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  1. SARI Therapeutic Riding

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    SARI was founded in 1978 in memory of a little girl who loved animals. Sari Greenberg was born with Down Syndrome at a time when children with disabilities were often put in care. Instead, Syd and Jeanne embraced the opportunity to bring her home to the farm where SARI currently stands. The...

  2. Considering Cats, Dogs, and Contradictions: Pets and Their Relational Influence on Experiences of Aging in Place

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

  3. Reasons for guardian-relinquishment of dogs to shelters: animal and regional predictors in British Columbia, Canada

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    | Contributor(s):: Eagan, B. H., Gordon, E., Protopopova, A.

    Dogs are relinquished to animal shelters for animal-related or guardian-related reasons. Understanding what drives relinquishment patterns is essential for informing intervention opportunities to keep animals with their guardians. Whereas, overall reasons for relinquishment in a given shelter...

  4. Pet owners' and companion animal veterinarians' perceptions of weight-related veterinarian-client communication

    | Contributor(s):: Sutherland, Katja A., Coe, Jason B., Janke, Natasha, O'Sullivan, Terri L., Parr, Jacqueline M.

  5. Identifying with other animals and human well-being: extending perspectives on the social cure and human-animal relations

    | Contributor(s):: Amiot, C. E., Caron, P. O., Bastian, B.

  6. Bridging the global-local animal-based tourism divide

    | Contributor(s):: Fennell, D. A.

    2022Annals of Tourism Research960160-738310.1016/j.annals.2022.103459EnglishDepartment of Geography & Tourism Studies, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario L2S 3A1, Canada.dfennell@brocku.catext

  7. A Dog?s Dinner: Factors affecting food choice and feeding practices for UK dog owners feeding raw meat-based or conventional cooked diets

    | Contributor(s):: Morgan, G., Williams, N., Schmidt, V., Cookson, D., Symington, C., Pinchbeck, G.

  8. Jog with your dog: dog owner exercise routines predict dog exercise routines and perception of ideal body weight

    | Contributor(s):: Banton, S., Massow, M. von, Pezzali, J. G., Verbrugghe, A., Shoveller, A. K.

    Canine obesity is becoming an increasingly prevalent concern among companion animal veterinarians and professionals alike. A number of sociodemographic, dietary, and exercise related variables have been shown to be predictive of a dog's bodyweight, however, all previous surveys designed to...

  9. Public Investment in Animal Protection Work: Data from Manitoba, Canada

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    | Contributor(s):: Kendra Coulter, Brittany Campbell

    There is a dearth of research on animal cruelty investigations policy and work, despite its importance for protecting animals from illegal forms of cruelty. This study provides baseline data about the approach used in Manitoba, one of the only Canadian provinces where animal protection is...

  10. Canadian Intervention and Assistance Dogs (CIAD)

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    Welcome to CIAD—Canadian Intervention and Assistance Dogs.  We are an incorporated not-for-profit society that operates following the Societies Act of Nova Scotia. In Gaelic, CIAD means “primary” or “first”.  In 2016, we focused on the needs of first...

  11. North Okanagan Therapeutic Riding Association (NOTRA)

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    NOTRA is a non-profit, registered charity that provides recreational therapeutic horseback riding lessons, therapeutic natural horsemanship lessons, therapeutic driving lessons, and other equine related programs for children and adults with special needs in the North Okanagan and Shuswap areas.

  12. Investigation into owner-reported differences between dogs born in versus imported into Canada

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    | Contributor(s):: von Rentzell, K. A., van Haaften, K., Morris, A., Protopopova, A.

    Over 1 million dogs are imported into the United States and roughly 340,000 dogs into the United Kingdom yearly. Although the official number of dogs arriving to Canada is currently unknown, local animal professionals estimate that thousands of dogs are imported into Canada each year. Dog...

  13. Risk Factors for SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Illness in Cats and Dogs(1)

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    | Contributor(s):: Bienzle, D., Rousseau, J., Marom, D., MacNicol, J., Jacobson, L., Sparling, S., Prystajecky, N., Fraser, E., Weese, J. S.

    We tested swab specimens from pets in households in Ontario, Canada, with human COVID-19 cases by quantitative PCR for SARS-CoV-2 and surveyed pet owners for risk factors associated with infection and seropositivity. We tested serum samples for spike protein IgG and IgM in household pets and...

  14. Arion Therapeutic Farm Community

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    Arion was founded in 2009 initially as a registered charity for persons living with disabilities utilizing horses in therapy and transitioned to a social enterprise in 2016.

  15. Efficacy of Ontario Rabies Vaccine Baits (ONRAB) against rabies infection in raccoons

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    | Contributor(s):: Amy Gilbert, Shylo Johnson, Nikki Walker, Chad Wickham, Alex Beath, Kurt VerCauteren

    In the US, rabies lyssavirus (RABV) only circulates in wildlife species and the most significant reservoir from a public and animal health perspective is the raccoon (Procyon lotor). Management of wildlife rabies relies principally on oral rabies vaccination (ORV) strategies using vaccine-laden...

  16. Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association (LTRA)

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    The Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association offers individuals with special needs hands-on instruction in riding and horse care to exercise the body and spirit.

  17. The Canadian Institute of Animal-Assisted Interventions

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    The mission of the Canadian Institute of Animal-Assisted Interventions' mission is to educate and inform about Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAI) and to present its most innovative and original programs in Canada and around the world.   

  18. The Mane Intent

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    The Mane Intent Inc.™ invites you on a unique journey of self-discovery and transformation in the peaceful presence of our horse guides. Engage in on-the-ground, horse-based activities (no previous horse experience is required) for a renewed heart, mind, body and spirit.

  19. Exploring how veterinary professionals perceive and use grief support resources to support companion animal caregivers in Ontario, Canada

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    | Contributor(s):: Matte, A. R., Khosa, D. K., Meehan, M. P.

    Objective: The aim of this study was to qualitatively explore veterinary professionals' use and perceptions of grief resources and services to support companion animal caregivers following companion animal euthanasia. Background: The loss of a companion animal can be a source of great sorrow...

  20. Exploring the relationship between human social deprivation and animal surrender to shelters in British Columbia, Canada

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    | Contributor(s):: Ly, L. H., Gordon, E., Protopopova, A.

    Previous studies identify owner-related issues, such as cost and housing, as common reasons for relinquishment of companion animals to animal shelters. It is likely that the burden of surrendering for owner-related reasons falls on those who are socially vulnerable (e.g., low income,...