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  1. Investigation into owner-reported differences between dogs born in versus imported into Canada

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    | Contributor(s):: von Rentzell, K. A., van Haaften, K., Morris, A., Protopopova, A.

    Over 1 million dogs are imported into the United States and roughly 340,000 dogs into the United Kingdom yearly. Although the official number of dogs arriving to Canada is currently unknown, local animal professionals estimate that thousands of dogs are imported into Canada each year. Dog...

  2. Willows Animal Santuary

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    Willows has run its AAT Programme for people with severe mental health difficulties, for approximately 20 years. The AAT programme at Willows started out as a pilot scheme but soon came to be regarded as a useful alternative to day/hospital care by social workers, psychiatrists and employment...

  3. Cariad Pet Therapy

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    Cariad Pet Therapy is an award winning, not-for-profit Community Interest Company with our head office based in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire. We were established in September 2018. At Cariad Pet Therapy we provide therapy dog wellness visits with 65 volunteers and their therapy dogs across...

  4. Equine Enlightenment

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    Equine Enlightenment offers a broad range of traditional psychological services, including assessment, formulation and NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence)  evidence-based psychological therapies. Our broad range of therapies offer an alternative solution for clients who find...

  5. Furred and feathered friends: how attached are zookeepers to the animals in their care?

    | Contributor(s):: Melfi, V., Skyner, L., Birke, L., Ward, S. J., Shaw, W. S., Hosey, G.

    Keeper-animal relationships (KARs) appear to be important in zoos, since they can enhance the well-being of both the animals and the keepers, can make animal husbandry easier, but conversely might risk inappropriate habituation of animals and possible risks to the safety of keepers. It is,...

  6. "But It's Just a Fish": Understanding the Challenges of Applying the 3Rs in Laboratory Aquariums in the UK

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    | Contributor(s):: Reuben Message, Beth Greenhough

    Adopting a social science perspective and qualitative methodology on the problem of laboratory fish welfare, this paper examines some underlying social factors and drivers that influence thinking, priorities and implementation of fish welfare initiatives and the 3Rs (Replacement, Reduction and...

  7. The Avon Centre

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    The Avon Riding Centre was founded by Stella Saywell, one of the first physiotherapists that were involved in therapeutic riding even before the formation of the Riding for the Disabled Association in 1969. 

  8. Societal interest in puppies and the COVID-19 pandemic

    | Contributor(s):: Siettou, C.

  9. The (Im)Mediate Animal: Interspecies Entanglements in Early Enlightenment Transactions

    | Contributor(s):: Venters, Scott Anthony

  10. Human- Animal Interaction to Support Well- Being at University: Experiences of Undergraduate Students in the UK

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    | Contributor(s):: Aliya Khalid, Anne Rogers, Emily Vicary, Helen Brooks

    In the context of increasing concerns about student mental health and the therapeutic value of companion animals for mental health, there is limited understanding of the potential contribution of human- animal interaction in relation to undergraduate well- being. This study aimed to develop an...

  11. The Perceived Impact of The First UK COVID-19 Lockdown on Companion Animal Welfare and Behaviour: A Mixed-Method Study of Associations with Owner Mental Health

    | Contributor(s):: Shoesmith, Emily, Santos de Assis, Luciana, Shahab, Lion, Ratschen, Elena, Toner, Paul, Kale, Dimitra, Reeve, Catherine, Mills, Daniel S.

  12. Purchasing popular purebreds: investigating the influence of breed-type on the pre-purchase motivations and behaviour of dog owners

    | Contributor(s):: Packer, R. M. A., Murphy, D., Farnworth, M. J.

  13. Characteristics of ex-racing greyhounds in New Zealand and their impact on re-homing

    | Contributor(s):: Thomas, J. B., Adams, N. J., Farnworth, M. J.

  14. Farmer perspectives on welfare outcome assessment: learnings from four farm assurance scheme consultation exercises

    | Contributor(s):: van Dijk, L., Elwes, S., Main, D. C. J., Mullan, S. M., Jamieson, J.

  15. "Don't bring me a dog...I'll just keep it": understanding unplanned dog acquisitions amongst a sample of dog owners attending canine health and welfare community events in the United Kingdom

    | Contributor(s):: Holland, K. E., Mead, R., Casey, R. A., Upjohn, M. M., Christley, R. M.

  16. Danny Donkey & Pals

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    Danny Donkey & Pals is an organization that provides specially trained donkeys to visit schools, hospitals, hospices and care homes. The donkeys travel throughout the UK to interact with children and adults with disabilities & special needs, those who are ill and the elderly. 

  17. Influence of living in a multicat household on health and behaviour in a cohort of cats from the United Kingdom

    | Contributor(s):: Roberts, C., Gruffydd-Jones, T., Williams, J. L., Murray, J. K.

  18. Investigating the Emotion Regulation Strategies Implemented by Adults Grieving the Death of a Pet in Australia and the UK

    | Contributor(s):: Chloe Green, Maria Kangas, Ian Fairholm

    Pet-related grief has been for the most part been overlooked in psychological research. The aim of this study was twofold. First, to investigate whether the ambiguous loss of one’s pet was associated with heightened grief compared to certain pet death; and second, to examine whether...

  19. Becoming the centaur : developing non-dominant human-horse relationships in Yorkshire

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    | Contributor(s):: Kirsty Roisin Cameron Ferrier

    This project will add to and build upon the existing anthropological literature on human-animal relations by challenging how categories such as ‘nature’, ‘culture’, ‘ethics’, ‘domestication’, and ‘kinship’ are deployed in a...

  20. Canine Assisted Wellbeing Group (CAWG)

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    The Canine Assisted Wellbeing Group (CAWG) was founded in 2013 by Vickie Plumer, an animal assisted therapist with a background in equine and dog training.   CAWG works with a team of like-minded, experienced consultants who all have a passion and desire to improve the lives of young...