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Foster programs, “failed adoptions”, and owner-requested euthanasia of dogs: research findings may help adoption rates of shelter dogs

Center for Animals and Public Policy researcher, Dr. Gary Patronek, publishes paper with Abbi Crowe from Best Friends Animal Society Factors Associated with High Live Release for Dogs at a Large, Open-Admission, Municipal Shelter Dr. Gary Patronek and Abbi Crowe Animals (This article belongs to the Special Issue “Animal Sheltering”) Published: March 28, 2018, DOI: Read More

Best of Breed

A $10 million renovation of the Foster Hospital creates expanded new spaces for pets to receive first-rate care.

Characteristics of cats sterilized through a subsidized, reduced-cost spay-neuter program in Massachusetts and of owners who had cats sterilized through this program

Published: September 1, 2016 Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association DOI: 10.2460/javma.249.5.490 Published by two MS in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) alumnae: Valerie A. Benka MS, MPP (MAPP alumna, 2012); Emily McCobb DVM, MS (MAPP alumna, 2002) Center for Animals and Public Policy, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton, MA Read More

The Power of Entangled Empathy, and its Challenges

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 12 PM – 1 PM Part of the Animal Matters Seminar Series presented by Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy with Tufts Student Association for Veterinary Ethics (SAVE) Speaker: Lori Gruen, PhD, William Griffin Professor of Philosophy, Wesleyan University View recorded seminar here: Made possible by the generous support of: Read More