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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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....

  5. Preliminary observations on the characteristics of the owned dog population in Roseau, Dominica

    Contributor(s):: Davis, B. W., Alie, K., Fielding, W. J., Morters, M., Galindo, F.

    This article reports findings from interviews with 93 heads of households (38.6% of all households) who owned 148 dogs in Roseau, the capital of The Commonwealth of Dominica. Mixed dogs, of no definable cross, were most common, followed by Rottweiler crosses. The median age of the dogs was 3...

  6. 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...

  7. Brown treesnakes: a potential invasive species for the United States

    Contributor(s):: Kahl, S. S., Henke, S. E., Hall, M. A., Britton, D. K.

  8. The effect of time left alone at home on dog welfare

    Contributor(s):: Rehn, T., Keeling, L. J.

    The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of time left alone on dog behaviour and cardiac activity. Twelve privately owned dogs, with no history of separation related behaviour problems, were video-recorded on three different occasions when left alone in their home environment. The...

  9. A case series of biting dogs: characteristics of the dogs, their behaviour, and their victims

    Contributor(s):: Guy, N. C., Luescher, U. A., Dohoo, S. E., Spangler, E., Miller, J. B., Dohoo, I. R., Bate, L. A.

    The characteristics of 227 biting dogs, their homes, and their victims were gathered in a detailed telephone survey of general veterinary clientele in the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island in 1996. All of the dogs had bitten either someone living in the...

  10. Demographic and aggressive characteristics of dogs in a general veterinary caseload

    Contributor(s):: Guy, N. C., Luescher, U. A., Dohoo, S. E., Spangler, E., Miller, J. B., Dohoo, I. R., Bate, L. A.

    A retrospective cross-sectional survey of dog-owning veterinary clients was undertaken in 1996 in three Canadian provinces (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island) to generate a population of dogs for future use in a more detailed survey on canine behaviour. The questionnaire was...

  11. Risk factors for dog bites to owners in a general veterinary caseload

    Contributor(s):: Guy, N. C., Luescher, U. A., Dohoo, S. E., Spangler, E., Miller, J. B., Dohoo, I. R., Bate, L. A.

    A detailed telephone survey of dog owners was undertaken in 1996 to determine the risk factors for biting behaviour of dogs in a household setting. Individuals were selected from a cross-sectional population of veterinary clientele in the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. Attitudes and care practices of cat caretakers in Hawaii

    Contributor(s):: Zasloff, R. L., Hart, L. A.

    Individuals who were maintaining colonies of homeless, free-roaming cats on the island of Oahu were surveyed to learn about the attitudes and care practices associated with colony maintenance. The 75 respondents were primarily female pet owners, middle-aged, living with spouses, well-educated,...

  15. Attitudes towards dogs and other "pets" in Roseau, Dominica

    Contributor(s):: Alie, K., Davis, B. W., Fielding, W. J., Galindo Maldonado, F.

    This paper reports on the findings of interviews on attitudes towards pet care with 241 heads of households in Roseau, the capital of The Commonwealth of Dominica. Parrots and dogs were the two most preferred animals, and snakes were least liked; however, few respondents (0.8

  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...