Human and animal factors related to relinquishment of dogs and cats in 12 selected animal shelters in the United States.
- M. Salman, J. New, J. Scarlett, P. Kass, R. Ruch-Gallie, S. Hetts
- BiologyJournal of Applied Animal Welfare Science
Since the 1940s, perceived companion animal overpopulation in the United States has been an important issue to the animal welfare community, but the nature and scope of this problem have been notoriously difficult to characterize.
Characteristics of Shelter-Relinquished Animals and Their Owners Compared With Animals and Their Owners in U.S. Pet-Owning Households
It was found that relinquishment was associated with physical and behavioral characteristics of the animals and owner characteristics and knowledge and duration of ownership was significantly shorter for relinquished animals.
Molecular Studies on the Ecology of Listeria monocytogenes in the Smoked Fish Processing Industry
- D. Norton, Meghan A. McCamey, K. Gall, J. Scarlett, K. Boor, M. Wiedmann
- Medicine, BiologyApplied and Environmental Microbiology
- 1 January 2001
Application of molecular approaches can provide critical information on the ecology of different L. monocytogenes strains in food processing environments, which can be used to develop practical recommendations for improved control of this important food-borne pathogen in the food industry.
Path analysis for seven postpartum disorders of Holstein cows.
Path analysis and multiple logistic regression with an extrabinomial variation error term were used to model seven postpartum clinical disorders of dairy cows and factors related to the calf, finding that dystocia was related to an increase in the odds of retained placenta.
Overweight cats: prevalence and risk factors.
- J. Scarlett, S. Donoghue, J. Saidla, J. Wills
- MedicineInternational journal of obesity and related…
- 1 June 1994
Apartment dwelling, inactivity, middle age, being male, neutered, of mixed breeding, and certain dietary factors were associated with being overweight.
Comparative genetic characterization of Listeria monocytogenes isolates from human and animal listeriosis cases.
These findings confirm the presence of clonal groups of L. monocytogenes, which appear to be characterized by unique virulence or host specificity patterns and suggest the possibility of host specificity for non-primate mammals among lineage III strains.
Prevalence of enteric zoonotic agents in cats less than 1 year old in central New York State.
The results suggest that clinical signs such as diarrhea are not reliable predictors of whether a cat is actively shedding enteric organisms, and the decision to test a newly adopted cat should be based on the potential risks to the client rather than on the cat's clinical presentation.
Behavioral Reasons for Relinquishment of Dogs and Cats to 12 Shelters
The Regional Shelter Relinquishment Study sponsored by the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy (NCPPSP) is a national research project designed to explore the characteristics of…
Long-term risks and benefits of early-age gonadectomy in dogs.
- C. Spain, J. Scarlett, K. Houpt
- Medicine, BiologyJournal of the American Veterinary Medical…
- 1 February 2004
Because early-age gonadectomy appears to offer more benefits than risks for male dogs, animal shelters can safely gonadectomize male dogs at a young age and veterinary practitioners should consider recommending routine gonadsectomy for client-owned male dogs before the traditional age of 6 to 8 months.
Reasons for relinquishment of companion animals in U.S. animal shelters: selected health and personal issues.
Analysis of health and personal issues suggests that education and counseling before and after acquisition of a pet, as well as the availability of temporary accommodations for pets during times of personal crisis, may reduce relinquishments.