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  1. Creating an Effective Shelter Intake Form to Reduce Owner Surrender

    Contributor(s):: Sandra Nichole Tongg

    Animal shelters in the United States have evolved from basic bare bones facilities with inhumane culling practices, to today’s more socially complex, organized and compassionate sheltering system. Over time improvements have focused on decreasing the suffering of companion animals as well...

  2. Odering the Feral Cat: Stakeholder Perspectives on Cat Overpopulation

    Contributor(s):: Kyle Hutson

    This paper discusses the historical and cultural ways in which people attempt to order the domestic cat both spatially and conceptually, with special attention to how this ordering influences perceptions of feral cats. Feral cats are unowned or semi-owned and live entirely unconfined to a home,...

  3. Digital dog shelter application

    Contributor(s):: Taryn Bzdick

    Pet overpopulation has been a major issue for a long time. Hundreds of thousands of dogs are in shelters all over the country who desperately need homes. When looking up these dogs on shelter web sites it is common to find a small blurb and a low quality photograph in a poorly designed...

  4. Interaction and processes of animal relinquishment: a qualitative study

    Contributor(s):: Tamara Leigh Rice

    This thesis investigated the process of relinquishing a pet to the Department of Animal Control with the likely outcome of euthanasia for many of the animals left there by their owners. As euthanasia is no longer seen as an acceptable way to solve the pet over population problem those concerned...

  5. Dogs and cats need responsible owners

    Contributor(s):: Jack L. Tuttle

    Pet overpopulation has become a nationwide problem. The estimated 80 million dogs and cats in this country are about 20 percent more dogs and cats than can possibly be kept as pets. Putting unwanted animals to sleep cost $125 million in 1975. As a result, there have been increased efforts to have...

  6. Dog Ownership through the Eyes of a Stray Dog: Property Rights and the Stray Dog Population

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    | Contributor(s):: Viktoriya Gueseva

    Countries differ widely in the number of stray dogs. I investigate, why some countries have virtually no stray dogs and others have stray dog epidemics? Can this variation be explained by political, economic and cultural differences? There is no single factor that explain the variation in the...

  7. Our Pet Population Explosion and Operation SPARED

    | Contributor(s):: Kay Clausing

    All humane societies are dedicated to preventing cruelty and suffering. No society can effectively prevent cruelty unless it makes spaying compulsory for all females released for adoption and talks spaying to every owner of a female. Even if the home is a good one in every other respect, if a...

  8. Achieving a Concensus on Dog Control Strategies: A Brief Primer

    | Contributor(s):: D.B. Wilkins

    The welfare arguments surrounding dog ownership may not stimulate the same passionate fervor as those relating to the use of animals in experiments, factory farming, or the hunting of live animals with hounds, but nevertheless, they are matters of real concern to most welfare organizations. The...

  9. Epidemiological approaches to the pet overpopulation problem

    | Contributor(s):: Linda Kay Lord

    Methods to accurately describe the pet overpopulation problem have been limited in their scope for the past 30 years. Although various studies have been conducted to estimate the magnitude of the problem at a local, state and national level, less than optimal methodology and response rates have...

  10. Bursting at the seams: managing the companion animal population

  11. Mandatory Pet Sterilization and Overpopulation: Have Santa Cruz County's Policies Reduced Animal Shelter Intake and Euthanasia

    | Contributor(s):: Amy Winkleblack

  12. Shelters and pet overpopulation: a statistical black hole

    | Contributor(s):: Rowan, A. N.

    "Over the past 20 years, the animal sheltercommunity in the United States has beengrappling with the problem of millions ofunwanted dogs and cats." Lack of statistical data makes it difficult "to evaluate progressin dealing with pet overpopulation" during that time frame.

  13. Pet (dog and cat) overpopulation in the United States

    | Contributor(s):: Olson, P. N., Moulton, C.

  14. The welfare of excess animals: status and needs

    | Contributor(s):: Thornton, G. W.

  15. Dalluge leaves retirement to help solve growing pet overpopulation crisis

    | Contributor(s):: Amelia Benner

    In January, Dalluge became the first executive director of the Cincinnati-based United Coalition for Animals (UCAN), which encourages spay/neutering for dogs and cats in order to decrease pet overpopulation that results in 33,000 animals being euthanized, on average, in the Cincinnati area each...

  16. Social ethics, veterinary medicine, and the pet overpopulation problem

    | Contributor(s):: Rollin, B. E.

  17. Companion animal demographics and sterilization status: results from a survey in four Massachusetts towns

    | Contributor(s):: Manning, A. M., Rowan, A. N.

    A survey was conducted in four Massachusetts communities to determine levels of pet ownership and the sterilization status of those pets, to analyze the impact of sterilization on pet overpopulation, to identify major reasons owners do or do not sterilize their animals, and to assess the impact...

  18. Companion animal demographics for communities and shelters

    | Contributor(s):: Rowan, Andrew N., Patronek, Gary J.

  19. What we need to learn from epidemiologic surveys pertaining to pet overpopulation

    | Contributor(s):: Rowan, A. N.

  20. Canine and feline overpopulation: trends and new perspectives

    | Contributor(s):: Salamanca, C. A., Polo, L. J., Vargas, J.

    Through a systematic review of literature comprising publications between 1973 and 2009, the following databases were consulted: Science Direct, EBSCO, Springer Link and MEDLINE. Key words used included stray dogs, animal-human bond, pet population, overpopulation and population control. The...