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Articles on Animal Sheltering

This is a collection of summaries of articles on animal sheltering from the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science (JAAWS). JAAWS is the leading peer-reviewed journal on the science of animal welfare for veterinarians, scientists and public policy makers. It presents articles and reports on practices that demonstrably enhance the welfare of wildlife, companion animals and animals used in research, agriculture and zoos. To get access to the back issues of JAAWS, please join as a Scholar or Professional Member.

Baquero, O. S., Chiozzotto, E. N., Garcia, R. D. C. M., Amaku, M., & Ferreira, F. (2017). Abandonment of Dogs and Cats: Public Opinions as Population Management Indicators. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 20(3), 289-295.

Ellis, C. F., McCormick, W., & Tinarwo, A. (2017). Analysis of Factors Relating to Companion Rabbits Relinquished to Two United Kingdom Rehoming Centers. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 20(3), 230-239.

Gunter, L., Protopopova, A., Hooker, S. P., Der Ananian, C., & Wynne, C. D. (2017). Impacts of Encouraging Dog Walking on Returns of Newly Adopted Dogs to a Shelter. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 20(4), 357-371.

Dolan, E. D., Weiss, E., & Slater, M. R. (2017). Welfare Impacts of Spay/Neuter-Focused Outreach on Companion Animals in New York City Public Housing. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 20(3), 257-272.

Iliopoulou, M. A., Rosenbaum, R. P., & Carleton, C. L. (2017). Development of a Canine Care and Welfare Knowledge Scale: Implications for Welfare and Preventing Dogfighting. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 20(4), 344-356.

Nimer, A., Meneses, N., Watson, Z. D., Shuster, S. M., & Benford, R. (2018). Population survey and management strategies of free-roaming dogs (Canis familiaris) on Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 21(2): 1-15.

No Dog Left Behind: A Hedonic Pricing Model for Animal Shelters; Laura A. Reese, Mark Skidmore, William Dyar & Erika Rosebrook

Safewalk: Improving Enrichment and Adoption Rates for Shelter Dogs by Changing Human Behavior; Terri M. Bright & Louise Hadden

Zak, J., Voslarova, E., Vecerek, V., & Bedanova, I. (2018). Impact of mandatory microchipping on traceability of sheltered dogs in the Czech Republic. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 21(2), 108-119.

Stella, J. L., Croney, C. C., & Buffington, C. T. (2017). Behavior and Welfare of Domestic Cats Housed in Cages Larger than US Norm. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 20(3), 296-312.

Travers, C., Degeling, C., & Rock, M. (2017). Companion animals in natural disasters: a scoping review of scholarly sources. Journal of applied animal welfare science, 20(4), 324-343.

Bartlett, P. C., Bartlett, A., Walshaw, S., & Halstead, S. (2005). Rates of euthanasia and adoption for dogs and cats in Michigan animal shelters. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 8(2), 97-104.

Bennett S, Weng H, Walker S, Placer M, Lister 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.

Bright, T. M., & Hadden, L. (2017). Safewalk: Improving Enrichment and Adoption Rates for Shelter Dogs by Changing Human Behavior. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 20(1), 95-105.

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 Science18(2), 169-180.

Brown, W. P., Davidson, J. P., & Zuefle, M. E. (2013). Effects of phenotypic characteristics on the length of stay of dogs at two no kill animal shelters. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 16(1).

Coe, J. B., Young, I., Lambert, K., Dysart, L., Nogueira Borden, L., & Rajić, A. (2014). A scoping review of published research on the relinquishment of companion animals. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 17(3), 253-273.

Cook, A. J., & McCobb, E. (2012). Quantifying the shelter rabbit population: An analysis of Massachusetts and Rhode Island animal shelters. Journal of applied animal welfare science, 15(4), 297-312.

Coppola, C. L., Enns, R. M., & Grandin, T. (2006). Noise in the animal shelter environment: building design and the effects of daily noise exposure. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 9(1), 1-7.

Decker, S. M., Lord, L. K., Walker, W. L., & Wittum, T. E. (2010). Emergency and disaster planning at Ohio animal shelters. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 13(1), 66-76.

Diesel, G., Brodbelt, D., & Pfeiffer, D. U. (2010). Characteristics of relinquished dogs and their owners at 14 rehoming centers in the United Kingdom. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 13(1), 15-30.

Fantuzzi, J. M., Miller, K. A., & Weiss, E. (2010). Factors relevant to adoption of cats in an animal shelter. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 13(2), 174-179.

Farnworth, M. J., Campbell, J., & Adams, N. J. (2011). What’s in a name? Perceptions of stray and feral cat welfare and control in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 14(1), 59-74.

Faver, C. A. (2009). Sterilization of companion animals: Exploring the attitudes and behaviors of Latino students in south Texas. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 12(4), 314-330.

Fielding, W. J. (2010). Dog breeding in new providence, The Bahamas, and its potential impact on the roaming dog population II: the fate of puppies. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 13(4), 300-313.

Fielding, W. J., & Mather, J. (2000). Stray dogs in an island community: A case study from New Providence, The Bahamas. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 3(4), 305-319.

Fielding, W. J., Gall, M., Green, D., & Eller, W. S. (2012). Care of dogs and attitudes of dog owners in Port-au-Prince, the Republic of Haiti. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 15(3), 236-253.

Hennessy, M. B., Voith, V. L., Young, T. L., Hawke, J. L., Centrone, J., McDowell, A. L., … & Davenport, G. M. (2002). Exploring human interaction and diet effects on the behavior of dogs in a public animal shelter. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 5(4), 253-273.

Hill, S. E., & Murphy, N. C. (2016). Analysis of Dog Adoption Success and Failure Using Surveys With Vignettes. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 19(2), 144-156.

Hoffman, C. L., Harrison, N., Wolff, L., & Westgarth, C. (2014). Is That Dog a Pit Bull? A Cross-Country Comparison of Perceptions of Shelter Workers Regarding Breed Identification. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 17(4), 322-339.

Hsu, Y., Liu Severinghaus, L., & Serpell, J. A. (2003). Dog keeping in Taiwan: its contribution to the problem of free-roaming dogs. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 6(1), 1-23.

Hughes, K. L., Slater, M. R., & Haller, L. (2002). The effects of implementing a feral cat spay/neuter program in a Florida county animal control service. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 5(4), 285-298.

Jakovcevic, A., Elgier, A. M., Mustaca, A. E., & Bentosela, M. (2013). Frustration behaviors in domestic dogs. Journal of applied animal welfare science, 16(1), 19-34.

Jones, A. L., & Downs, C. T. (2011). Managing feral cats on a university’s campuses: how many are there and is sterilization having an effect?. Journal of applied animal welfare science, 14(4), 304-320.

Jones, S., Dowling-Guyer, S., Patronek, G. J., Marder, A. R., Segurson D’Arpino, S., & McCobb, E. (2014). Use of Accelerometers to Measure Stress Levels in Shelter Dogs. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 17(1), 18-28.

Kass, P. H., New Jr, J. C., Scarlett, J. M., & Salman, M. D. (2001). Understanding animal companion surplus in the United States: Relinquishment of nonadoptables to animal shelters for euthanasia. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 4(4), 237-248.

Kwan, J. Y., & Bain, M. J. (2013). Owner attachment and problem behaviors related to relinquishment and training techniques of dogs. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 16(2), 168-183.

La Jeunesse, C. G. (2013). Workable Answers: Expanding Knowledge Around Euthanasia: A Review of Blue Juice: Euthanasia in Veterinary Medicine, by Patricia Morris. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 16(2), 205-208.

Lampe, L. and T.H. Witte. (2015). Speed of Dog Adoption: Impact of Online Photo Traits. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 18:4, 343-354.

Langman V, Ellifrit N, Sime D, Rowe M, Hogue A. (2015). Testing Refrigerator Trucks for the Emergency Evacuation of Companion Animals. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 18:4, 398-403.

Lepper, M., Kass, P. H., & Hart, L. A. (2002). Prediction of adoption versus euthanasia among dogs and cats in a California animal shelter. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 5(1), 29-42.

Marston, L. C., & Bennett, P. C. (2009). Admissions of cats to animal welfare shelters in Melbourne, Australia. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 12(3), 189-213.

Marston, L. C., Bennett, P. C., & Coleman, G. J. (2004). What happens to shelter dogs? An analysis of data for 1 year from three Australian shelters. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 7(1), 27-47.

Mather, J. (2011). Avoiding Pitfalls in the Business of Animal Management: A Review of Animal Control Management: A New Look at Public Responsibility, by Stephen Aronson. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 14(3), 265-267.

McDowell, B., Burns, P., & Lepczyk, C. A. (2011). Trends in Sheltering and Welfare at the Hawaiian Humane Society, Oahu, Hawaii. Journal of applied animal welfare science, 14(4), 321-339.

Mondelli, F., Prato Previde, E., Verga, M., Levi, D., Magistrelli, S., & Valsecchi, P. (2004). The bond that never developed: adoption and relinquishment of dogs in a rescue shelter. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 7(4), 253-266.

Mornement, K. M., Coleman, G. J., Toukhsati, S., & Bennett, P. C. (2010). A review of behavioral assessment protocols used by Australian animal shelters to determine the adoption suitability of dogs. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 13(4), 314-329.

Morris, K. N., & Gies, D. L. (2014). Trends in Intake and Outcome Data for Animal Shelters in a Large US Metropolitan Area, 1989 to 2010. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 17(1), 59-72.

Neidhart, L., & Boyd, R. (2002). Companion animal adoption study. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 5(3), 175-192.

New Jr, J. C., Salman, M. D., King, M., Scarlett, J. M., Kass, P. H., & Hutchison, J. M. (2000). Characteristics of shelter-relinquished animals and their owners compared with animals and their owners in US pet-owning households. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 3(3), 179-201.

New, Jr, J. C., Kelch, W. J., Hutchison, J. M., Salman, M. D., King, M., Scarlett, J. M., & Kass, P. H. (2004). Birth and death rate estimates of cats and dogs in US households and related factors. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 7(4), 229-241.

New, Jr, J. C., Salman, M. D., Scarlett, J. M., Kass, P. H., Vaughn, J. A., Scherr, S., & Kelch, W. J. (1999). Moving: Characteristics of dogs and cats and those relinquishing them to 12 US animal shelters. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 2(2), 83-96.

Notaro, S. J. (2004). Disposition of shelter companion animals from nonhuman animal control officers, citizen finders, and relinquished by caregivers. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 7(3), 181-188.

O’Connor, R., Coe, J. B., Niel, L., & Jones-Bitton, A. (2016). Effect of Adopters’ Lifestyles and Animal-Care Knowledge on Their Expectations Prior to Companion-Animal Guardianship. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 19(2), 157-170.

Olson, P. N. (2005). Caring for Nonhuman Animals in Shelters: A Reference for Health Care Professionals. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 8(2), 151-152.

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

Peng, S. J. L., Lee, L. Y. T., & Fei, A. C. Y. (2012). Shelter animal management and trends in Taiwan. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 15(4), 346-357.

Poss, J. E., & Everett, M. (2006). Impact of a bilingual mobile spay/neuter clinic in a US/Mexico border city. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 9(1), 71-77.

Pullen, A. J., Merrill, R. J., & Bradshaw, J. W. (2013). The effect of familiarity on behavior of kenneled dogs during interactions with conspecifics. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 16(1), 64-76.

Reading, A. S., Scarlett, J. M., & Berliner, E. A. (2014). A novel approach to identify and map kitten clusters using Geographic Information Systems (GIS): a case study from Tompkins County, NY. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 17(4), 295-307.

Reese, L. A., Skidmore, M., Dyar, W., & Rosebrook, E. (2017). No Dog Left Behind: A Hedonic Pricing Model for Animal Shelters. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 20(1), 52-64.

Reeve, C. L., Spitzmuller, C., Rogelberg, S. G., Walker, A., Schultz, L., & Clark, O. (2004). Employee reactions and adjustment to euthanasia-related work: Identifying turning-point events through retrospective narratives. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 7(1), 1-25.

Rogelberg, S. G., DiGiacomo, N., Reeve, C. L., Spitzmüller, C., Clark, O. L., Teeter, L., … & Starling, P. G. (2007). What shelters can do about euthanasia-related stress: An examination of recommendations from those on the front line. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 10(4), 331-347.

Salman, M. D., Hutchison, J., Ruch-Gallie, R., Kogan, L., New Jr, J. C., Kass, P. H., & Scarlett, J. M. (2000). Behavioral reasons for relinquishment of dogs and cats to 12 shelters. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 3(2), 93-106.

Salman, M. D., New, Jr, J. G., Scarlett, J. M., Kass, P. H., Ruch-Gallie, R., & Hetts, S. (1998). Human and animal factors related to relinquishment of dogs and cats in 12 selected animal shelters in the United States. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 1(3), 207-226.

Scarlett, J. M., Salman, M. D., New, Jr, J. G., & Kass, P. H. (1999). Reasons for relinquishment of companion animals in US animal shelters: selected health and personal issues. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 2(1), 41-57.

Scarlett, J., & Johnston, N. (2012). Impact of a subsidized spay neuter clinic on impoundments and euthanasia in a community shelter and on service and complaint calls to animal control. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 15(1), 53-69.

Scott, K. C., Levy, J. K., Gorman, S. P., & Neidhart, S. M. N. (2002). Body condition of feral cats and the effect of neutering. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 5(3), 203-213.

Shore, E. R. (2005). Returning a recently adopted companion animal: adopters’ reasons for and reactions to the failed adoption experience. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 8(3), 187-198.

Shore, E. R., & Girrens, K. (2001). Characteristics of animals entering an animal control or humane society shelter in a midwestern city. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 4(2), 105-115.

Shore, E. R., Petersen, C. L., & Douglas, D. K. (2003). Moving as a reason for pet relinquishment: A closer look. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 6(1), 39-52.

Siettou, C., Fraser, I. M., & Fraser, R. W. (2014). Investigating Some of the Factors That Influence “Consumer” Choice When Adopting a Shelter Dog in the United Kingdom. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 17(2), 136-147.

Soto, F. R. M., Ferreira, F., Pinheiro, S. R., Nogari, F., Risseto, M. R., de Souza, O., & Amaku, M. (2005). Adoption of shelter dogs in a Brazilian community: assessing the caretaker profile. Journal of applied animal welfare science, 8(2), 105-116.

Stelow, Elizabeth A. Melissa J. Bain and Philip H. Kass. The Relationship Between Coat Color and Aggressive Behaviors in the Domestic Cat,  JAAWS, Vol 19, No. 1, 2016

Thorn, J. M., Templeton, J. J., Van Winkle, K. M., & Castillo, R. R. (2006). Conditioning shelter dogs to sit. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 9(1), 25-39.

Uetake, K., Yamada, S., Yano, M., & Tanaka, T. (2014). A Survey of Attitudes of Local Citizens of a Residential Area Toward Urban Stray Cats in Japan. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 17(2), 172-177.

van Hoek, C. S., & Ten Cate, C. (1998). Abnormal behavior in caged birds kept as pets. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 1(1), 51-64.

Voslarova E, Zak J, Vecerek V, Bedanova I. (2015) Breed Characteristics of Abandoned and Lost Dogs in the Czech Republic, Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 18:4, 332-342.

Weiss, E. (2002). Selecting shelter dogs for service dog training. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 5(1), 43-62.

Weiss, E., & Gramann, S. (2009). A comparison of attachment levels of adopters of cats: Fee-based adoptions versus free adoptions. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 12(4), 360-370.

Weng, H. Y., & Hart, L. A. (2012). Impact of the economic recession on companion animal relinquishment, adoption, and euthanasia: a Chicago animal shelter’s experience. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 15(1), 80-90.

Weng, H. Y., Kass, P. H., Hart, L. A., & Chomel, B. B. (2006). Animal protection measures in Taiwan: Taiwanese attitudes toward the animal protection law and animal shelters. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 9(4), 315-326.

White, S. C., Jefferson, E., & Levy, J. K. (2010). Impact of publicly sponsored neutering programs on animal population dynamics at animal shelters: The New Hampshire and Austin experiences. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 13(3), 191-212.

Workman, M. K., & Hoffman, C. L. (2015). An Evaluation of the Role the Internet Site Petfinder Plays in Cat Adoptions. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 18(4), 388-397.

Zawistowski, S., Morris, J., Salman, M. D., & Ruch-Gallie, R. (1998). Population dynamics, overpopulation, and the welfare of companion animals: new insights on old and new data. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 1(3), 193-206.

Zito, S., Morton, J., Paterson, M., Vankan, D., Bennett, P. C., Rand, J., & Phillips, C. J. (2016). Cross-sectional study of characteristics of owners and nonowners surrendering cats to four Australian animal shelters. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 19(2), 126-143.

Zito, S., Morton, J., Vankan, D., Paterson, M., Bennett, P. C., Rand, J., & Phillips, C. J. (2016). Reasons People Surrender Unowned and Owned Cats to Australian Animal Shelters and Barriers to Assuming Ownership of Unowned Cats. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 19(3), 303-319.

 

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