Paws From The Heart
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We are a compassionate and supportive 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to bringing qualified and specialty trained pet therapy dog teams into local communities to deliver various outreach programs while promoting health, happiness and healing to those in need. We...
Heartworm in Canines: Trends in Rhode Island Shelter Populations
| Contributor(s):: Kelsey L. McKenna
Each year thousands of dogs in the United States become infected with heartworm, which is caused by Dirofilaria immitis. D. immitis is a parasite that is transmitted to dogs via a bite by an infected mosquito. Nine of the seventy competent mosquito species reside in Rhode Island. The true...
Responses of Birds to Humans at a Coastal Barrier Beach: Napatree Point, Rhode Island
| Contributor(s):: Thomas W. Mayo, Peter W.C. Paton, Peter August
Human activity is one of the most important factors affecting disturbance to birds that use coastal barrier beaches in southern New England. The barrier beach at Napatree Point, RI, provides important breeding habitat for several bird species, key stopover habitat for thousands of migrating...
Restraining the (Real) Beast: Protective Orders and Other Statutory Enactments to Protect the Animal Victims of Domestic Violence in Rhode Island
| Contributor(s):: Margreta Vellucci
Animal abuse is a long-recognized societal problem, transcending time, place, and culture. Instances of animal abuse have been documented in the United States and abroad forcenturies while the subject of animal abuse has appeared frequently in literary works and historical anecdotes. Despite this...
Breachy" Sheep And Mad Dogs: Troublesome Domestic Animals In Rhode Island, 1750-1800
| Contributor(s):: Herndon, Ruth Wallis