Age, breed designation, coat color, and coat pattern influenced the length of stay of cats at a no-kill shelter
Contributor(s):: Brown, W. P., Morgan, K. T.
Adoption records from the Tompkins County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, an open-admission, no-kill shelter in New York State, were examined to determine if various physical attributes influenced the length of stay (LOS) of cats and kittens. Similar reports from other no-kill...
An exploratory study of animal cruelty prosecution in New York
Contributor(s):: Kordzek, A.
In the past several years, there have been significant changes in law pertaining to cruelty toward non-human animals. While prosecutors have more options available to them today than in the past, research has failed to examine prosecutors' actions in cases involving animal cruelty. This research...
Can your pet be trusted?
Contributor(s):: Schoenfeld, Susan R.
Characterizing pet acquisition and retention during the COVID-19 pandemic
| 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...
Differences in background and outcome of three behavior problems of dogs
| Contributor(s):: Takeuchi, Y., Ogata, N., Houpt, K. A., Scarlett, J. M.
In order to characterize the three major behaviour problems, aggression toward owners, aggression toward strangers and separation anxiety, backgrounds of dogs and general outcomes of the behavioural treatments were analyzed retrospectively. There were 169 cases of aggression toward owners, 84...
Dogs and the elderly: the perfect prescription for companionship
| Contributor(s):: Silverman, Francine
Effects of phenotypic characteristics on the length of stay of dogs at two no kill animal shelters
| Contributor(s):: Brown, W. P., Davidson, J. P., Zuefle, M. E.
Adoption records from 2 no kill shelters in New York State were examined to determine how age, sex, size, breed group, and coat color influenced the length of stay (LOS) of dogs at these shelters. Young puppies had the shortest length of stay; LOS among dogs increased linearly as age increased....
Evaluation of factors affecting emotional responses in zoo visitors and the impact of emotion on conservation mindedness
| Contributor(s):: Powell, D. M., Bullock, E. V. W.
Creating experiences for visitors that increase their biological knowledge and inspire conservation mindedness is a critical task for zoos and aquariums. A growing body of literature suggests that emotional stimulation is affected by characteristics of both the visitor and the visitor's...
Field treatment of search dogs: lessons learned from the World Trade Center disaster
| Contributor(s):: Otto, C. M., Franz, M. A., Kellogg, B., Lewis, R., Murphy, L., Lauber, G.
First Reported Cases of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Companion Animals - New York, March-April 2020
| Contributor(s):: Newman, A., Smith, D., Ghai, R. R., Wallace, R. M., Torchetti, M. K., Loiacono, C., Murrell, L. S., Carpenter, A., Moroff, S., Rooney, J. A., Barton Behravesh, C.
Global cities, glocal fauna: animals and the urban British Atlantic, 1660–1800
| Contributor(s):: Wells, Andrew
Interactions between handler well-being and canine health and behavior in search and rescue teams
| Contributor(s):: Hunt, M., Otto, C. M., Serpell, J. A., Alvarez, J.
This study reports on three years of prospective, longitudinal data on the psychological well-being of the human handlers and the health and behavior of the search and rescue dogs deployed in New York City and Washington, DC in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001....
New York City Puts Bite on Big Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Stranahan, Susan Q.
| Contributor(s):: Ulick, Josh
The interdependence of humans and free-ranging cats in Brooklyn, New York
| Contributor(s):: Haspel, C., Calhoon, R. E.
Based on the responses of 177 participants in a survey conducted in Brooklyn, New York, it was ascertained that 22.0% of the respondents fed free-ranging cats (2.8% daily and 19.2% occasionally). The food provided by feeders alone was estimated to support 1.71 to 2.10 cats per acre (4.2 to 5.2...
Wild minds: what people think about animal thinking
| Contributor(s):: Maust-Mohl, M., Fraser, J., Morrison, R.
The question of how nonhuman animals think is pervasive in the scientific and popular media, yet there is an apparent lack of concordance between findings from research in animal cognition and how this information emerges in popular discourse. The present study investigated the way people...