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  1. 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...

  2. A cross-sectional study of knowledge on ownership, zoonoses and practices among pet owners in northern Portugal

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    | Contributor(s):: Vale, B. do, Lopes, A. P., Fontes, M. da C., Silvestre, M., Cardoso, L., Coelho, A. C.

    Pet ownership is common in modern society. In Portugal, 38% and 31% of all households own at least one dog or cat, respectively. Few studies have ascertained the knowledge of pet owners on pet ownership and zoonoses, and none have been carried out in Portugal. The aim of the present study was...

  3. A longitudinal study of veterinary students and recent graduates. 4. Gender issues

    | Contributor(s):: Heath, T. J., Lanyon, A.

  4. A study on the factors affecting Firat university students' empathic capacity towards animalsFirat universitesi ogrencilerinin hayvanlara yonelik empati kapasitelerini etkileyen faktorler uzerine bir arastirma

    | Contributor(s):: Ozen, A., Coban, C., Dedeoglu, Y. S., Vural, T.

    It is accepted that the tendency of empathy plays an important role on the moral behavior of people. It is thought that empathic responses towards humans also develop empathy towards animals and therefore other living things, so people with high levels of empathy are also thought to empathize...

  5. Aggressiveness, ADHD-like behaviour, and environment influence repetitive behaviour in dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Sulkama, S., Salonen, M., Mikkola, S., Hakanen, E., Puurunen, J., Araujo, C., Lohi, H.

  6. Allocating time to people and pets: Correlates with income and well-being in a midwest community sample

    | Contributor(s):: Staats, Sara, Horner, Karen

  7. An ethicist's commentary on client financial status and treatment

    | Contributor(s):: Rollin, B. E.

  8. An ethicist's commentary on the pharmaceutical supply house

    | Contributor(s):: Rollin, B. E.

  9. An ethicist's commentary on the veterinarian's failure to prescribe as much as his or her colleagues

    | Contributor(s):: Rollin, B. E.

  10. An ethicist's commentary on whether the rich should be allowed to get discounts on veterinary services for adopted animals

    | Contributor(s):: Rollin, B. E.

  11. An investigation of the association between socio-demographic factors, dog-exercise requirements, and the amount of walking dogs receive

    | Contributor(s):: Degeling, C., Burton, L., McCormack, G. R.

  12. Animal welfare around the world: examining the role the economy has on animal welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Olivia J. Thornton

    Every person has a different perspective from which he or she views animals. For some, an animal is almost human-like; for others, animals are a means to an end; for most people, their beliefs fall somewhere between these two extremes. Animals may be viewed as pets by some and...

  13. Animal welfare volunteers: who are they and why do they do what they do?

    | Contributor(s):: Neumann, S. L.

    Although the volunteerism literature has grown in recent years, our understanding of those who volunteer to help non-human animals rather than humans is lacking. In light of the continuing difficulty animal shelters face in recruiting and retaining volunteers, a better understanding is long...

  14. Animals, poor people and food insecurity: opportunities for improved livelihoods through efficient natural resource management

    | Contributor(s):: Devendra, C., Chantalakhana, C.

    Poverty is a rural dilemma and continues to be a persistent multidimensional problem. It is associated with poor farmers, small farm systems, the landless, resource endowments, the socioeconomic environment and externalities. Over 75% of the poor live and work in rural areas, trapped in a...

  15. Assistive Device Use among Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Profile of Canadians Using Hearing, Vision, and Mobility Devices in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging

    | Contributor(s):: Ishigami, Yoko, Jutai, Jeffrey, Kirkland, Susan

    There is increasing recognition that using assistive devices can support healthy aging. Minimizing discomfort and loss of function and increasing independence can have a substantial impact physically, psychologically, and financially on persons with functional impairments and resulting activity...

  16. Associations between lesion-specific lameness and the milk yield of 1,635 dairy cows from seven herds in the Xth region of Chile and implications for management of lame dairy cows worldwide

    | Contributor(s):: Green, L. E., Borkert, J., Monti, G., Tadich, N.

    Lameness is one of the greatest infringements of welfare in dairy cows. The objective of this study was to investigate associations between milk yield and foot lesions causing lameness in Chilean dairy cattle with the hypothesis that if we can demonstrate that lameness reduces yield, and so...

  17. Characterizing pet acquisition and retention during the COVID-19 pandemic

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    | Contributor(s):: Hoffman, C. L., Thibault, M., Hong, J.

    In March 2020, Americans began experiencing numerous lifestyle changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some reports have suggested that pet acquisition and ownership increased during this period, and some have suggested shelters and rescues will be overwhelmed once pandemic-related restrictions are...

  18. Community attitudes reflect reporting rates and prevalence of animal mistreatment

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    | Contributor(s):: Glanville, C., Ford, J., Cook, R., Coleman, G. J.

    Community attitudes toward the treatment of animals are important to understand for the development of intervention programs to prevent mistreatment. We aimed to investigate whether previously identified differences between local government areas (LGAs) in the rates of animal mistreatment...

  19. Community health and socioeconomic issues surrounding concentrated animal feeding operations

    | Contributor(s):: Donham, K. J., Wing, S., Osterberg, D., Flora, J. L., Hodne, C., Thu, K. M., Thorne, P. S.

    A consensus of the Workgroup on Community and Socioeconomic Issues was that improving and sustaining healthy rural communities depends on integrating socioeconomic development and environmental protection. The workgroup agreed that the World Health Organization's definition of health, "a state of...

  20. Companion animal knowledge, attachment and pet cat care and their associations with household demographics for residents of a rural Texas town

    | Contributor(s):: Ramon, M. E., Slater, M. R., Ward, M. P.