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Examining How Dog 'Acquisition' Affects Physical Activity and Psychosocial Well-Being: Findings from the BuddyStudy Pilot Trial
| Contributor(s):: Potter, K., Teng, J. E., Masteller, B., Rajala, C., Balzer, L. B.
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...
Planned Obsolescence of Animal Shelters: Steven Hansen at TEDxGrandCanyonUniversity
| Contributor(s):: Steven Hansen
Animal shelters are obsolete. Or, at least, they soon can be. Dr. Steven Hansen, President, and CEO of the Arizona Humane Society shares his ideas to make shelters a community filled with hope and optimism for the future.Dr. Steven R. Hansen oversees the Arizona Humane Society’s (AHS)...
Social Dynamics and Space Utility of Domestic Cats Felis Silverstris Catus) In Animal Shelters
| Contributor(s):: Ng Yi Hui Eunice
Animal shelters traditionally have a constant flux of new cat additions and cats leaving the shelter via adoptions. As a result, shelter cats are unable to form stable hierarchies or relationships, and are often subjected to stressful social situations on top of the confining housing conditions....
Apr 08 2017
International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants Conference 2017
Dogs on the Move: Factors Impacting Animal Shelter and Rescue Organizations' Decisions to Accept Dogs from Distant Locations
| Contributor(s):: Kaitlyn E. Simmons, Christy L. Hoffman
Long-distance dog transfer programs are a topic of burgeoning interest in the animal welfare community, but little research has focused on such programs. This exploratory study, which surveyed 193 individuals associated with animal shelter and rescue organizations in the United States, evaluated...
Numbers and Characteristics of Cats Admitted to Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) Shelters in Australia and Reasons for Surrender
| Contributor(s):: Corinne Alberthsen, Jacquie Rand, John Morton, Pauleen Bennett, Mandy Paterson, Dianne Vankan
Despite high numbers of cats admitted to animal shelters annually, there is surprisingly little information available about the characteristics of these cats. In this study, we examined 195,387 admissions to 33 Australian RSPCA shelters and six friends of the RSPCA groups from July 2006 to June...
Feasibility of a volunteer dog-walking program for high school students and shelter dogs in Chico, California
| Contributor(s):: Danielle Allred
Dog-walking is gaining recognition as a way of combating sedentary lifestyles. Dog owners who walk their dogs are more likely to meet physical activity standards recommended by the Center for Disease Control, and studies have shown positive benefits resulting from animal interaction, including...
Operation at Ease Inc.
Our director Joni Bonilla created OAE after a call with a friend Freddy whose dog had suddenly died. Now back home after twenty years of Army infantry service, many overseas tours and a diagnosis of PTSD, the loss of his pet dog was devastating. This dog would sit by his side when the kids were...
The Effect of Watching a Large or Small Pseudo Shelter Dog Sit on Command on College Students' Self-rated Willingness to Adopt
| Contributor(s):: Vanessa Hajek
AN ABSTRACT OF THE THESIS OF Vanessa M. Hajek for the Master of Science in Psychology presented Title: The Effect of Watching a Large or Small Pseudo Shelter Dog Sit on Command on College Students’ Self-rated Willingness to Adopt Abstract approved: This study investigated...
The Effectiveness Of Enrichment Programs For Dogs In An Animal Shelter
| Contributor(s):: Pamela Perry
Dogs (N = 108) in an animal shelter received one of four enrichment programs: twice daily walking alone (walking) or in combination with a daily fooddispensing toy (toy), a daily session of standardized human contact (petting), or daily obedience training (obedience). We evaluated the effects of...
The Effects of Group-Housing on the Behavior of Domestic Cats (Felis Sylvestris Catus) in an Animal Shelter
| Contributor(s):: Caroline Monk
This study investigates the effects of group housing on the stress and behavior of domestic cats in an animal shelter. Twenty-four cats one-year of age and older were observed in the Tompkins County SPCA for three consecutive days. All behavior was continuously recorded. Density of cats in the...
Prevalence Of, Risk Factors For, And Zoonotic Potential Of Giardia Spp. Infection In Cats Housed In An Animal Shelter
| Contributor(s):: Stephanie Janeczko
Giardia duodenalis is an intestinal protozoal parasite capable of causing both clinical and subclinical disease in a broad range of species, including humans and cats. The parasite has a ubiquitous distribution and infection occurs worldwide in nearly all mammals. Giardia infection in cats may...
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...
Mutual rehabilitation: inmates and shelter dogs socializing each other: Jen Deane at TEDxFSCJ
| Contributor(s):: Jen Deane
Jen Deane took a leap of faith in leaving the financial world to run a dog rescue. But she didn’t stop there. Recognizing that pit bulls and prisoners are often the first to be written off, Deane created a program enabling local inmates to train dogs and prepare them for adoption. In her...
Exploring the Health Benefits of Companion Animals on Older Adults
| Contributor(s):: Matt Long, Julie M. Fagan
Companion animals can do wonders for people, especially older adults. Living with a pet can reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation as well as lower blood pressure, heart rate and stress. However, the increased costs of owning an animal may discourage seniors on a fixed income from...
We Left Lassie Behind: Defense Personnel Relocation, Animal Abandonment, and Shelter Impacts
| Contributor(s):: Gabriele Griffiths
When Department of Defense (DoD) personnel receive orders to relocate to a new duty installation, nearly one third abandon their companion animals, which negatively affects the local shelters' costs, personnel, and capabilities to provide quality care for shelter animals. There is a lack of...
Heartworm in Canines: Trends in Rhode Island Shelter Populations
| Contributor(s):: Kelsey L. McKenna
Each year thousands of dogs in the United States become infected with heartworm, which is caused by Dirofilaria immitis. D. immitis is a parasite that is transmitted to dogs via a bite by an infected mosquito. Nine of the seventy competent mosquito species reside in Rhode Island. The true...
Rating character and animal welfare in a municipal dog shelter
| Contributor(s):: David Joseph Minor Campos
In this paper we proceed to the adaptation and implementation of a test of canine behavior, in the municipality canine hostel of Cordoba, Spain. The test consists of 17 of the most frequent evidence in the scientific literature, adapted to the reality of canines municipal shelters. The...
We create an opportunity to save shelter dogs, train them, and place them with deserving service members who have been diagnosed with post-combat stress and anxiety. There is no out of pocket cost for the veteran to receive a trained dog, and they gain a constant companion to help them cope with...