MAPP Student Projects: Care and Management of Companion Animal Populations

2011

Whitney Allen
A Survey of Members of the Massachusetts Thoroughbred Breeders Association: Assessing Current Attitudes and Practices Regarding Thoroughbred Stallion and Broodmare Management with Emphasis on Information Dispersal
Carin Ferdowsian
Gas Chamber Euthanasia in Oklahoma Shelters: a Policy Memo for Animal Protection Groups
Emily Lines
Descriptive Study of Post-Adoption Retention in Six Shelters in 3 United States' Cities
Hilary Quist
Comparison of Shelter Dogs Behavioral Response to Real Versus Life-Like Stuffed Dogs
Ashley Washington (Okola)
Knowledge of Rabbit Husbandry at Rabbit Acquisition Sites: a Survey of Pet Stores, Animal Shelters, and Rabbit Rescues in Massachusetts and Rhode Island

2010

Megan Andreassi
Success of Social Networking for the Placement of Unwanted Horses
Elizabeth Arps
Evaluation of the Boston Responsible Pitbull Ordinance
Gabrielle Bright
Litigating Animal Shelter Legislation: an Analysis of Nguyen v. County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control
Amelia Cook
Quantifying the Shelter Rabbit Population: an Analysis of Massachusetts and Rhode Island Animal Shelters
Martha Grace
Bridging the Gap: Educating Decision Makers about the Connections Between Human Violence and Animal Cruelty

2009

Emily Forline
Characterizing the Dog Population and Dog Ownership in Cozumel, QR, Mexico
Mary Koncel
Catching the Spirit: A Follow-up Study of BLM Horse Adoptions in New England
Lauren (Hanna) Lentz
Determining Success Measures for Community Animal Welfare Projects
Alana Mahoney
An Investigation into the Dynamics of Shelter Protocol and Transfer Procedures in South Carolina Animal Rescue Organizations
Anastacia Spang
Effect of Perspective on Adoption Decision of Animal Shelter Visitors

2008

Valerie Benka
A Case Study of the Second Chance Fund for Animal Welfare’s Quick Fix Clinic in Worcester County, Massachusetts
Roberto Castillo
Exploring Contemporary Thoughts on the Use of Environmental Enrichment Programs in No-Kill Animal Shelter
Jennifer Fabiano
Understanding the National Statistics for Animal Care and Control in the United States (2005 – 2008)
Sarah Jones
Use of Accelerometers to Measure Stress Levels in Dogs

2007

Maura Puliafico
Ending Overpopulation: Can the MAC Spay/Neuter Clinic Help Reduce the Pet Surplus in Massachusetts?
Emily Wittman
Disposable Pets: Exploration into the Relinquishment of Unwanted Reptiles

2006

Sarah Cornetto
The Status of Dog Importation in the United States: a Review and Evaluation of State Regulations

2005

Bryn Conklin
Animal Adoption and the Pet Acquisition Process
Melanie Lary
The Plight of the Parrot: An Exploratory Study on the Relinquished Parrot Population of Massachusetts

2003

Colin Berry
Animal Hoarding: A Study of Case Outcomes
Katie Doloff
Types and Characteristics of Child Neglect Information Recorded by Animal Protection Services During Animal Hoarding Investigations
Sara Dykstra
Animal Sanctuaries: Current Standards and Regulation, and Ideas for the Future
Maria Vaca-Guzman
Animal Hoarders' Accounts

2002

Emily McCobb
Assessment of Stress Levels Among Cats in Boston Area Animal Shelters

2001

Heather Tallent
Evaluating International Approaches to Dangerous Dog Policy
Tristan Rehner
Inter-observer Reliability of a Behavior Assessment Protocol for Dogs

2000

Sarah Balcom
Animal Adoptions as Social Process: A Comparison of Two Shelters

1999

Irene Stalzer
A Survey of the Public Perception of Animal Shelters in One New York Suburb and a Discussion of Ways to Increase Adoption Rates
Hillary Twining
Managing the Stigma of Outlaw Breeds: A Case Study of Pit Bull Owners

1998

Tina Pereira
Using Social Marketing to Fight Cat Overpopulation: The Cat Samaritan Project

1997

Natalie Digiacomo
A Re-evaluation of Pet Relinquishment Through One-on-One Interviews with People Surrendering Pets to a Shelter
Lori Donley
The Epidemiology of Animal Cruelty, Abuse and Neglect in Massachusetts

1996

Elizabeth Clancy
Comprehensive Models of Dog and Cat Population Flows in Massachusetts
Stephanie Frommer
Loving Them to Death: How Surrenderers and Shelter Workers Manage the Guilt of Euthanasia