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2015 Articles on Animal Sheltering

Following is a collection of articles on animal sheltering issues–both involving people (staff, volunteers, patrons) as well as shelter animals.

 

Alcaidinho, J., Valentin, G., Tai, S., Nguyen, B., Sanders, K., Jackson, M., … & Starner, T. (2015, August). Leveraging Mobile Technology to Increase the Permanent Adoption of Shelter Dogs. In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (pp. 463-469). ACM.

Arhant, C., Wogritsch, R., & Troxler, J. (2015). Assessment of behavior and physical condition of shelter cats as animal-based indicators of welfare. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research.

Barrera, G., Fagnani, J., Carballo, F., Giamal, Y., & Bentosela, M. (2015). Effects of learning on social and nonsocial behaviors during a problem-solving task in shelter and pet dogs. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research.

Bennett, S. L., Weng, H. Y., Walker, S. L., Placer, M., & Litster, A. (2015). Comparison of SAFER behavior assessment results in shelter dogs at intake and after a 3-day acclimation period. Journal of applied animal welfare science, 18(2), 153-168.

Bollen, K. (2015). Training and behavior modification for shelter cats. Animal Behavior for Shelter Veterinarians and Staff, 250.

Bowman, A., Scottish, S., Dowell, F. J., & Evans, N. P. (2015). ‘Four Seasons’ in an animal rescue centre; classical music reduces environmental stress in kennelled dogs. Physiology & behavior, 143, 70-82.

Brown, W. P., & Morgan, K. T. (2015). Age, Breed Designation, Coat Color, and Coat Pattern Influenced the Length of Stay of Cats at a No-Kill Shelter. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 18(2), 169-180.

Brown, William P. and Kelsey T. Morgan. Age, Breed Designation, Coat Color, and Coat Pattern Influenced the Length of Stay of Cats at a No-Kill Shelter. JAAWS, Vol. 18, No. 2, 2015.

Bushby, P., Woodruff, K., & Shivley, J. (2015). The Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine Shelter Program. Animals, 5(2), 259-269.

Campos-Lima, A. L., Torres, A. R., Yücel, M., Harrison, B. J., Moll, J., Ferreira, G. M., & Fontenelle, L. F. (2015). Hoarding pet animals in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Acta neuropsychiatrica, 27(01), 8-13.

Cho, Y. J., Hwang, B. R., & Han, J. S. (2015). Data analysis for improving population management in animal shelters in Seoul. 대한수의학회지, 55(2), 125-131.

Costanzo, A. (2015). Pets and pennies: Do more low-cost spay and neuter clinics have an impact on county animal control services budgets? (Doctoral dissertation, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY).

Dolan, E. (2015, November). Preventing pet relinquishment at animal shelters in Los Angeles: Human risk factors and social safety net services. In 143rd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (October 31-November 4, 2015). APHA.

Dolan, E. D., Scotto, J., Slater, M., & Weiss, E. (2015). Risk Factors for Dog Relinquishment to a Los Angeles Municipal Animal Shelter. Animals, 5(4), 1311-1328.

Dudley, E. S., Schiml, P. A., & Hennessy, M. B. (2015). Effects of repeated petting sessions on leukocyte counts, intestinal parasite prevalence, and plasma cortisol concentration of dogs housed in a county animal shelter. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 247(11), 1289-1298.

Fritscher, S. J. (2015). Declawing has no effect on biting behavior but does affect adoption outcomes for domestic cats in an animal shelter (Doctoral dissertation, University of Washington).

Galvis, J. O. A., Baquero, O. S., Dias, R. A., Ferreira, F., Chiozzotto, E. N., & Grisi-Filho, J. H. H. (2015). Monitoring techniques in the capture and adoption of dogs and cats. Geospatial health, 10(2).

Garrison, L., & Weiss, E. (2015). What Do People Want? Factors People Consider When Acquiring Dogs, the Complexity of the Choices They Make, and Implications for Nonhuman Animal Relocation Programs. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 18(1), 57-73.

Gourkow, N., & Phillips, C. J. (2015). Effect of interactions with humans on behaviour, mucosal immunity and upper respiratory disease of shelter cats rated as contented on arrival. Preventive veterinary medicine, 121(3), 288-296.

Haverbeke, A., Pluijmakers, J., & Diederich, C. (2015). Behavioral evaluations of shelter dogs: Literature review, perspectives, and follow-up within the European member states’s legislation with emphasis on the Belgian situation. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 10(1), 5-11.

Howard, V. J., & Digennaro Reed, F. D. (2015). An Evaluation of Training Procedures for Animal Shelter Volunteers. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 35(3-4), 296-320.

Kommedal, A. T., Wagner, D., & Hurley, K. (2015). The Use of a Shelter Software a to Track Frequency and Selected Risk Factors for Feline Upper Respiratory Infection. Animals, 5(2), 161-172.

Lambert, K., Coe, J., Niel, L., Dewey, C., & Sargeant, J. M. (2015). A systematic review and meta-analysis of the proportion of dogs surrendered for dog-related and owner-related reasons. Preventive veterinary medicine, 118(1), 148-160.

Lampe, Rachel, Thomas H. Witte. Speed of Dog Adoption: Impact of Online Photo Traits, JAAWS, Vol. 18, No. 4, 2015

Langman, Vaughan A. Nancy Ellifrit, Debra Sime, Mike Rowe and Allan Hogue. Testing Refrigeration Trucks for the Emergency Evacuation of Companion Animals, JAAWS, Vol. 18, No. 4, 2015

Miller, L., & Zawistowski, S. (2015). Housing, husbandry, and behavior of dogs in animal shelters. Animal Behavior for Shelter Veterinarians and Staff, 145.

Mornement, K. M., Coleman, G. J., Toukhsati, S. R., & Bennett, P. C. (2015). Evaluation of the predictive validity of the Behavioural Assessment for Re-homing K9’s (BARK) protocol and owner satisfaction with adopted dogs. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 167, 35-42.

Olson, K. R., Levy, J. K., Norby, B., Crandall, M. M., Broadhurst, J. E., Jacks, S., … & Zimmerman, M. S. (2015). Inconsistent identification of pit bull-type dogs by shelter staff. The Veterinary Journal, 206(2), 197-202.

Olynk Widmar, Nicole, Emily Lord, & Annette Litster. Sensitivity Analysis to Aid Shelter Management Decisions: How Does Altering Expenditure Affect Operational Viability? JAAWS, Vol. 18, No. 3, 2015

Protopopova, A., & Wynne, C. D. (2015). Improving in‐kennel presentation of shelter dogs through response‐dependent and response‐independent treat delivery. Journal of applied behavior analysis.

Reid, P. J., & Collins, K. (2015). Training and behavior modification for the shelter. Animal Behavior for Shelter Veterinarians and Staff, 172.

Roberts, J. S. (2015). Occupational stress in animal shelter workers (Doctoral dissertation, University of Toronto).

Scotney, R. L., McLaughlin, D., & Keates, H. L. (2015). A systematic review of the effects of euthanasia and occupational stress in personnel working with animals in animal shelters, veterinary clinics, and biomedical research facilities. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 247(10), 1121-1130.

Shabelansky, A., Dowling-Guyer, S., Quist, H., D’Arpino, S. S., & McCobb, E. (2015). Consistency of shelter dogs’ behavior toward a fake versus real stimulus dog during a behavior evaluation. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 163, 158-166.

Svoboda, H. J., & Hoffman, C. L. (2015). Investigating the role of coat colour, age, sex, and breed on outcomes for dogs at two animal shelters in the United States. Animal Welfare, 24(4), 497-506.

Voslarova, Eva, Jiri Zak, Vladimir Vecerek & Iveta Bedanova, Breed Characteristics of Abandoned and Lost Dogs in the Czech Republic, JAAWS, Vol. 18, No. 4, 2015

Weaver, H. (2015). Pit Bull Promises Inhuman Intimacies and Queer Kinships in an Animal Shelter. GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, 21(2-3), 343-363.

Weiss, E. (2015). Safety nets and support for pets at risk of entering the sheltering system. Animal Behavior for Shelter Veterinarians and Staff, 286.

Widmar, N. O., Lord, E., & Litster, A. (2015). Sensitivity Analysis to Aid Shelter Management Decisions: How Does Altering Expenditure Affect Operational Viability?. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, (ahead-of-print), 1-13.

Willen, R. M. (2015). Factors Determining the Effects of Human Interaction on the Cortisol Levels of Shelter Dogs (Doctoral dissertation, Wright State University).

Workman, Miranda K. & Christy L. Hoffman. An Evaluation of the Role the Internet Site Petfinder Plays in Cat Adoptions, JAAWS, Vol. 18, No. 4, 2015

Zito, S., Paterson, M., Vankan, D., Morton, J., Bennett, P., & Phillips, C. (2015). Determinants of Cat Choice and Outcomes for Adult Cats and Kittens Adopted from an Australian Animal Shelter. Animals, 5(2), 276-314.

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