Gunter, L., Protopopova, A., Hooker, S. P., Der Ananian, C., & Wynne, C. D. (2017). There were 13,911 cat admissions in 2011 and 13,220 in 2016, with approximately 50% in both years admitted. Characteristics of animals entering an animal control or humane society shelter in a midwestern city. This review analyzes available data from the last 30 to 40 years to identify national and local trends. This study investigated Australian councils in the state of Victoria, to identify strategies used to reduce euthanasia. This Special Issue is focused on improving our understanding of the causes of relinquishment, or of pets being lost, and strategies to reduce them. Hsu, Y., Liu Severinghaus, L., & Serpell, J. To help cut down on the number of unwanted strays, animal shelters have strict policies on spaying and … Kay, A., Coe, J. However, concerns that less responsible owners will be attracted to free events persist among welfare groups. Mondelli, F., Prato Previde, E., Verga, M., Levi, D., Magistrelli, S., & Valsecchi, P. (2004). Effects of phenotypic characteristics on the length of stay of dogs at two no kill animal shelters. Best-worst methodology was used to elicit perceptions regarding the most/least ethical ways to acquire a dog. New, Jr, J. C., Kelch, W. J., Hutchison, J. M., Salman, M. D., King, M., Scarlett, J. M., & Kass, P. H. (2004).

Coe, J. Trish currently does animal behavior consulting near Asheville, North Carolina, working with dogs, cats and horses. Still, little is known about how dog owners navigate rental markets, nor how landlords and property managers perceive dogs and other pets. (2009). Decker, S. M., Lord, L. K., Walker, W. L., & Wittum, T. E. (2010). Many healthy adult cats are euthanised annually in shelters, and novel approaches are required to reduce euthanasia rates. An online survey of 1523 U.S. residents was used to aid understanding of public perceptions of dog acquisition.

To achieve zero euthanasia of healthy and treatable dogs and cats in shelters and municipal facilities, it is vital that research is fostered that improves our understanding of the factors that reduce pets being relinquished or lost, and effective strategies to save lives. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 16(1), 19-34. In this cross-sectional, exploratory, non-interventional study, data for all intakes (n = 21,409) for dogs eligible for rehoming from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2016 are analyzed to identify such factors.

Previous research has shown that housing insecurity contributes to animal relinquishment and that tenants with dogs face disadvantages in the rental market. (2014). Frustration behaviors in domestic dogs. Only 5% of cat admissions were reclaimed in each of these years, but the percentage rehomed increased from 34% to 74%, of which 61% of the increase was contributed by in-shelter adoptions and 39% from non-shelter sites, predominately retail partnerships. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 19(1), 1-15. Workers at these facilities never turn away needy animals and give careful consideration to each animal’s special emotional and physical needs. Soto, F. R. M., Ferreira, F., Pinheiro, S. R., Nogari, F., Risseto, M. R., de Souza, O., & Amaku, M. (2005). Trends in Sheltering and Welfare at the Hawaiian Humane Society, Oahu, Hawaii. Shore, E. R. (2005). Available evidence indicates that an estimated 300 free-roaming cats were essentially unmanaged prior to the commencement of the TNR program; a quick reduction of up to one-third of the cats on the waterfront was attributed to the adoption of sociable cats and kittens; the elimination of the remaining population; over a 17-year period; was ascribed to attrition.
The sample consisted of 124 cats and 122 dogs that were over the age of 84 months (seven years) who were taken into a shelter over a one-year period. Copyright © 2018 National Animal Interest Alliance. School of Veterinary Science, The University of Queensland, QLD 4343, Australia, Although the adoption rate of dogs and cats from animal shelters has increased, a proportion of animals are returned to the shelter after they are adopted. A novel approach to identify and map kitten clusters using Geographic Information Systems (GIS): a case study from Tompkins County, NY.

View Animal Sheltering magazine 2010-2011 issues via PDF download: The purpose of this study was to assess the factors informing the return of 102 dogs to. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 17(4), 322-339. In this issue: Overcoming housing issues to keep pets with their families, how a piglet named Zelda got one shelter to rethink its menus, the world of animal cruelty law, vaccination myths & facts, and more. It also aimed to identify students’ practical exposure to EAD.

However, most surrenderers of owned and unowned cats were attached to and felt responsible for the cat.
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The surrender of cats to animal shelters results in financial, social and moral burdens for the community. Understanding ownership perception and the contribution of semi-owned cats to shelter intake is important as these can inform the development of more targeted and effective intervention strategies to reduce numbers of unwanted cats. We’re making progress! I am delighted to announce a Special Issue of Animals entitled Advances in Animal Sheltering  devoted to new research aimed at reducing the number of dogs and cats euthanized in shelters and municipal animal control facilities. What happens to shelter dogs? Returning a recently adopted companion animal: adopters’ reasons for and reactions to the failed adoption experience. Take the appropriate steps now to ensure that he or she is well taken care of even after your divorce or death.

Missing pet cats are often not found by their owners, with many being euthanized at shelters. Stray animals with incorrect microchip details are less likely to be reclaimed, and unclaimed strays are at increased risk of euthanasia. Development of a Canine Care and Welfare Knowledge Scale: Implications for Welfare and Preventing Dogfighting. These outcome measures had a greater reduction in the targeted suburb compared to the Auckland suburbs not targeted by the TTNR programme (, Available evidence indicates that overall levels of feline intake and euthanasia at U.S. shelters have significantly declined in recent decades.