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  1. Public health and animal welfare

    Contributor(s):: Molento, C. F. M., Appleby, M. C., Weary, D. M., Sandoe, P.

    What are the links among the concepts of global public health, human health and animal welfare? The objective of this chapter is to discuss the relationship between public health and animal welfare issues, from the historical perspective of rabies control to the more recent challenges brought by...

  2. Companions in the park: Laurel Canyon Dog Park

    Contributor(s):: Rowe, Stacy, Wolch, Jennifer R.

  3. Nostalgia, the Fleeting, and the Rare in Chilean Relationships to Nature and Nonhuman Species

    Contributor(s):: Root-Bernstein, M.

    Semi-structured interviews and participant observation were used to understand how urban Chileans form relationships with nature and nonhuman species in central Chile. Most informants expressed dislike of the typical mediterranean-habitat landscape, characterizing it as dry, poor, and empty Yet...

  4. Ranging characteristics of the domestic cat ( Felis catus) in an urban environment

    Contributor(s):: Thomas, R. L., Baker, P. J., Fellowes, M. D. E.

    In many countries, high densities of domestic cats ( Felis catus) are found in urban habitats where they have the potential to exert considerable predation pressure on their prey. However, little is known of the ranging behaviour of cats in the UK. Twenty cats in suburban Reading, UK, were fitted...

  5. Characteristics of urban constructions occupied by bats

    Contributor(s):: Robin Vander Pol, Kenneth Wilkins (adviser)

    Certain bat species like Myotis velifer (cave myotis), Pipistrellus subflavus (eastern pipistrelle), and Tadarida brasiliensis (Mexican free-tailed) of Waco, Texas roost in buildings, sometimes even when more natural roosting structures are available. However, not much research has been done...

  6. A Qualitative Investigation of the Urban African-American and Latino Adolescent Experience with Wildlife

    Contributor(s):: van Velsor, Stanley W., Nilon, Charles H.

    Few studies have investigated the wildlife-related experience of urban African-American and Latino adolescents. Using a grounded theory research approach, we identified four general conditions (i.e., demographic characteristics, socialization, place of residence, wildlife encounters) that were...

  7. A survey of attitudes of local citizens of a residential area toward urban stray cats in Japan

    Contributor(s):: Uetake, K., Yamada, S., Yano, M., Tanaka, T.

    This study surveyed the attitudes of local residents living in an urban area in Japan toward stray cats. An anonymous questionnaire asked local residents (359 houses) about their attitudes toward stray cats. Responses were received from 126 houses (35%). Answers about nuisance, respondents'...

  8. Factors affecting perceptions of human–wildlife interactions in residential areas of northern New York and implications for conservation

    Contributor(s):: Kretser, Heidi E., Curtis, Paul D., Francis, Joseph D., Pendall, Rolf J., Knuth, Barbara A.

    We explored factors influencing people's perceptions of human-wildlife interactions in residential areas, reporting interactions to authorities, and potential conservation implications. Data were obtained from a mail survey of 1,439 landowners. We used logistic regression to predict probabilities...

  9. Human-urban wildlife interface: Interactions around Tilden Regional Park, San Francisco Bay area, California

    Contributor(s):: Wambuguh, Oscar

    With more Americans now living in cities, a better understanding of the relationships between people, wildlife, and the environment is necessary to formulate policies governing competing urban land uses. This findings abstract presents data from a survey of residents living adjacent to the...

  10. Managing feral cats on a university's campuses: how many are there and is sterilization having an effect?

    Contributor(s):: Jones, A. L., Downs, C. T.

    Worldwide domestic and feral cat (Felis catus) numbers have increased. Concerns regarding high populations of feral cats in urban areas include wildlife predation, public nuisance, and disease. This study aimed to estimate the size of the feral cat population on 5 campuses of the University of...

  11. Trends in intake and outcome data for animal shelters in a large U.S. metropolitan area, 1989 to 2010

    Contributor(s):: Morris, K. N., Gies, D. L.

    Trends in nonhuman animal shelter intake and outcomes for dogs and cats in Metro Denver, CO, between 1989 and 2010 were assessed by linear regression analyses of data from 4 of the largest facilities covering 3 counties. The data were analyzed for trends on 3 scales: actual numbers per year,...

  12. Wildlife value orientations in China

    Contributor(s):: Zinn, Harry C., Shen, Xiangyou Sharon

    The wildlife value orientation (WVO) construct has been used to describe deeply held beliefs about how humans should relate to wildlife. As part of a larger effort to test the usefulness of the WVO construct across cultures, we conducted pilot testing of the construct in China. A conceptual and...

  13. Can Interior Design Erase Architecture? The Integration of a Pet Care Facility into The Fan

    Contributor(s):: Erin Brunner

  14. Influence of habitat structure and food on patch choice of captive coyotes

    Contributor(s):: Poessel, S. A., Gese, E. M., Young, J. K.

    Increasing urban development can have significant effects on wildlife species, including carnivores. Some carnivore species have been able to adapt to and even thrive in urban environments, including coyotes ( Canis latrans). The presence of carnivores in urban areas can sometimes lead to...

  15. An agrarian imaginary in urban life: cultivating virtues and vices through a conflicted history

    Contributor(s):: Mayes, C.

    This paper explores the influence and use of agrarian thought on collective understandings of food practices as sources of ethical and communal value in urban contexts. A primary proponent of agrarian thought that this paper engages is Paul Thompson and his exceptional book, The Agrarian Vision....

  16. 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...

  17. 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)...

  18. 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...

  19. PetLynx InfoStream

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  20. 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...