The Influence of Human-Animal Interactions on Mental and Physical Health during the First COVID-19 Lockdown Phase in the U.K.: A Qualitative Exploration
Contributor(s):: Shoesmith, Emily, Shahab, Lion, Kale, Dimitra, Mills, Daniel S., Reeve, Catherine, Toner, Paul, Santos de Assis, Luciana, Ratschen, Elena
The Views of the UK Public Towards Routine Neutering of Dogs and Cats
| Contributor(s):: Chanakarn Wongsaengchan, Dorothy E.F. McKeegan
Despite being routinely recommended by veterinarians, neutering of dogs and cats has both positive and negative impacts on animal welfare and is ethically problematic. We examined attitudes of a sample of the UK public towards routine neutering of dogs and cats using a questionnaire....
Brexit and AnimalWelfare Impact Assessment: Analysis of the Threats Brexit Poses to Animal Protection in the UK, EU and Internationally
| Contributor(s):: Steven P. McCulloch
The British people voted in a 2016 referendum to leave the European Union (EU). Brexit presents both threats and opportunities to animal protection in the United Kingdom (UK), EU and internationally. This paper discusses threats to animal protection in terms of five criteria. These are first,...
Online support networks: the kindness of pet-loving strangers
Slower, shorter, sadder: a qualitative study exploring how dog walks change when the canine participant develops osteoarthritis
| Contributor(s):: Belshaw, Z., Dean, R., Asher, L.
Human-animal relationships and interactions during the Covid-19 lockdown phase in the UK: Investigating links with mental health and loneliness
| Contributor(s):: Ratschen, E., Shoesmith, E., Shahab, L., Silva, K., Kale, D., Toner, P., Reeve, C., Mills, D. S.
People & Animals
People & Animals UK is a Community Interest Company (No. 09738365) providing animal and land-based therapeutic interventions, activities, education and skills development opportunities for children, young people and adults to support and enhance the physical, emotional and social well-being...
Attitudes to Animals in Cyprus and the UK: Associations with Personality, Delinquency, and Morality
| Contributor(s):: Zalaf, Alexia, Egan, Vincent
The study aim was to investigate the associations between personality factors, attitudes to animals, moral values, and delinquent behaviors, and to examine the moderating effects of gender, age, and country of origin on these associations. This was a cross-cultural comparison of residents of...
SPIRIT Hippotherapy providing Specialist Physiotherapy in Rehabilitation. Based in Liverpool providing a service throughout the North West.
Lean on me: the use of therapy animals
| Contributor(s):: Matthew Limb
Therapy pets are in demand these days – and not just at Christmas. Staff may be in short supply but animals seem to be increasingly popping up in caring roles in hospitals and other settings. Dogs are the most common therapy pet. Owners or handlers and their dogs are usually approved by...
How many people have been bitten by dogs? A cross-sectional survey of prevalence, incidence and factors associated with dog bites in a UK community
| Contributor(s):: Carri Westgarth, Megan Brooke, Robert M Christley
Background Dog bite studies are typically based on hospital records and may be biased towards bites requiring significant medical treatment. This study investigated true dog bite prevalence and incidence at a community-level and victim-related risk factors, in order to inform policy and...
Cyprus versus UK: Cultural Differences of Attitudes toward Animals Based on Personality and Sensational Interests
The aim of the present study was to see if positive attitudes toward animals can be predicted by the personality traits of agreeableness and conscientiousness, and whether higher levels of militaristic interests may lead to less positive attitudes. Militarism was expected to be predicted by lower...
Socio-demographic factors associated with pet ownership amongst adolescents from a UK birth cohort
| Contributor(s):: Purewal, R., Christley, R., Kordas, K., Joinson, C., Meints, K., Gee, N., Westgarth, C.
Vulnerable articulations: the opportunities and challenges of illness and recovery
| Contributor(s):: Trundle, C., Gibson, H., Bell, L.
Hack Back CIC
Hack Back CIC works with a wide range of individuals, all of whom come with significant barriers which prevent them from reaching their full potential in life. Hack Back helps those individuals to overcome their barriers through interaction with a green environment, namely the...
Dog handlers' experiences of therapy dogs' impact on life near death for persons with dementia
| Contributor(s):: Swall, A., Craftman, A., Grundberg, A., Wiklund, E., Valiaho, N., Hagelin, C. L.
Paws for Progress: The development and evaluation of the first prison based dog training programme in the UK
| Contributor(s):: Rebecca Jean Leonardi
The most common type of human animal interaction (HAI) programme used in prisons involves prisoners caring for and training unwanted dogs from rescue shelters, to prepare the dogs for rehoming. Such programmes have been previously developed specifically aimed towards male young offenders, and...
Gareloch Riding for the Disabled
We were founded in 1976. We are a registered charity (SC028645) and are affiliated to the national RDA. We cater for adults, children and young people and currently have over 50 riders with a wide range of abilities. Riders are able to attend weekly or fortnightly. Our catchment area...
The benefits of an animal-assisted intervention service to patients and staff at a children's hospital
| Contributor(s):: Uglow, L. S.
Dog ownership supports the maintenance of physical activity during poor weather in older English adults: cross-sectional results from the EPIC Norfolk cohort
| Contributor(s):: Yu-Tzu Wu, Robert Luben, Andy Jones
Background Dog ownership has been suggested to encourage physical activity in older adults and may enhance resilience to poor environmental conditions. This study investigates the role of dog ownership and walking as a means of supporting the maintenance of physical activity in older adults...