How wild do we want it? "Wiley" coyote versus fluffy
Contributor(s):: Plevin, A.
AbstractHuman relationships with companion animals (cats) and nondomestic, wilder animals (coyotes) are explored in terms of domestic and nondomestic spaces in urban and nonurban settings. What companion animals contribute to and mean to human well-being is considered alongside the perceived need...
Pet bylaws and posthumanist health promotion: a case study of urban policy
Contributor(s):: Rock, M.
Dog walking enables physical activity and positive social interactions, but uncontrolled dogs as well as dog feces can foster conflict and deter physical activity, for both dog owners and nonowners. This case study shows that previously reported associations with dogs (both positive and negative)...
The quality of life of pet dogs owned by elderly people depends on the living context, not on the owner's age
Contributor(s):: Pitteri, E., Mongillo, P., Adamelli, S., Bonichini, S., Marinelli, L.
Social and physical changes associated with human aging may influence the characteristics of the relationship between dogs and their owners and ultimately pets' quality of life. In view of the need of data on this aspect, this study examined the effects of owners' age on the quality of life of...
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...
Encounter with the Others
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...
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...
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...
"Support your local invasive species": animal protection rhetoric and nonnative species
Contributor(s):: Seymour, M.
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.
Changes in animal welfare views in New Zealand: responding to global change
Contributor(s):: Loveridge, A.
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...
Pet ownership, dog types and attachment to pets in 9-10 year old children in Liverpool, UK
| Contributor(s):: Westgarth, C., Boddy, L. M., Stratton, G., German, A. J., Gaskell, R. M., Coyne, K. P., Bundred, P., McCune, S., Dawson, S.
Rating harms to wildlife: a survey showing convergence between conservation and animal welfare views
| Contributor(s):: Dubois, S., Fraser, D.
Petey and Chato: The pitbull's transition from mainstream to marginalized masculinity
| Contributor(s):: Allen, Theresa
The global pigeon: A comparative ethnography of human-animal relations in urban communities
| Contributor(s):: Jerolmack, Colin
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...
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...
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
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.