What happens to shelter dogs? An analysis of data for 1 year from three Australian shelters.

@article{Marston2004WhatHT,
  title={What happens to shelter dogs? An analysis of data for 1 year from three Australian shelters.},
  author={Linda C Marston and Pauleen Bennett and Grahame John Coleman},
  journal={Journal of applied animal welfare science : JAAWS},
  year={2004},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={27-47}
}
Annually, welfare shelters admit many dogs, including those whose caregivers surrender them or dogs who are strays. This article analyzes admission data from 3 metropolitan Australian shelters. The study collected data for a 1-year period and analyzed them to identify the characteristics of the typical shelter dog; patterns of relinquishment, sales, reclamation and euthanasia; and duration of stay and reasons underlying euthanasia, relinquishment, and postadoptive return. The study tracked more… CONTINUE READING