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  1. A Report on Animal Overpopulation: Breeding Surplus Dogs and Cats Causes Suffering

    Contributor(s):: The Humane Society Of The United States

    Overbreeding has created a surplus of nearly 50 million dogs and cats. These animals are unwanted and homeless. Some of them--the lucky ones--will get a quick, merciful death at humane society shelters. Most, however, haven't even the hope of being reached and protected from suffering in the...

  2. Special Report on Controlling America's Pet Population

    Contributor(s):: The Humane Society Of The United States

    HSUS estimates that public and private animal control programs cost the nation as much as $500 million a year. Much of this expense is required for the feeding and care of unwanted animals during the 5 to 10 days they are held for adoption, killing the 80% that are not adopted or redeemed, and...

  3. Solving the Pet Overpopulation Problem

    Contributor(s):: The Humane Society Of The United States

    Because of the short pregnancies and large litters of dogs and cats, one individual female with all her female offspring reproducing similarly can be the source of over 4,000 new lives within seven years. Some of these animals will find homes complete with laps to sit on and fireplaces to enjoy,...

  4. Epidemiological approaches to the pet overpopulation problem

    Contributor(s):: Linda Kay Lord

    Methods to accurately describe the pet overpopulation problem have been limited in their scope for the past 30 years. Although various studies have been conducted to estimate the magnitude of the problem at a local, state and national level, less than optimal methodology and response rates have...

  5. Bursting at the seams: managing the companion animal population

  6. Mandatory Pet Sterilization and Overpopulation: Have Santa Cruz County's Policies Reduced Animal Shelter Intake and Euthanasia

    Contributor(s):: Amy Winkleblack

  7. Shelters and pet overpopulation: a statistical black hole

    Contributor(s):: Rowan, A. N.

    "Over the past 20 years, the animal sheltercommunity in the United States has beengrappling with the problem of millions ofunwanted dogs and cats." Lack of statistical data makes it difficult "to evaluate progressin dealing with pet overpopulation" during that time frame.

  8. Urban gray squirrel damage and population management: A case history

    Contributor(s):: J. Hadidian, D. Manski, V. Flyger, C. Cox, G. Hodge

    Lafayette Park, a 3.0 hectare national park located across the street from the White House in Washington D.C., has had a gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) density as high as 50 animals/hectare. In recent years this large population caused significant damage to mature trees and other...

  9. Overabundant deer: Better management through research

    | Contributor(s):: Dwayne R. Etter, Timothy R. Van Deelen, Daniel R. Ludwig, Karmen M. Hollis, James E. Chelsvig

    Overabundance of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) continues to challenge wildlife professionals nationwide, especially in urban settings. Moreover, wildlife managers often lack general site-specific information on deer movements, survival, and reproduction that are critical for...

  10. Some successful methods to mitigate conflicts caused by common ravens in an industrial environment

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

  11. Pet (dog and cat) overpopulation in the United States

    | Contributor(s):: Olson, P. N., Moulton, C.

  12. The welfare of excess animals: status and needs

    | Contributor(s):: Thornton, G. W.

  13. Dalluge leaves retirement to help solve growing pet overpopulation crisis

    | Contributor(s):: Amelia Benner

    In January, Dalluge became the first executive director of the Cincinnati-based United Coalition for Animals (UCAN), which encourages spay/neutering for dogs and cats in order to decrease pet overpopulation that results in 33,000 animals being euthanized, on average, in the Cincinnati area each...

  14. Social ethics, veterinary medicine, and the pet overpopulation problem

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

  15. Companion animal demographics and sterilization status: results from a survey in four Massachusetts towns

    | Contributor(s):: Manning, A. M., Rowan, A. N.

    A survey was conducted in four Massachusetts communities to determine levels of pet ownership and the sterilization status of those pets, to analyze the impact of sterilization on pet overpopulation, to identify major reasons owners do or do not sterilize their animals, and to assess the impact...

  16. Companion animal demographics for communities and shelters

    | Contributor(s):: Rowan, Andrew N., Patronek, Gary J.

  17. What we need to learn from epidemiologic surveys pertaining to pet overpopulation

    | Contributor(s):: Rowan, A. N.

  18. Canine and feline overpopulation: trends and new perspectives

    | Contributor(s):: Salamanca, C. A., Polo, L. J., Vargas, J.

    Through a systematic review of literature comprising publications between 1973 and 2009, the following databases were consulted: Science Direct, EBSCO, Springer Link and MEDLINE. Key words used included stray dogs, animal-human bond, pet population, overpopulation and population control. The...

  19. Risk factors for unsuccessful dog ownership: an epidemiologic study in Taiwan

    | Contributor(s):: Weng, H. Y., Kass, P. H., Hart, L. A., Chomel, B. B.

    This retrospective study of 259 Taiwanese dog owners in 2004 addressed one of the major contributors to dog overpopulation in Taiwan: unsuccessful dog ownership. We found an inverse association between age of the dog at acquisition and risk of unsuccessful dog ownership: the younger the dog at...

  20. A survey of dog populations in urban and rural areas of Yucatan, Mexico

    | Contributor(s):: Ortega-Pacheco, A., Rodriguez-Buenfil, J. C., Bolio-Gonzalez, M. E., Sauri-Arceo, C. H., Jimenez-Coello, M., Forsberg, C. L.

    A survey in a major Mexican city (Merida) and three rural communities was conducted to generate information regarding the size and structure of the owned-dog populations and people's opinions about the dogs and how they took care of them. Household characteristics and dog population size, health...