respect to the time of day. The study monitored visitation (noise and number) over two 1-week periods (4 weeks between periods) and frequency of...

  13. A child's miracle

    Contributor(s):: Franks, M. L.

  14. A comparative study of the influence of social housing conditions on the behaviour of captive tigers ( Panthera tigris )

    Contributor(s):: Rouck, M. de, Kitchener, A. C., Law, G., Nelissen, M.

    Nowadays, zoos are increasingly concerned with animal welfare as public expectations and knowledge of the needs of captive animals increases. Although many zoos try to provide all sorts of enrichment for their big cats, the importance of social enrichment is not yet fully understood. This study...

  15. A Comparative Study of the Use of Visual Communicative Signals in Interactions Between Dogs (Canis familiaris) and Humans and Cats (Felis catus) and Humans

    Contributor(s):: Miklósi, Áam, Pongrácz, Péter, Lakatos, Gabriella, Topál, József, Csányi, Vilmos

  16. A comparison of attachment levels of adopters of cats: fee-based adoptions versus free adoptions

    Contributor(s):: Weiss, E., Gramann, S.

    Nonhuman animal welfare professionals have been critical of adoption programs that do not charge a fee for adult cats, despite the high euthanasia rate for cats due to a reported lack of homes. The argument against the free cat adoptions cites a devaluation of the cat, which may affect the...

  17. A comparison of attitudes towards animals between the German- and French-speaking part of Switzerland

    Contributor(s):: Fehlbaum, B., Waiblinger, E., Turner, D. C.

  18. A comparison of Bahamian cat and dog caregivers on New Providence

    Contributor(s):: Fielding, W. J.

    This article offers the first comparison of actions and attitudes of Afro-Caribbean caregivers who keep only cats or only dogs. A total of 330 Bahamian caregivers found that women primarily keep cats; men primarily keep dogs. Cat keepers were more attached to their companion animals but no more...

  19. A Comparison of Cats (Felis silvestris catus) Housed in Groups and Single Cages at a Shelter: A Retrospective Matched Cohort Study

    Contributor(s):: Malini Suchak, Jacalyn Lamica

    When cats are relinquished to shelters, they frequently experience a great deal of stress. Shelters often try to control certain aspects of their environment, such as housing, to help them relax. Some cats are placed in small group rooms upon entry, whereas others are placed in single cages....

  20. A critically appraised topic (CAT) to compare the effects of single and multi-cat housing on physiological and behavioural measures of stress in domestic cats in confined environments

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    Contributor(s):: Lauren R Finka, Sarah LH Ellis, Jenny Stavisky

    BackgroundDomestic cats have evolved from solitary, asocial predators and whilst they may display social behaviours, they can still exist as solitary survivors. Over-population and relinquishment of pet cats are ubiquitous problems worldwide, and rehoming centres (also known as rescues/ shelters)...