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  • September 1, 2003

    Inside-Out

    A recent study explores reasons behind owners' decisions to let cats outdoors.

  • July 1, 2003

    Dealing With a Wee Problem

    Litter box issues are high on the list of reasons for surrender of cats at shelters all over the country. But a recent study published in the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science (Vol. 5, No. 4, 2002) should give hope to shelter workers tired of seeing cats relinquished for potty problems.

  • July 1, 2003

    Trap-Neuter-Release-Success?

    Although a recent study on a Florida spay/neuter program for feral cats wasn't able to identify the program's precise effects, the results published in the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science (Vol. 5, No. 4, 2002) suggest that a feral cat trap-neuter-return program can be an important facet of a community strategy to fight pet overpopulation.

  • July 1, 2003

    Puppies Who Attend Kindergarten Are More Likely to Stay in Homes

    A recent study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association showed that puppies who attended humane society socialization classes when they were between 7 and 12 weeks old were more likely to stay in their homes than those who did not.

  • May 1, 2003

    Pet Project: Researchers Explore Cats’ Reactions to Being Petted

    A study at the Department of Psychology at New Zealand???s Massey University to determine cats??? responses to being petted.

  • May 1, 2003

    And Then There Were 22 ...

    Study conducted at a Florida university finds that patience, diligence, and discretion in a trap-neuter-return program can cut free-roaming cat numbers.

  • March 1, 2003

    Do Off-Site Adoption Events Encourage Impulse Decisions?

    Study finds retention rates are similar regardless of adoption venue???and adoption coordinators say it's because they screen carefully no matter where the process occurs.

  • January 1, 2003

    JAVMA Study Blames Selective Breeding and Inbreeding for OCD

    Obsessive-compulsive disorder in dogs and cats appears to be a genetic trait more common among certain breeds, and researchers find that only about one in ten dogs with OCD comes from an animal shelter.

  • November 1, 2002

    Roll Over for Beethoven

    Begone, heavy metal, pop, and chatter???shelter dogs prefer the classics.

  • September 1, 2002

    Owners Requesting Euthanasia Usually Have History of Commitment

    Study finds reasons for requests most often related to age and illness.

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