Reimagining Healthcare: Human-Animal Bond Support as a Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Public Health Intervention
| Contributor(s):: Hoy-Gerlach, J., Townsend, L.
The emergence of human-animal support services (HASS)-services provided to help keep people and their companion animals together-in the United States has been driven by two global public health crises. Despite such impetuses and an increasing recognition of One Health approaches, HASS are...
Critical problems for research in animal sheltering, a conceptual analysis
| Contributor(s):: Horecka, K., Neal, S.
Animal shelter research has seen significant increases in participation over the past several decades from academic organizations, private organizations, public entities, and even corporations that aims to improve shelter programs, processes, operations, and outcomes for the various...
Letting the dogs out: the impact of team service dogs on brand image, perceived altruism, and behavioral intention
| Contributor(s):: Mastromartino, B., Wear, H., Naraine, M. L., Reifurth, K. R. N.
Dog selection and responsible animal keeping during the COVID-19 pandemic: survey among future owners and animal welfare NGOsA kutyavalasztas szempontjai es a felelos allattartas a COVID-19- vilagjarvanv idejen: felmeres ieendo kutyatartok es ellatve
| Contributor(s):: Szabina, T., Szilvia, V., Laszlo, O., Viktoria, S.
Impact of social media on dealing with petsEinfluss sozialer medien auf den umgang mit heimtieren
| Contributor(s):: Volker, G., Fels, M.
'a win-win for all': Supporting literacy in early childhood and bringing awareness to shelter dogs
| Contributor(s):: Rodriguez-Meehan, Melissa, Irene Brown, Kaitlyn Gabriella, Turcotte, Nate
Conservation, human-wildlife conflict, and decentralised governance: complexities beyond incomplete devolution
| Contributor(s):: Hohbein, R. R., Abrams, J. B.
Decentralisation of environmental governance (DEG) proliferated around the world in the 1990s, inspired, in part, by theories of common-pool resource governance that argued that local communities could sustainably manage valuable but non-excludable resources given a set of proper institutional...
Environmentalities of coexistence with wolves in the Cantabrian Mountains of Spain
| Contributor(s):: Marino, A., Blanco, J. C., Cortes-Vazquez, J. A., Lopez-Bao, J. V., Bosch, A. P., Durant, S. M.
Coexistence between humans and large carnivores is mediated by diverse values and interactions. We focus on four sites in the Cantabrian Mountains of Spain with a history of continuous wolf presence to examine how perceptions of coexistence vary across contexts. We conducted semi-structured and...
Exploring the use of complementary and alternative approaches to health care on UK dairy farms
| Contributor(s):: Crouch, K., Cabral, C., Cramer, H., Rees, G., Sharp, D., Barrett, D. C.
Canine Mobility Maintenance and Promotion of a Healthy Lifestyle
| Contributor(s):: Ramos, M. T., Otto, C. M.
This article highlights the recommendations and considerations for maintaining a healthy canine lifestyle. A key component of a healthy lifestyle is the enhancement and optimization of mobility. Mobility is essential in maintaining a high quality of life and involves the interplay of a dog's...
Effect of adult male sterilization on the behavior and social associations of a feral polygynous ungulate: the horse
| Contributor(s):: King, Sarah R. B., Schoenecker, Kathryn A., Cole, Mary J.
Castration is commonly used to control the behavior of companion animals and livestock, yet there have been few longitudinal studies of its effects. Despite the ubiquity of this surgery in ridden horses, the effects of castration (termed gelding in horses) have rarely been examined in a...
Recognizing and Mitigating Canine Stress during Animal Assisted Interventions
| Contributor(s):: Townsend, L., Gee, N. R.
Animal-assisted Interventions (AAI) proliferated rapidly since clinicians and researchers first noted the positive effects animals have on people struggling with physical and mental health concerns. The intersection of AAI with the field of animal welfare evolved from considering animals'...
Experiences of People with Multiple Sclerosis and their use of Assistance Dogs: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis
| Contributor(s):: O'Connor, Gráinne Ann
In this thesis, findings are reported from a qualitative study of eleven people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) who between them have used nineteen assistance dogs for more than two decades. The first recorded use of dogs specifically trained to help people living with physical impairments...
Prison Paws: Inmates Assist American Veterans Through Prison Dog-Training Program
| Contributor(s):: Chiaffarano, Maria
There are currently 2.3 million people incarcerated in the United States and 626,000 people return to the community every year (Wagner & Sawyer, 2019). The prevalence of mental illness in corrections is nearly five times that of the community (Fournier, Geller, & Fortney, 2007). This...
Socioeconomic Influences on Reports of Canine Welfare Concerns to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) in Queensland, Australia
| Contributor(s):: Hao Yu Shih, Mandy B. A. Paterson, Clive J. C. Phillips
Human–dog relationships are an important contributor to the welfare of dogs, but little is known about the importance of socioeconomic status of the dogs’ owners. We conducted a retrospective study of canine welfare complaints, using Australian government statistics on the...
Coexistence of diversified dog socialities and territorialities in the city of Concepcion, Chile
| Contributor(s):: Miternique, H. C., Gaunet, F.
There has been scant research on the presence of stray dogs in cities. Studying their very considerable presence in Concepción (Chile) provided a unique opportunity to learn more about the different patterns of sociality and territoriality exhibited by the dog species. Via a set of case...
Breed Group Effects on Complaints about Canine Welfare Made to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) Queensland, Australia
| Contributor(s):: Hao Yu Shih, Mandy B. A. Paterson, Clive J. C. Phillips
Cruelty- and neglect-related canine welfare concerns are important welfare and social issues. Dog breed has been identified as a risk factor for bad welfare, and yet its role in different types of canine welfare concerns has not been fully investigated. We conducted a retrospective study of...
Developing an animal-assisted support program for healthcare employees
| Contributor(s):: Etingen, B., Martinez, R. N., Smith, B. M., Hogan, T. P., Miller, L., Saban, K. L., Irvin, D., Jankowski, B., Weaver, F. M.
Background Employee burnout and its associated consequences is a significant problem in the healthcare workforce. Workplace animal therapy programs offer a potential strategy for improving employee well-being; however, research on animal therapy programs for healthcare workers is lacking. This...
Understanding Preferences for Humane and Cruel Treatment of Pest Rodents in Site C, Khayelitsha, South Africa
| Contributor(s):: Buckland, Adam, Nattrass, Nicoli
The cruel treatment of pest rodents is a neglected area of study. This paper uses a representative survey from Khayelitsha (Cape Town) to show that a minority of residents preferred rodent control to be humane but that most did not care how rats are killed and almost a fifth said they would be...
Brexit and Animal Protection: Legal and Political Context and a Framework to Assess Impacts on Animal Welfare
| Contributor(s):: Steven P. McCulloch
The British people voted to leave the European Union (EU) in a 2016 referendum. The United Kingdom (UK) has been a member of the EU since the Maastricht Treaty was signed in 1993 and before that a member of the European Communities (EC) since 1973. EU animal health and welfare regulations and...