Journal article

What happens to shelter dogs? Part 2. Comparing three melbourne welfare shelters for nonhuman animals.

Linda C Marston, Pauleen C Bennett, Grahame J Coleman

Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science | Published : 2005

Abstract

Although the characteristics of dogs admitted to animal welfare shelters have been described previously, few studies have compared the statistics of different welfare shelters. The existing studies compare shelters that differ operationally and philosophically on factors such as whether they perform euthanasia or whether the shelter receives both impounded and relinquished animals. This study aims to determine whether differences in admission and outcome data exist between shelters when these issues are constant. The study sampled 3 metropolitan Australian shelters over a 12-month period. All shelters sampled serve both as municipal pounds and welfare shelters, perform euthanasia as required..

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