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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

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

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

Characteristics of Excitable Dog Behavior Based on Owners’ Report from a Self-Selected Study

Published: March 15, 2016 Animals DOI: 10.3390/ani6030022   Anastasia Shabelansky and Seana Dowling-Guyer  Abstract Past research has found that excitable dog behavior is prevalent among sheltered and owned dogs and many times is a reason for canine relinquishment. In spite of its prevalence in the canine population, excitable behavior is relatively unstudied in the scientific literature. The Read More

Characterization and Comparison of Injuries Caused by Accidental and Non-accidental Blunt Force Trauma in Dogs and Cats

First published: March 3, 2016 Journal of Forensic Sciences DOI: 10.1111/1556-4029.13074   Nida P. Intarapanich B.A.(DVM Candidate 2016), Emily C. McCobb D.V.M., M.S., Robert W. Reisman D.V.M., Elizabeth A. Rozanski D.V.M., Pichai P. Intarapanich Ph.D. Department of Clinical Sciences, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, North Grafton, MA Center for Animals and Public Read More

The Healing Power of Pets: Fact, Fiction or Somewhere In Between?

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 12 PM – 1 PM Part of the Animal Matters Seminar Series from the Center for Animals and Public Policy Presented with Tufts Student Association for Veterinary Ethics (SAVE) Speaker: Hal Herzog, PhD Professor of Psychology, Western Carolina University Noon in the Varis Lecture Hall http://campusmaps.tufts.edu/grafton/ (Entrance via Jumbo’s Path) Read More