Open Menu Close Menu Open Search Close Search Open Directory Close Directory

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo: Conserving Wildlife through Animal Policy

M.S. in Animals and Public Policy Externship Experience (MAPP) May-July 2019 Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo: Conserving Wildlife through Animal Policy Click link for presentation Mallori Morris As a conservation intern for Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo I focused on ethogram research for animals on the AZA Species Survival Program, horticulture projects and participated in various local conservation programs Read More

Survey of Massachusetts Animal Shelter Record-Keeping Practices in 2015

Theresa Vinic (MAPP alumna 2016), Seana Dowling-Guyer (Center for Animals & Public Policy), Joann Lindenmayer (Tufts University, Massachusetts Animal Coalition), Anne Lindsay (Massachusetts Animal Coalition), Richard Panofsky (Massachusetts Animal Coalition), & Emily McCobb (Center for Animals & Public Policy) Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science Published: August 8, 2019 DOI: 10.1080/10888705.2019.1646135 Abstract The animal sheltering Read More

Gray seals at Cape Cod: Looking at all sides while working with the Northwest Atlantic Seal Research Consortium

M.S. in Animals and Public Policy Externship Experience (MAPP) July-August 2019 Examining Stakeholder Perceptions of Conversations Surrounding Human-Seal-Shark Overlap in the Northwest Atlantic Region Click link for Externship Presentation Q&A with Nathan Click link for Q&A with Nathan The Northwest Atlantic Seal Research Consortium, Cape Cod, MA Nathan Alexander This summer with the Northwest Atlantic Read More

Human-Animal Interaction, Pet Ownership, Service Animals and more at the Animals & Society Short Course 2019

Dr. Megan Mueller is Assistant Professor, Human-Animal Interaction and Co-Director for Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction. Dr. Emily McCobb is Director for Tufts Shelter Medicine Program, Assistant Director for Center for Animals and Public Policy. Last year, they co-authored research that was published on the assessment of canine health and preventative care outcomes of a Read More

The Elizabeth A. Lawrence Endowed Fund

The Elizabeth A. Lawrence Endowed Fund was established by Rev. Priscilla Lawrence and her husband, Patrick Melampy, to honor the legacy of Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence, DVM, PhD.

Mobility and medical service dogs: a qualitative analysis of expectations and experiences

Kerri E. Rodriguez, Jessica Bibbo, Savannah Verdon (MAPP alumna, 2017) & Marguerite E. O’Haire Journal of Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology Published March 25, 2019 doi.org/10.1080/17483107.2019.1587015 Abstract Purpose: To qualitatively describe and compare the expectations and experiences of living with a mobility or medical service dog among those with a physical disability or chronic condition. Read More

The Elizabeth A. Lawrence Endowed Fund Community Outreach Grant Program

These competitive grants are for projects and programs involving animals and the human animal bond. The Lawrence Fund was established by Rev. Priscilla Lawrence and her husband, Patrick Melampy, to honor the legacy of Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence, DVM, PhD, co-founder of the center and originator of the Cummings School’s Human-Animal Relationships course. Under the Lawrence Read More

Animals & Society Short Course 2019

Animals & Society Short Course: Current Issues in Human-Animal Relationships 2nd Annual June 10-14, 2019 presented by Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy Course Director: Allen Rutberg, Ph.D., Director, Center for Animals and Public Policy Photos from event: The M.S. program in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program provides students with the knowledge and Read More

Service Dogs 101: What You Need to Know About These Special Tools

Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 12 PM – 12:50 PM in the Agnes Varis AUDITORIUM, in the Campus Center (#16 on the Campus Map) Part of the Animal Matters Seminar Series presented by Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy Speaker: Kristin Hartness, Executive Director, Canines for Disabled Kids This presentation will explain what the Read More

Making Laboratory Animal Care More Science-Friendly

Part of the Animal Matters Seminar Series presented by Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy with the American Society for Lab Animal Practitioners Wednesday, October 8, 2014 Speaker: Steven M. Niemi, DVM, DACLAM Director, Office of Animal Resources, Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, Cummings School of Read More