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  1. Urban Animal

    The Urban Animal program (UAP) began nine years ago with the vision of uniting the sectors of a fragmented animal industry in order to solve some of the chronic urban animal challenges facing our communities. The group identified the need to explore strategic problem solving using a more...

  2. Encounter with the Others

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    Contributor(s):: Alessandra Bacci

    AbstractThe project Poke Ma Regole aims at raising and practicing civil coexistence and conviviality in the city we live in, starting from the relationship between the other animals and us. The project takes place in primary and secondary schools of Florence, Italy. This article addresses the...

  3. The Characteristics of Wild Rat (Rattus spp.) Populations from an Inner-City Neighborhood with a Focus on Factors Critical to the Understanding of Rat-Associated Zoonoses

    Contributor(s):: Chelsea G. Himsworth, Claire M. Jardine, Kirbee L. Parsons, Alice Y.T. Feng, David M. Patrick

    Norway and black rats (Rattus norvegicus and Rattus rattus) are among the most ubiquitous urban wildlife species and are the source of a number of zoonotic diseases responsible for significant human morbidity and mortality in cities around the world. Rodent ecology is a primary determinant of the...

  4. Human-Wildlife Conflict Across Urbanization Gradients: Spatial, Social, and Ecological Factors

    Contributor(s):: Amanda H. Gilleland

    As suburban and exurban residential developments continue to multiply in urban areas, they encroach on wildlife habitats leading to increased human-wildlife interactions. The animals involved in direct conflict with homeowners are often relocated or exterminated by the homeowners. Often the...

  5. "Support your local invasive species": animal protection rhetoric and nonnative species

    Contributor(s):: Seymour, M.

  6. Assessing the safety of collars used to attach predation deterrent devices and ID tags to pet cats

    Contributor(s):: Calver, M. C., Adams, G., Clark, W., Pollock, K. H.

  7. Changes in animal welfare views in New Zealand: responding to global change

    Contributor(s):: Loveridge, A.

  8. Dichotomy in the emotional approaches of caretakers of free-roaming cats in urban feeding groups: findings from in-depth interviews

    Contributor(s):: Finkler, H., Terkel, J.

    Although the occurrence of cat-caretaking of free-roaming cats is widespread, particularly so in countries with a climate suitable for cats to reproduce year-round, our knowledge of this relationship is still incomplete. People who engage in daily activities of feeding and caring for groups of...

  9. Pet ownership, dog types and attachment to pets in 9-10 year old children in Liverpool, UK

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    | Contributor(s):: Westgarth, C., Boddy, L. M., Stratton, G., German, A. J., Gaskell, R. M., Coyne, K. P., Bundred, P., McCune, S., Dawson, S.

  10. Rating harms to wildlife: a survey showing convergence between conservation and animal welfare views

    | Contributor(s):: Dubois, S., Fraser, D.

  11. Petey and Chato: The pitbull's transition from mainstream to marginalized masculinity

    | Contributor(s):: Allen, Theresa

  12. The global pigeon: A comparative ethnography of human-animal relations in urban communities

    | Contributor(s):: Jerolmack, Colin

  13. The Urban Coyote Problem in Los Angeles County

    | Contributor(s):: Robert G. Howell

    Extensive, urban development of hillside areas in Los Angeles County has created an undesirable human interface with coyotes (Canis latrans). Plentiful, readily available household garbage, pet foods, and water have spawned abnormal numbers of bold coyotes that have adopted residential properties...

  14. Feral cat control in Britain; developing a rabies contingency strategy

    | Contributor(s):: R.J.C. Page, D.H. Bennett

    Feral cat (Felis catus) control is required for reasons of public health, the welfare of cats themselves, and rabies control should an outbreak occur in Britain. A prerequisite to the control of feral cat colonies would be establishing their location. A method for locating colonies was developed...

  15. Using focus groups to identify lifestyle and health issues in the elderly

    | Contributor(s):: Davis-McFarland, Elise, Trickey, Becki, Reigart, Beth, Shilling, Lilless, Wager, Karen, West, Valerie

  16. Designing laboratory marmoset housing: what can we learn from urban marmosets? (Special Issue: The welfare of laboratory primates.)

    | Contributor(s):: Duarte, M. H. L., Goulart, V. D. L. R., Young, R. J.

  17. Interactions between handler well-being and canine health and behavior in search and rescue teams

    | Contributor(s):: Hunt, M., Otto, C. M., Serpell, J. A., Alvarez, J.

  18. Nursing females are more prone to heat stress: demography matters when managing flying-foxes for climate change

    | Contributor(s):: Snoyman, S., Munich, J., Brown, C.

  19. Salivary cortisol in captive dolphins (Tursiops truncatus): a non-invasive technique

    | Contributor(s):: Pedernera-Romano, C., Valdez, R. A., Singh, S., Chiappa, X., Romano, M. C., Galindo, F.

  20. The post-release fate of hand-reared orphaned bats: survival and habitat selection

    | Contributor(s):: Serangeli, M. T., Cistrone, L., Ancillotto, L., Tomassini, A., Russo, D.