Bem-estar e comportamento de cães comunitários e percepção da comunidade
| Contributor(s):: Larissa Helena Ersching Rüncos
Resumo: A manutenção de cães comunitários surge como uma alternativa compassiva de manejo que contribui para o controle populacional e para a melhoria de vida dos cães, colaborando para diminuição de riscos para a saúde humana. É...
When 'Places' Include Pets: Broadening the Scope of Relational Approaches to Promoting Aging-in-Place
| Contributor(s):: Ann M. Toohey, Jennifer A. Hewson, Cindy L. Adams, Melanie J. Rock
Aging-in-place is a well-established concept, but discussions rarely consider that many older adults live with pets. In a ‘pet-friendly’ city, we conducted semi-structured interviews to explore perspectives of community-based social support agencies that promote aging-in-place, and...
The power of support from companion animals for people living with mental health problems: a systematic review and narrative synthesis of the evidence
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| Contributor(s):: Helen Louise Brooks, Kelly Rushton, Karina Lovell, Penny Bee, Lauren Walker, Laura Grant, Anne Rogers
There is increasing recognition of the therapeutic function pets can play in relation to mental health. However, there has been no systematic review of the evidence related to the comprehensive role of companion animals and how pets might contribute to the work associated with managing a...
Hännänheilahduksia : koira-avusteisen työskentelyn pilottiprojekti Turun kaupungin ympärivuorokautisessa hoidossa olevien vanhusten parissa
| Contributor(s):: Johanna Lundén
Kehittämistyön tarkoituksena oli seurata ja dokumentoida Turun kaupungin vanhusten ympärivuorokautisen hoidon yksiköissä toteutettavaa koira-avusteisen työskentelyn pilottiprojektia helmikuusta syyskuuhun 2012. Projekti tukee Green care ideologian...
Human-animal interactions of community dogs in Campo Largo, Brazil: a descriptive study
| Contributor(s):: Kwok, Y. K. E., Keyserlingk, M. A. G. von, Sprea, G., Molento, C. F. M.
Free-roaming, ownerless dogs comprise a considerable portion of Brazil's dog population. To address societal concerns for animal welfare, the Brazilian town of Campo Largo established the "community dog program," where free-roaming dogs are cared for by self-appointed community members, known as...
Unowned Cat Management in the State of Ohio: Elements of Best Practice in Public-Private Collaborative Efforts
| Contributor(s):: Daniel D. Spehar
A contentious debate over the management of free-roaming cat populations is ongoing. Nevertheless, disparate groups of stakeholders share a common goal of fewer community cats. Unowned cat management typically necessitates a choice between utilization of lethal or non-lethal measures. Research...
Exploring Public Perceptions of the Guelph Humane Society Facilities as a Centre for Human-Animal and Community Interaction
| Contributor(s):: Anna Chow
While humane shelters are multi-functional centres for animal-human activities, many are not designed to capitalize on community engagement, education and interaction. This research gathered public opinion about the Guelph Humane Society (GHS) and features that would enhance not only animal...
El Paso Animal Services Survey: Support for a 'No Kill Community
| Contributor(s):: Carlos Olmedo, Guadalupe Corral-camacho, Mario E. Caire
The Institute for Policy and Economic Development (IPED) at the University of Texas at El Paso was contracted by El Paso City Animal Services (EPAS) to conduct a survey of El Paso County residents’ attitudes and perceptions about: 1) stray and unclaimed animals within the community, 2)...
Recognizing and responding to cases of suspected animal cruelty, abuse, and neglect: what the veterinarian needs to know
| Contributor(s):: Arkow, P.
The identification of a "battered pets" syndrome, which put the veterinary profession on a parallel footing with its counterparts in human medicine who respond to battered children, women, and elders, expanded the veterinarian's role as an advocate for animals' welfare to include the recognition...
Animal therapy on the community level: The impact of pets on social capital
| Contributor(s):: Arkow, Phil, Fine, Aubrey H.
Community outreach: promoting the bond
| Contributor(s):: Medernach, Ray, Arkow, Phil
Volunteering and animal rescue impacts people and communities: Laura Gonzo at TEDxGreensboro
| Contributor(s):: Laura Gonzo
Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans with disastrous effects on people and families. Less known is the impact on family pets. This video documents efforts to save these pets. Laura is an active volunteer for animal rescue -- an involvement since 2001. She works with the National Canine...
Pet Advocate Program for the Homeless in Missoula, MT
| Contributor(s):: Lisa Jane Bruce
Studies have shown the importance of the relationship that homeless individuals, including victims of domestic violence, have with their pets. This relationship can often create a barrier to accessing emergency shelters since not many shelters accept pets. This paper examines the need to create a...
A comparison of Bahamian cat and dog caregivers on New Providence
| Contributor(s):: Fielding, W. J.
This article offers the first comparison of actions and attitudes of Afro-Caribbean caregivers who keep only cats or only dogs. A total of 330 Bahamian caregivers found that women primarily keep cats; men primarily keep dogs. Cat keepers were more attached to their companion animals but no more...
Community partnering as a tool for improving live release rate in animal shelters in the United States
| Contributor(s):: Weiss, E., Patronek, G., Slater, M., Garrison, L., Medicus, K.
Collaboration among all shelters and nonhuman animal welfare groups within a community along with the transparent, shared reporting of uniform data have been promoted as effective ways to increase the number of animals' lives saved. This article summarizes the shelter intakes, outcomes, and live...
Emergency and disaster planning at Ohio animal shelters
| Contributor(s):: Decker, S. M., Lord, L. K., Walker, W. L., Wittum, T. E.
Results of a cross-sectional study to determine the level of emergency and disaster response planning at Ohio nonhuman animal shelters and the role Ohio agencies have in emergency and disaster response planning in their communities indicated a lack of preparedness coupled with underutilization of...
Creature comforts: Personal communities, pets and the work of managing a long-term condition
| Contributor(s):: Brooks, Helen L., Rogers, Anne, Kapadia, Dharmi, Pilgrim, Jack, Reeves, David, Vassilev, Ivaylo
Pet loss and disenfranchised grief: Implications for mental health counseling practice
| Contributor(s):: Cordaro, Millie
Animal-assisted interventions in children's hospitals: a critical review of the literature
| Contributor(s):: Chur-Hansen, A., McArthur, M., Winefield, H., Hanieh, E., Hazel, S.
There is a perception in the scientific and general communities that hospitalized children benefit from visits by animals. Animal-assisted interventions (AAI), including animal-assisted therapy and animal-assisted activities, usually involving dogs, are thus employed in pediatric hospitals....
Newsletter of The American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, Volume 20
Contents: Greetings from the Louisiana State University, pg 1What We Learned From the Hurricanes, pg 3Shelter, pg 5Disaster Preparedness, pg 7Veterinarians in the Community, pg 9Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital, pg 10The First International Symposium, pg 11Coming Events, pg 11