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  1. Public perspectives on strays and companion animal management in Malaysia

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    | Contributor(s):: Munir, S. M. I., Mokhtar, M. I., Arham, A. F.

    Strays and companion animal management is a sensitive issue in Malaysia that incites solid and conflicting views. Through structured questionnaires administered to a random sample of 704 respondents, this study explored public opinion on a) causes of the stray animal population, b) the...

  2. Cat: Empirical modelling of Felis catus population dynamics in the UK

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    | Contributor(s):: McDonald, J., Finka, L., Foreman-Worsley, R., Skillings, E., Hodgson, D.

    Domestic cats are popular companion animals, however not all live in human homes and many cats live within shelters or as free-roaming, unowned- feral or stray cats. Cats can transition between these subpopulations, but the influence of this connectivity on overall population dynamics, and the...

  3. Maus-tratos pelo abandono de animais no periodo de ferias

    | Contributor(s):: Ataide Junior, V. de P., Bastos, P. A. de S., Caron, A. J. B.

  4. Piloting a criterion-based and in-cage behavioural monitoring approach in assessing the sociality of shelter cats towards humans

    | Contributor(s):: Chen, Paul Z., Goh, Melissa R. X., Ong, Eva S. N., Chen, Audrey G. Y.

  5. Movement in Cats

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    | Contributor(s):: Valerie N. Plummer

    Feral cats (Felis catus) are listed as one of the '100 world's worst invasive alien species'. There are as many as 70-100 million feral cats in the United States as well as an estimated 117-157 million domestic indoor and outdoor cats. Management efforts include a nonlethal feeding...

  6. Comparative Study of Free-Roaming Domestic Dog Management and Roaming Behavior Across Four Countries: Chad, Guatemala, Indonesia, and Uganda

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    | Contributor(s):: Charlotte Warembourg, Ewaldus Wera, Terence Odoch, Petrus Malo Bulu, Monica Berger-González, Danilo Alvarez, Mahamat Fayiz Abakar, Filipe Maximiano Sousa, Laura Cunha Silva, Grace Alobo, Valentin Dingamnayal Bal, Alexis Leonel López Hernandez, Enos Madaye, Maria Satri Meo, Abakar Naminou, Pablo Roquel, Sonja Hartnack, Salome Dürr

    Dogs play a major role in public health because of potential transmission of zoonotic diseases, such as rabies. Dog roaming behavior has been studied worldwide, including countries in Asia, Latin America, and Oceania, while studies on dog roaming behavior are lacking in Africa. Many of those...

  7. Management of contraception and unwanted pregnancy of dogs raised in human settlements in the Ventanilla district, Peru

    | Contributor(s):: Ponte, Kyara, Leon, Daphne, Falcon, Nestor

  8. Handling of stray dogs in the Polish lands from the 19th to the 21st century with conside ration of irregularities in this area

    | Contributor(s):: Hanusz, E., Skibniewska, E. M., Skibniewski, M.

  9. Body Size and Bite Force of Stray and Feral Cats—Are Bigger or Older Cats Taking the Largest or More Difficult-to-Handle Prey?

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    | Contributor(s):: Patricia A. Fleming, Heather M. Crawford, Clare H. Auckland, Michael C. Calver

    As carnivorans rely heavily on their head and jaws for prey capture and handling, skull morphology and bite force can therefore reflect their ability to take larger or more difficult-to-handle prey. For 568 feral and stray cats (Felis catus), we recorded their demographics (sex and age), source...

  10. Managing Our Relationship with Free-Roaming Cats in Zoopoland

    | Contributor(s):: Schaffner, Joan E.

  11. Outdoor Cats: An Introduction

    | Contributor(s):: Lynn, William S., Santiago-Ávila, Francisco J., Stewart, Kristin L.

  12. Outdoor Cats: Science, Ethics, and Politics

    | Contributor(s):: Lynn, William S., Santiago-Ávila, Francisco J.

  13. A science-based policy for managing free-roaming cats

    | Contributor(s):: Lepczyk, C. A., Duffy, D. C., Bird, D. M., Calver, M., Cherkassky, D., Cherkassky, L., Dickman, C. R., Hunter, D., Jessup, D., Longcore, T., Loss, S. R., Loyd, K. A. T., Marra, P. P., Marzluff, J. M., Noss, R. F., Simberloff, D., Sizemore, G. C., Temple, S. A., Heezik, Y. van

  14. An Evaluation of Trap-Neuter-Release Practices for Free-Roaming Cat Populations

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    | Contributor(s):: Brian Gaston

    As of 2002, estimates of free-roaming domestic cat (Felis catus) populations exceeded 100 million individuals, throughout the United States. Many lost or abandoned cats will revert to living outdoors as free-roaming individuals. To try to control the abundance of free-roaming cats,...

  15. Surveys of the Street and Private Dog Population: Jamnagar, Gujarat India

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    | Contributor(s):: Tamara Kartal, Amit Chaudhari

    Humane Society International (HSI) conducted two dog population surveys in all 4 Zones of Jamnagar (human population of 609,613). One was a street dog survey and the other was a survey of the private (pet) dog population.

  16. Surveys of the Street and Private Dog Population in Vadodara, India

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    | Contributor(s):: Tamara Kartal, Amit Chaudhari

    This report presents the detailed results from two additional surveys which HSI conducted in July and August 2017. Street dog surveys were conducted across all twelve wards in Vadodara using the methodology already implemented in 2014 to reassess the composition and sterilization rate in the...

  17. Surveys of the Street and Private Dog Population: Kalhaar Bungalows, Gujarat India

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    | Contributor(s):: Tamara Kartal, Amit Chaudhari

    This baseline survey was conducted on the 27th and 28th of November, 2017 to generate a dog population size estimate and collect baseline data on the composition of the dog population. We estimate that there are 48 street dogs in the Kalhaar Bungalows area (all the sectors of Kalhaar...

  18. Indian street dogs and minding animals conference

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    | Contributor(s):: Fiona Probyn-Rapsey

  19. Interviews with Indian Animal Shelter Staff: Similarities and Differences in Challenges and Resiliency Factors Compared to Western Counterparts

    | Contributor(s):: Srinivasa, Deyvika, Mondal, Rubina, Von Rentzell, Kai Alain, Protopopova, Alexandra

    Animal shelters in India are at the forefront of efforts to improve free-ranging dog welfare and tackle animal overpopulation. In terms of cultural and political context, access to resources, and public health challenges, they operate in a very different environment than Western counterparts....

  20. Urban Animals: GIS Analysis of Stray Canines and Felines in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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    | Contributor(s):: Courtney Brock

    While human influence and progress has shaped the cityscape of Albuquerque, New Mexico, many stray animals also consider this city to be their home. Albuquerque’s Animal Welfare Department holds a human responsibility over these urban animals and their habitat displacement, requiring them...