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  1. College Students' Experiences of Nonhuman Animal Harm in the United States and The Bahamas

    Contributor(s):: Fielding, W., Cronin, T. W., Risley-Curtiss, C.

  2. Changing Attitudes and Animal Welfare in Small Island Developing States: Dogs on New Providence, The Bahamas

    Contributor(s):: Fielding, William J.

    This article compares results from a study in 2014 with a similar study from 1998 (Fielding, 1999) to examine changes in the care of dogs in New Providence, The Bahamas. The results from a survey of 379 residents indicated a general lack of improvement in matters associated with the care of dogs...

  3. Determinants of the Level of Care Provided for Various Types and Sizes of Dogs in New Providence, The Bahamas

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    | Contributor(s):: William J. Fielding

    This paper reports the level of care offered 424 dogs, classified as small dogs, large dogs, pit bulls and potcakes (the colloquial name for the local mongrel) in New Providence, The Bahamas. Levels of care that meet the legal minimum –food water and shelter– as well as care...

  4. Characteristics of owned dogs on the island of New Providence, The Bahamas

    | Contributor(s):: Fielding, W. J., Plumridge, S. J.

    This study reports the findings from street interviews on owned dogs (N=442) in New Providence, The Bahamas. Many households kept dogs outside, and roughly 43% of households allowed at least 1 dog to roam. Dogs kept inside most likely were considered a companion, whereas dogs used for security...

  5. Dog breeding in New Providence, the Bahamas, and its potential impact on the roaming dog population I: planned and accidental

    | Contributor(s):: Fielding, W. J.

    This article reports the first known study on dog breeding in an Afro-Caribbean community. The study obtained the information on 517 matings through interviews with dog caregivers. Few litters (6.8%) from mongrels (potcakes) resulted from planned matings, whereas 66.5% of matings between purebred...

  6. Dog breeding in New Providence, The Bahamas, and its potential impact on the roaming dog population II: The fate of puppies

    | Contributor(s):: Fielding, W. J.

    This article reports the first known study on the disposal of puppies in an Afro-Caribbean community. The study reported the fate of 2,427 puppies through 517 interviews with dog caregivers. The study reported that surviving puppies from "pure-bred" females were typically sold (60.1% of surviving...

  7. Knowledge of the welfare of nonhuman animals and prevalence of dog care practices in New Providence, The Bahamas

    | Contributor(s):: Fielding, W. J.

    Interviews with 509 adults in New Providence, The Bahamas, indicated that people have limited knowledge of dog care and the laws pertaining to nonhuman animal welfare. Interviews also indicated that many dogs received care limited only to food and water and - to a lesser extent - shelter....

  8. Stray dogs in an island community: a case study from new providence, The Bahamas

    | Contributor(s):: Fielding, W. J., Mather, J.

    The "stray dog problem" in New Providence, The Bahamas, has been a recurring social complaint throughout the 20th century. This article looks at some aspects of the problem's background and reports the findings of a resident perception study. The results suggest that it is unlikely that...

  9. Dogs: A continuing and common neighborhood nuisance of new providence, The Bahamas

    | Contributor(s):: Fielding, W. J.

  10. Domestic Violence and Dog Care in New Providence, The Bahamas

    | Contributor(s):: Fielding, W. J.

  11. Foreword

    | Contributor(s):: Beck, A. M.

  12. Dog breeding in New Providence, the Bahamas, and its potential impact on the roaming dog population I: planned and accidental

    | Contributor(s):: Fielding, W. J.

    This article reports the first known study on dog breeding in an Afro-Caribbean community. The study obtained the information on 517 matings through interviews with dog caregivers. Few litters (6.8

  13. Views of college students on pit bull "Ownership": New Providence, The Bahamas - College of the Bahamas

    | Contributor(s):: Burrows, T. J., Fielding, W. J.

  14. Attitudes and actions of pet caregivers in new providence, the Bahamas, in the context of those of their American counterparts

    | Contributor(s):: Fielding, W. J.

    This paper reports the attitudes and actions of 614 Bahamian pet caregivers towards their pets, irrespective of the type of pet kept. The results are discussed in the context of an American study by Pamela Carlisle-Frank and Joshua Frank, published in 2006, which posed similar questions. While...

  15. Attitudes and actions of West Indian dog owners towards neutering their animals: a gender issue?

    | Contributor(s):: Fielding, W. J., Samuels, D., Mather, J.

    A study of the attitudes and actions of 281 dog owners towards neutering their animals is reported from New Providence, The Bahamas, based on a study conducted in 2001. Owner attitudes towards neutering are associated with different sterilization rates of dogs. While owners' gender is associated...

  16. Dog ownership in the West Indies: a case study from The Bahamas

    | Contributor(s):: Fielding, W. J., Mather, J.

    Results from several studies in The Bahamas, which included 511 interviews with residents and data on 776 dogs, are reported. The composition and characteristics of the dog population are described. The majority of dogs, both owned and unowned, are local mongrels called "potcakes." The median age...

  17. Preliminary observations of the role of dogs in household security in New Providence, The Bahamas

    | Contributor(s):: Fielding, W. J., Plumridge, S. J.

    In New Providence, The Bahamas, dogs are commonly kept outside and allowed to roam. It is generally understood that this style of maintaining dogs is responsible for the island's dog overpopulation. Given this over-population of dogs, and that many people have dogs for security, it is important...

  18. Reactions of American tourists to roaming dogs in New Providence, The Bahamas

    | Contributor(s):: Plumridge, S., Fielding, W. J.

    The Bahamas suffers from nuisances caused by roaming dogs. Although Bahamians tolerate their presence, in an economy which is dependent upon tourism, the reactions of tourists to roaming dogs is of great consequence. This study reports the reactions of 439 American tourists concerning roaming...

  19. The association between pet care and deviant household behaviors in an Afro-Caribbean, college student community in New Providence, The Bahamas

    | Contributor(s):: Fielding, W. J., Plumridge, S.

    The link between domestic violence, both at the household and personal levels, other deviant behaviors, and pet care was observed through survey responses from 641 college students in New Providence, The Bahamas. The "link" with domestic violence at the household level was found both when pets...

  20. Potcakes: Dog ownership in New Providence, The Bahamas

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    | Contributor(s):: William J. Fielding, Maurice Issacs, Jane Mather

    Although The Bahamas is not alone, either in the Caribbean, or elsewhere in having a pet over-population problem, however this publication appears to be the first to provide a systematic study of dog ownership in a Caribbean society. The dog population in The Bahamas consists mainly of...