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  1. Exploring the relationship between human social deprivation and animal surrender to shelters in British Columbia, Canada

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    | Contributor(s):: Ly, L. H., Gordon, E., Protopopova, A.

    Previous studies identify owner-related issues, such as cost and housing, as common reasons for relinquishment of companion animals to animal shelters. It is likely that the burden of surrendering for owner-related reasons falls on those who are socially vulnerable (e.g., low income,...

  2. Societal interest in puppies and the COVID-19 pandemic

    | Contributor(s):: Siettou, C.

  3. Avian reactions towards human approaches in different urban greenery structures in Nanaimo

    | Contributor(s):: Campbell, M.

    Urban green spaces are vital for human quality of life and urban avian ecology. In consequence, these areas attract cutting edge research on human/animal relations and the human roles in avian foraging grounds. However, few studies of bird reactions to human presence have included bird adaptation...

  4. The protective association between pet ownership and depression among street-involved youth: a cross-sectional study

    | Contributor(s):: Lem, M., Coe, J. B., Haley, D. B., Stone, E., O'Grady, W.

    Street-involved youth represent a particularly vulnerable subsection of the homeless population and are at increased risk of health problems, substance abuse, and depression. Qualitative research has demonstrated that animal companions help homeless youth cope with loneliness, are motivators for...

  5. Harvest demographics of temperate-breeding Canada geese in South Dakota, 1967-1995

    | Contributor(s):: Gleason, Jeffrey S., Jenks, Jonathan A., Naugle, David E., Mammenga, Paul W., Vaa, Spencer J., Pritchett, Jennifer M.

  6. Scarred for life: the other side of the fence debate

    | Contributor(s):: Jones, Paul F.

  7. A survey of animal welfare experts and practicing veterinarians to identify and explore key factors thought to influence canine and feline welfare in relation to veterinary care

    | Contributor(s):: Dawson, L. C., Dewey, C. E., Stone, E. A., Guerin, M. T., Niel, L.

    Veterinary care is important for maintaining companion animal health; however, it also has the potential to impact other aspects of patient welfare. To investigate factors related to veterinary care that are likely to influence canine and feline welfare, animal welfare researchers, veterinarians...

  8. The effects of human age, group composition, and behavior on the likelihood of being injured by attacking pumas

    | Contributor(s):: Coss, R. G., Fitzhugh, L. E., Schmid-Holmes, S., Kenyon, M. W., Etling, K.

    Documentation from the years 1890 to 2000 of 185 instances of pumas (Puma concolor) attacking humans in the United States and Canada has provided statistical evidence that pumas are less likely to kill or injure humans in certain circumstances. We identified incidents of fatal attacks, severe...

  9. Coyote ( Canis latrans ) interactions with humans and pets reported in the Canadian print media (1995-2010)

    | Contributor(s):: Alexander, S. M., Quinn, M. S.

    Interactions with coyotes are a growing management concern in urban North America. We conducted a content analysis of 453 articles addressing coyote events reported in the Canadian print media between 1995 and 2010. There were 119 articles about human-coyote interactions: 32 involved a coyote...

  10. How is animal welfare addressed in Canada's emergency response plans?

    | Contributor(s):: Wittnich, C., Belanger, M.

    In 2005, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita clearly revealed that even in the United States the welfare of companion animals and nonhuman animals in the wild, zoo, or aquarium was not considered within the evacuation plans for their human caretakers (owners). The lack of proper planning and trained...

  11. Levels of citation of nonhuman animal studies conducted at a Canadian Research hospital

    | Contributor(s):: Dagg, A. I., Seidle, T. K.

    The publication of scientific articles that receive few or no citations raises questions of the appropriate use of resources as well as ethics. In the case of animal research, the ethics issue extends beyond human patients to nonhuman animals, as the research subjects them to pain and, typically,...

  12. Special welfare concerns in countries dependent on live animal trade: the real foreign animal disease emergency for Canada

    | Contributor(s):: Whiting, T. L.

    Any outbreak of an Office International des Epizooties trade-disrupting (previously List-A) disease, such as classical swine fever or foot and mouth disease in a previously disease-free region can have severe consequences for nonhuman animal welfare. In addition to animals destroyed for the...

  13. The impact of animal welfare advertising on opposition to the Canadian seal hunt and willingness to boycott the Canadian seafood industry

    | Contributor(s):: Braunsberger, K.

    The purpose of this research was to measure and compare the initial and carryover effects of a video advertisement developed by an animal welfare organization, namely Harpseals. org. The ad was designed to educate the public about an egregious act against wildlife (i.e., the Canadian seal hunt),...

  14. An investigation of the association between socio-demographic factors, dog-exercise requirements, and the amount of walking dogs receive

    | Contributor(s):: Degeling, C., Burton, L., McCormack, G. R.

  15. Contamination of pet therapy dogs with MRSA and Clostridium difficile

    | Contributor(s):: Lefebvre, S. L., Weese, J. S.

  16. Gender differences in veterinarian-client-patient communication in companion animal practice

    | Contributor(s):: Shaw, J. R., Bonnett, B. N., Roter, D. L., Adams, C. L., Larson, S.

  17. Pet ownership, other domestic relationships, and satisfaction with life among seniors: results from a Canadian National Survey

    | Contributor(s):: Himsworth, C. G., Rock, M.

  18. Providing 'get-away bunks' and other enrichments to primiparous adult female mink improves their reproductive productivity

    | Contributor(s):: Buob, M., Meagher, R., Dawson, L., Palme, R., Haley, D., Mason, G.

  19. Providing elevated 'getaway bunks' to nursing mink dams improves their health and welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Dawson, L., Buob, M., Haley, D., Miller, S., Stryker, J., Quinton, M., Mason, G.

  20. Public attitudes toward the use of animals in research: effects of invasiveness, genetic modification and regulation

    | Contributor(s):: Ormandy, E. H., Schuppli, C. A., Weary, D. M.