Factors Influencing Time to Adoption for Dogs in a Provincial Shelter System in Canada
Contributor(s):: Kay, Aileigh, Coe, Jason B., Young, Ian, Pearl, David
Millions of companion animals are relinquished to shelters each year. For each dog entering, their characteristics and the characteristics of the shelter holding him/her influence their time to adoption. Using a Cox proportional hazards frailty model, these issues were explored using data from 31...
Effect of Capacity for Care on cat admission trends at the Guelph Humane Society, 2011–2015
Contributor(s):: Janke, Natasha, Berke, Olaf, Klement, Eyal, Flockhart, D. T. Tyler, Coe, Jason, Bateman, Shane
In recent years, there has been a growing concern regarding populations of cats who are homeless. Shelters are constantly overwhelmed by the influx of cats without caregivers and are seeking solutions to enhance positive outcomes for them. In 2014, the Guelph Humane Society implemented a...
Adopter-dog interactions at the shelter: Behavioral and contextual predictors of adoption
Contributor(s):: Protopopova, Alexandra, Wynne, Clive David Lawrence
Millions of unwanted pets enter animal shelters each year in the USA, but only a portion leave alive. Previous research has found that morphology and in-kennel behavior influence adoption. The current study evaluated whether any behaviors exhibited by dogs during an out-of-kennel interaction with...
The effects of social training and other factors on adoption success of shelter dogs
Contributor(s):: Protopopova, Alexandra, Gilmour, Amanda Joy, Weiss, Rebecca Hannah, Shen, Jacqueline Yontsye, Wynne, Clive David Lawrence
The aim of the present study was to increase adoption rates of dogs housed in shelters. Previous research suggests that the public perceives friendly and sociable dogs as more adoptable. The present study hypothesized that dogs trained to gaze into potential adopters’ eyes would be perceived as...
2016 Study of Current Conditions of Kentucky County Animal Shelters and Degree of Compliance with Kentucky Animal Shelter Laws
| Contributor(s):: Cynthia L. Gaskill, Rachel Cullman-Clark, Liane Lachiewicz, Matt Lamarre, Brad Rohleder, Kristin Sadler, Rachel Sparling, Craig N. Carter
Kentucky’s county animal shelter conditions have not been studied for over 20 years. Major goals of this study were to assess current conditions in Kentucky’s county shelters and determine the degree of compliance with Kentucky shelter laws. Additional information was gathered to...
Creating an Effective Shelter Intake Form to Reduce Owner Surrender
| Contributor(s):: Sandra Nichole Tongg
Animal shelters in the United States have evolved from basic bare bones facilities with inhumane culling practices, to today’s more socially complex, organized and compassionate sheltering system. Over time improvements have focused on decreasing the suffering of companion animals as well...
The development of an on-site spay/neuter facility at a county animal shelter to reduce pet overpopulation as a means of rabies prevention
| Contributor(s):: G. Robert Weedon
The goal of this paper is to address the issue of pet overpopulation as a means of preventing rabies in a community, and to describe the process of developing an onsite spay/neuter facility at a county animal shelter to reduce pet overpopulation. Additionally, it is hoped that this project will...
Odering the Feral Cat: Stakeholder Perspectives on Cat Overpopulation
| Contributor(s):: Kyle Hutson
This paper discusses the historical and cultural ways in which people attempt to order the domestic cat both spatially and conceptually, with special attention to how this ordering influences perceptions of feral cats. Feral cats are unowned or semi-owned and live entirely unconfined to a home,...
Digital dog shelter application
| Contributor(s):: Taryn Bzdick
Pet overpopulation has been a major issue for a long time. Hundreds of thousands of dogs are in shelters all over the country who desperately need homes. When looking up these dogs on shelter web sites it is common to find a small blurb and a low quality photograph in a poorly designed...
Interaction and processes of animal relinquishment: a qualitative study
| Contributor(s):: Tamara Leigh Rice
This thesis investigated the process of relinquishing a pet to the Department of Animal Control with the likely outcome of euthanasia for many of the animals left there by their owners. As euthanasia is no longer seen as an acceptable way to solve the pet over population problem those concerned...
Nov 16 2016
National Council on Pet Population & Society of Animal Welfare Administrators 2016 Research Symposium
Dogs and cats need responsible owners
| Contributor(s):: Jack L. Tuttle
Pet overpopulation has become a nationwide problem. The estimated 80 million dogs and cats in this country are about 20 percent more dogs and cats than can possibly be kept as pets. Putting unwanted animals to sleep cost $125 million in 1975. As a result, there have been increased efforts to have...
Dog Ownership through the Eyes of a Stray Dog: Property Rights and the Stray Dog Population
| Contributor(s):: Viktoriya Gueseva
Countries differ widely in the number of stray dogs. I investigate, why some countries have virtually no stray dogs and others have stray dog epidemics? Can this variation be explained by political, economic and cultural differences? There is no single factor that explain the variation in the...
Effects of Controlled Dog Hunting on Movements of Female White-tailed Deer
| Contributor(s):: Christopher E. Comer
Understanding the responses of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) to controlled dog hunting can aid in the effective implementation of canine-assisted population management strategies. We examined the 24-h diel movements of 13 radio-collared female deer exposed to dog hunting on the...
Killing to Save: Trophy Hunting and Conservation in Mongolia
| Contributor(s):: Lucy Page
Since transitioning to capitalism in 1990, Mongolia’s wildlife has faced growing threats from the development of infrastructure, increasing livestock populations, and the expansion of an illegal trade in wildlife products. As wildlife populations face these growing risks, Mongolia needs to...
Hunting: A Necessary Evil to Benefit the Greater Good
| Contributor(s):: Timothy Patrick Mccann
Before I begin, I’d like to be very clear. I am not a hunter. I have never hunted, either for sport, for food, or for survival, and I do not plan to do so in the future. I am in no way an animal rights activist either, but I personally struggle with the idea of killing an innocent...
Our Pet Population Explosion and Operation SPARED
| Contributor(s):: Kay Clausing
All humane societies are dedicated to preventing cruelty and suffering. No society can effectively prevent cruelty unless it makes spaying compulsory for all females released for adoption and talks spaying to every owner of a female. Even if the home is a good one in every other respect, if a...
The economics, ethics, and ecology of companion animal overpopulation and a mathematical model for evaluation the effectiveness of policy alternatives
| Contributor(s):: Frank, Joshua Mayer
Achieving a Concensus on Dog Control Strategies: A Brief Primer
| Contributor(s):: D.B. Wilkins
The welfare arguments surrounding dog ownership may not stimulate the same passionate fervor as those relating to the use of animals in experiments, factory farming, or the hunting of live animals with hounds, but nevertheless, they are matters of real concern to most welfare organizations. The...
Pet Population Control
| Contributor(s):: Tonya Higgins, Mauricio Pineda
Conservative estimates indicate that there are between 65 and 110 million cats and dogs in the U.S. today and that about 200,000,000 are born annually (2,000-10,000 per hour). To provide a home for every dog and cat, each household would need to own 30 pets. This overpopulation of companion...