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  1. Our Special Friends

    Contributor(s):: Belinda Johnston

  2. Wythe-Bland Animal Welfare League

    The Wythe-Bland Animal Welfare League is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Wytheville, VA.  We promote and assist with spaying and neutering, we have an active pet therapy program, and we cooperate with the county animal shelter to save the lives of dogs....

  3. 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...

  4. Community partnering as a tool for improving live release rate in animal shelters in the United States

    Contributor(s):: Weiss, E., Patronek, G., Slater, M., Garrison, L., Medicus, K.

    Collaboration among all shelters and nonhuman animal welfare groups within a community along with the transparent, shared reporting of uniform data have been promoted as effective ways to increase the number of animals' lives saved. This article summarizes the shelter intakes, outcomes, and live...

  5. Emergency and disaster planning at Ohio animal shelters

    Contributor(s):: Decker, S. M., Lord, L. K., Walker, W. L., Wittum, T. E.

    Results of a cross-sectional study to determine the level of emergency and disaster response planning at Ohio nonhuman animal shelters and the role Ohio agencies have in emergency and disaster response planning in their communities indicated a lack of preparedness coupled with underutilization of...

  6. Factors affecting perceptions of human–wildlife interactions in residential areas of northern New York and implications for conservation

    Contributor(s):: Kretser, Heidi E., Curtis, Paul D., Francis, Joseph D., Pendall, Rolf J., Knuth, Barbara A.

    We explored factors influencing people's perceptions of human-wildlife interactions in residential areas, reporting interactions to authorities, and potential conservation implications. Data were obtained from a mail survey of 1,439 landowners. We used logistic regression to predict probabilities...

  7. Perceptions and attitudes of a Maasai community regarding wildlife-damage compensation, conservation, and the predators that prey on their livestock

    Contributor(s):: Rodriguez, Shari Lynn

    Worldwide, carnivore numbers are declining, largely due to conflict with humans. Wildlife-damage compensation schemes are one potential way to increase tolerance for carnivores while minimizing financial losses people incur when carnivores prey on livestock. The Predator Compensation Fund (PCF)...

  8. Beastly intimacies: Human-animal relations in India's central Himalayas

    Contributor(s):: Govindrajan, Radhika

  9. Transitioning registered handler-animal therapy from the institution to the community

    Contributor(s):: Green, Analeah

  10. Attitudes to animals in the animal protection community compared to a normative community sample

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    Contributor(s):: Tania Signal, Nicola Taylor

    Attitudes towards the treatment of animals within the animal protection community remains largely under researched. In an attempt to begin to rectify this 407 members of the animal protection community were surveyed using the Animal Attitude Scale (AAS). Participants were also asked to indicate...

  11. Attitudes to animals demographics within a community sample

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    Contributor(s):: Tania Signal, Nicole Taylor

    The results of various studies have suggested a range of demographic and personality variables that may impact upon attitudes towards the treatment of non-human species however little consensus has been reached within the literature. The Attitude to Animals Scale (AAS), developed by Herzog and...

  12. Healing the Hand that Feeds you: Exploring Solutions for Dog and Community Health and Welfare in Australian Indigenous Cultures

    Contributor(s):: Sophie Constable, Graeme Brown, Roselyn May Dixon, Robert John Dixon

    The overpopulation and poor state of dog health in many rural and remote Australian Indigenous communities (RRAIC) affects not only animal welfare but human social welfare. Dogs are an integral part of Australian Indigenous cultures and impact on human health and welfare through zoonotic...

  13. Creature comforts: Personal communities, pets and the work of managing a long-term condition

    Contributor(s):: Brooks, Helen L., Rogers, Anne, Kapadia, Dharmi, Pilgrim, Jack, Reeves, David, Vassilev, Ivaylo

  14. Pet loss and disenfranchised grief: Implications for mental health counseling practice

    Contributor(s):: Cordaro, Millie

  15. The impact of companion animals on social capital and community violence: Setting research, policy and program agendas

    Contributor(s):: Arkow, Phil

  16. Therapeutic horseback riding for ACT patients with schizophrenia

    Contributor(s):: Corring, Deborah, Lundberg, Erica, Rudnick, Abraham

  17. Animal-assisted interventions in children's hospitals: a critical review of the literature

    Contributor(s):: Chur-Hansen, A., McArthur, M., Winefield, H., Hanieh, E., Hazel, S.

    There is a perception in the scientific and general communities that hospitalized children benefit from visits by animals. Animal-assisted interventions (AAI), including animal-assisted therapy and animal-assisted activities, usually involving dogs, are thus employed in pediatric hospitals....

  18. The role of community participation in climate change assessment and research

    Contributor(s):: Loo, C.

    There is currently a gap between assessment and intervention in the literature concerned with climate change and food. While intervention is local and context dependent, current assessments are usually global and abstract. Available assessments are useful for understanding the scale of the...

  19. PetLynx InfoStream

    InfoStream blog

  20. Newsletter of The American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, Volume 20

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    Contents: Greetings from the Louisiana State University, pg 1What We Learned From the Hurricanes, pg 3Shelter, pg 5Disaster Preparedness, pg 7Veterinarians in the Community, pg 9Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital, pg 10The First International Symposium, pg 11Coming Events, pg 11