Reply to Crawford et al.: Why Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Is an Ethical Solution for Stray Cat Management
| Contributor(s):: Peter J. Wolf, Jacquie Rand, Helen Swarbrick, Daniel D. Spehar, Jade Norris
The recently published article, ‘A Case of Letting the Cat out of the Bag—Why Trap-Neuter-Return Is Not an Ethical Solution for Stray Cat (Felis catus) Management,’ by Crawford et al. warrants rebuttal. The case presented in the paper, opposing the initiation of TNR trials in...
Residents’ Management of, and Attitudes Towards, the Dog Population on Two Mariana Islands
| Contributor(s):: Schafer, Nicole P., Farnworth, Mark
This study reports the level of care dogs received from their caretakers and the attitudes of caretakers and non-caretakers toward dogs on the islands of Guam and Saipan. Surveys were collected from residents of Guam and Saipan (274 and 275, respectively) and analyzed using chi-squared tests....
Responsible pet ownership and dog owners conduct in the county of Alegre-ES
| Contributor(s):: Loss, L. D., Mussi, J. M. S., Mello, I. N. K. de, Leao, M. S., Franque, M. P.
Roaming the Campus: University Stakeholders’ Perceptions of, and Interactions with, Campus Cats and Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Izaguirre, Eliza Ruiz, Montiel, David Oseguera
Scoping review of indicators and methods of measurement used to evaluate the impact of dog population management interventions
| Contributor(s):: Elly Hiby, Kate Nattrass Atema, Rebecca Brimley, Alexandra Hammond-Seaman, Mark Jones, Andrew Rowan, Emelie Fogelberg, Mark Kennedy, Deepashree Balaram, Louis Nel, Sarah Cleaveland, Katie Hampson, Sunny Townsend, Tiziana Lembo, Nicola Rooney, Helen Rebecca Whay, Joy Pritchard, Jane Murray, Lisa van Dijk, Natalie Waran, Heather Bacon, Darryn Knobel, Lou Tasker, Chris Baker, Lex Hiby
Background: Dogs are ubiquitous in human society and attempts to manage their populations are common to most countries. Managing dog populations is achieved through a range of interventions to suit the dog population dynamics and dog ownership characteristics of the location, with a number...
Should cats be allowed outdoors? A research survey on animal welfare risks for free-ranging cats in Brazil
| Contributor(s):: Machado, D. S., Braganca, A. F. F., Travnik, I. C., Rossi, A. P., Sant'Anna, A. C.
Stray and Owner-Relinquished Animals Statute
Mandates methods and practices for animal euthanasia in all public and private agencies sheltering stray or owner-relinquished animals. Requires mandatory holding periods and conditions that must be satisfied before any animal is killed. Mandates shelters to develop and follow care, cleaning, and...
Stray Dogs Cause Health Risks in Thailand
| Contributor(s):: Kadie Brigham
Stray dogs in an island community: a case study from new providence, The Bahamas
| Contributor(s):: Fielding, W. J., Mather, J.
The "stray dog problem" in New Providence, The Bahamas, has been a recurring social complaint throughout the 20th century. This article looks at some aspects of the problem's background and reports the findings of a resident perception study. The results suggest that it is unlikely that...
Straying Wild Horses and the Range Landowner: The Search for Peaceful Coexistence
| Contributor(s):: Alfred W. Buckley, William W. Buckley
In 1971 Congress passed Public Law 92-195, the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and -Burros Act,' to preserve a vanishing symbol of American pioneer heritage.' Before this statute was enacted, wild horses and burros were in danger of extinction. Today the success of the Act has...
Success, Wisdom and Dogs | Rakesh Shukla | TEDxICTMumbai
| Contributor(s):: Rakesh Shukla
Rakesh Shukla, a technocrat, pursued his love for his four legged friends by venturing into unchartered territories. He founded the “The Voice of Stray Dogs” (VOSD), a non-profit for rescue and rehabilitation of stray dogs. His fleet has rescued over 7000 dogs.In this talk, he talks...
Surrendered and Stray Dogs in Australia—Estimation of Numbers Entering Municipal Pounds, Shelters and Rescue Groups and Their Outcomes
| Contributor(s):: Diana Chua, Jackquie Rand, John Morton
There is no national system for monitoring numbers of dogs entering municipal council pounds and shelters in Australia, or their outcomes. This limits understanding of the surrendered and stray dog issue, and prevents the evaluation of management strategies. We aimed to estimate these in...
Survival, fecundity, and movements of free-roaming cats
| Contributor(s):: Schmidt, P. M., Lopez, R. R., Collier, B. A.
Free-roaming cats (e.g., owned, semi-feral, and feral) impact wildlife worldwide through predation, competition, and disease transmission. Baseline ecological information necessary for population management is lacking. We radiocollared free-roaming cats (feral, n=30; semi-feral, n=14; owned,...
The biopolitics of animal being and welfare: dog control and care in the UK and India
| Contributor(s):: Krithika, Srinivasan
The UK is widely regarded as a nation committed to animal welfare. On the other hand, the precarious lives of India’s stray dogs have attracted a considerable amount of international animal activist attention, and raised questions about the nation’s indifference to these animals....
The Changing Legal Status of Cats in Australia: From Friend of the Settlers, to Enemy of the Rabbit, and Now a Threat to Biodiversity and Biosecurity Risk
| Contributor(s):: Sophie Riley
In NSW, free-roaming cats are regarded as one the biggest threats to biodiversity. Yet, at one stage they were classified as “the enemy of the rabbit” and were protected and released in their thousands. The purpose of this article is to examine the changing status of cats in...
The coexistence of humans and companion animals in the city parks of Xanthi: the views of the citizens
| Contributor(s):: Karanikola, Paraskevi, Manolas, Evangelos, Tampakis, Stilianos, Panagopoulos, Thomas
The cohabitation of humans and urban cats in the anthropocene: the clash of welfare concepts
| Contributor(s):: Jaros, F.
Urban environments are inhabited by several types of feline populations, which we can differentiate as feral cats, free-roaming pets, and confined pets. Due to a shift in the cultural representation of cats from pest controllers to companion animals, cats living semi-independently of humans are...
The effect of communal litter box provision on the defecation behavior of free-roaming cats in old-town Onomichi, Japan
| Contributor(s):: Seo, Aira, Tanida, Hajime
Feces littered on the ground by free-roaming cats contain bacteria, viruses, and parasites and pose a significant health risk to humans. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of communal litter box provision on the defecation behavior of a free-roaming cat population. The study was...
The Effectiveness of Dog Population Management: A Systematic Review
| Contributor(s):: Lauren M. Smith, Sabine Hartmann, Alexandru M. Munteanu, Paolo Dalla Villa, Rupert J. Quinnell, Lisa M. Collins
The worldwide population of domestic dogs is estimated at approximately 700 million, with around 75% classified as “free-roaming”. Where free-roaming dogs exist in high densities, there are significant implications for public health, animal welfare, and wildlife. Approaches to...
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)...