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  1. 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....

  2. Unowned Cat Management in the State of Ohio: Elements of Best Practice in Public-Private Collaborative Efforts

    Contributor(s):: Daniel D. Spehar

    A contentious debate over the management of free-roaming cat populations is ongoing. Nevertheless, disparate groups of stakeholders share a common goal of fewer community cats. Unowned cat management typically necessitates a choice between utilization of lethal or non-lethal measures. Research...

  3. 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...

  4. Green Care: A Review of the Benefits and Potential of Animal-Assisted Care Farming Globally and in Rural America

    Contributor(s):: Brianna Artz, Doris Bitler Davis

    The term Green Care includes therapeutic, social or educational interventions involving farming; farm animals; gardening or general contact with nature. Although Green Care can occur in any setting in which there is interaction with plants or animals, this review focuses on therapeutic practices...

  5. Living with the beast: wolves and humans through Portuguese literature

    Contributor(s):: Lopes-Fernandes, M., Soares, F., Frazao-Moreira, A., Queiroz, A. I.

    This paper explores representations of wolves in Portuguese literature using an anthropological framework to analyze perceptions, beliefs, knowledge, and practices. From a literary corpus compilation, 262 excerpts from 68 works that made reference to wolves were classified by grid analysis into...

  6. Pet therapy: Enhancing social and cardiovascular wellness in community dwelling older adults

    Contributor(s):: Krause-Parello, Cheryl A., Kolassa, John

  7. The Effect of Therapeutic Horseback Riding on Balance in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Pilot Study

    | Contributor(s):: Homnick, Tamara D., Henning, Kim M., Swain, Charlene V., Homnick, Douglas N.

  8. Living on the edge: attitudes of rural communities toward Bengal tigers ( Panthera tigris) in central India

    | Contributor(s):: Reddy, C. S., Reuven, Yosef

    To date, most studies of the Bengal tiger ( Panthera tigris) are of biological research, techniques, conservation, population modeling, or tiger-human conflicts. Few studies have attempted to understand the rural population that share a region with the tigers, and some of the villages are even...

  9. Living with the beast: wolves and humans through Portuguese literature

    | Contributor(s):: Lopes-Fernandes, M., Soares, F., Frazao-Moreira, A., Queiroz, A. I.

    This paper explores representations of wolves in Portuguese literature using an anthropological framework to analyze perceptions, beliefs, knowledge, and practices. From a literary corpus compilation, 262 excerpts from 68 works that made reference to wolves were classified by grid analysis into...

  10. 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...

  11. El Paso Animal Services Survey: Support for a 'No Kill Community

    | Contributor(s):: Carlos Olmedo, Guadalupe Corral-camacho, Mario E. Caire

    The Institute for Policy and Economic Development (IPED) at the University of Texas at El Paso was contracted by El Paso City Animal Services (EPAS) to conduct a survey of El Paso County residents’ attitudes and perceptions about: 1) stray and unclaimed animals within the community, 2)...

  12. Recognizing and responding to cases of suspected animal cruelty, abuse, and neglect: what the veterinarian needs to know

    | Contributor(s):: Arkow, P.

    The identification of a "battered pets" syndrome, which put the veterinary profession on a parallel footing with its counterparts in human medicine who respond to battered children, women, and elders, expanded the veterinarian's role as an advocate for animals' welfare to include the recognition...

  13. Nonhuman Animals: Not Necessarily Saints or Sinners

    | Contributor(s):: Abbate, Cheryl

  14. A community of interest

    | Contributor(s):: Welborn, Robert F.

  15. The slaughterhouse, social disorganization, and violent crime in rural communities

    | Contributor(s):: Jacques, J. R.

    Scholars in nonhuman animal studies and criminology have argued that more attention should be paid to the violence sanctioned by society, that of animal slaughter for industrial food production. Slaughterhouses and the communities surrounding these facilities present ideal sites for investigating...

  16. Human-Carnivore Interactions: Lessons Learned from Communities in the American West

    | Contributor(s):: Julie K. Young, Zhao Ma, Ann Laudati, Joel Berger

    Types, causes, and intensity of human–carnivore interactions are related to historical context, management policy, and human perception. We used four rural communities in the American West with varying histories and management policies to assess the complexities of human–carnivore...

  17. Turning point of transformation: consumer communities, identity projects and becoming a serious dog hobbyist

    | Contributor(s):: Syrjala, H.

    The present paper aims to delineate the turning point of the transformation that takes place when a casual enthusiast becomes a serious hobbyist within the subculture of dog agility devotees. Thereby, this paper participates in prior discussions in consumer research that have deliberated on...

  18. Recruiting psychosocial health effects of animals for families and communities: Transition to practice

    | Contributor(s):: Hart, Lynette A., Yamamoto, Mariko, Fine, Aubrey H.

  19. Animal therapy on the community level: The impact of pets on social capital

    | Contributor(s):: Arkow, Phil, Fine, Aubrey H.

  20. Racing into culture: A digital ethnographic study of the development of a culture of people who own retired racing greyhounds

    | Contributor(s):: Hunt, Julia C.