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  1. Pets by the Numbers

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  2. Saving Animals: Everyday Practices of Care and Rescue in the US Animal Sanctuary Movement

    | Contributor(s):: Elan L. Abrell

    This multi-sited ethnography of the US animal sanctuary movement is based on 24 months of research at a range of animal rescue facilities, including a companion animal shelter in Texas, exotic animal sanctuaries in Florida and Hawaii, and a farm animal sanctuary in New York. In the last three...

  3. Feline Upper Respiratory Disease Complex: The detection and epidemiology of respiratory pathogens in Midwestern feline shelter populations

    | Contributor(s):: Uri Donnett

    Feline Upper Respiratory Disease (FURD) is a complex disease characterized by, but not limited to, conjunctivitis, rhinitis, and tracheitis. Several pathogens encompass this disease including Feline Rhinotracheitis Virus (FHV), Feline Calicivirus (FCV), Chlamydophila felis (C. felis) , Bordatella...

  4. Behavioral reasons for relinquishment of dogs and cats to 12 shelters

    | Contributor(s):: Salman, M. D., Hutchison, J., Ruch-Gallie, R., Kogan, L., New, J. C., Jr., Kass, P. H., Scarlett, J. M.

    The Regional Shelter Relinquishment Study sponsored by the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy (NCPPSP) is a US research project designed to explore the characteristics of relinquished dogs and cats, their owners, and the reasons for relinquishment. The NCPPSP Regional Shelter...

  5. Human and Animal Factors Related to Relinquishment of Dogs and Cats in 12 Selected Animal Shelters in the United States

    | Contributor(s):: Salman, M. D., New jr, John G., Scarlett, Janet M., Kass, Philip H., Ruch-Gallie, Rebecca, Hetts, Suzanne

    Since the 1940s, perceived companion animal overpopulation in the United States has been an important issue to the animal welfare community (Moulton, Wright, & Rinky, 1991). This surplus of animals has resulted in millions of dogs and cats being euthanized annually in animal shelters across the...

  6. Pet Overpopulation: Data and Measurement Issues in Shelters

    | Contributor(s):: Wenstrup, John, Dowidchuk, Alexis

    Examines possible solutions to the underlying root causes of pet overpopulation in the United States. Identification of the magnitude, dynamics, and root causes of animal euthanasia in shelters; Establishment of a baseline of shelter data, policies, and viewpoints through detailed surveys; Use of...

  7. Reasons for Relinquishment of Companion Animals in U.S. Animal Shelters: Selected Health and

    | Contributor(s):: Scarlett, Janet M., Salman, Mo D.

    Examines the reasons for relinquishment of companion animals in animal shelters in the United States. Health and personal issues in the relinquishment of pets; Importance of education and counseling before and after pet acquisition; Concerns over the availability of temporary pet accommodations...

  8. Room For All

    | Contributor(s):: Tompkins, Ptolemy

  9. Why did you choose this pet?: Adopters and pet selection preferences in five animal shelters in the United States

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    | Contributor(s):: Emily Weiss, Katherine Miller, Heather Mohan-Gibbons, Carla Vela

    Responses from an adopter survey (n = 1,491) determined reasons for pet selection, type of information received by the adopter, and the context in which the animal’s behavior was observed. Appearance of the animal, social behavior with adopter, and personality were the top reasons for adoption...

  10. Companion animal demographics for communities and shelters

    | Contributor(s):: Rowan, Andrew N., Patronek, Gary J.

  11. Reasons for Relinquishment of Companion Animals in U.S. Animal Shelters: Selected Health and Personal Issues

    | Contributor(s):: Scarlett, Janet M., Salman, Mo D., Philip H. Kass