Dharma Dogs: A Narrative Approach to Understanding the Connection of Sentience Between Humans and Canines
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| Contributor(s):: Anna Caldwell
India has the highest population of stray dogs in the world1. Dharamsala, a cross-cultural community in the north Indian Himalayan foothills, is home to a number of particularly overweight and happy canines. However, the street dogs of Dharamsala are not an accurate representation of the state...
A village dog is not a stray : human-dog interactions in coastal Mexico
| Contributor(s):: Eliza Ruiz Izaguirre
Dogs (Canis familiaris) are considered one of the most numerous carnivores worldwide. Although in the Global North dogs are popular companions, that live inside homes, about 80% of the dogs in the world are village dogs. Village dogs are typically free-roaming, scavenge refuse around human...
Unowned Cat Management in the State of Ohio: Elements of Best Practice in Public-Private Collaborative Efforts
| Contributor(s):: Daniel D. Spehar
A contentious debate over the management of free-roaming cat populations is ongoing. Nevertheless, disparate groups of stakeholders share a common goal of fewer community cats. Unowned cat management typically necessitates a choice between utilization of lethal or non-lethal measures. Research...
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...
Improving rabies control in free-roaming dogs
| Contributor(s):: Michelle Kimberley Morters
Canine-mediated rabies is a serious zoonosis responsible for at least 55,000 human deaths every year, primarily in less developed communities in Asia and Africa where domestic dogs are free-roaming. The disease can be effectively controlled through vaccinating at least 45% of the dogs in a...
The policies of stray pet population control in Lithuania : a study of government contractors as opposed to non-profit volunteer based organizations
| Contributor(s):: Saulene Taruskaite-Vanebo
Within the thesis, the trending methods of stray pet population care and control are considered, the emphasis put on the differences between governmentally funded institutions of sanitation and the non-governmental animal shelters; significant attention paid to the implementation and overall...
Population dynamics and management of free-roaming cats
| Contributor(s):: Paige McGee Hill
With an estimated 400 million domestic cats worldwide, free-roaming cats issues are of global importance due to animal welfare and public health concerns, as well as impacts on native wildlife through predation, competition and disease transmission. Though these impacts have been well documented,...
The effects of demographics and pet ownership on attachment towards and opinion about owned and unowned free-roaming cats
| Contributor(s):: Melanie Elaine Ramon
A telephone questionnaire was developed to collect information on pet owners, cat ownership patterns, and people's opinions about homeless pets. A 7-day observation log was also developed to gather information about free-roaming cats in Caldwell, TX. The objectives of this research were: (1)...
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...
Effectiveness of Trap-Spay/Neuter-Return Programs on Free-Roaming Cats As A Form of Rabies Prevention
| Contributor(s):: Scott McGonagle
Cats are the second most tested animal for rabies each year in Massachusetts. In order to reduce the cost of rabies prevention, trap-spay/neuter-return (TNR) programs for feral cats can be used to reduce the population of cats, thus reducing potential rabies exposure. This is significant to...
Perception of the citizenship about stray dogs and the impact on their communities
| Contributor(s):: Torres Lopez, Lorna D.