publication . Article . 2017

Opinions of UK rescue shelter and rehoming center workers on the problems facing their industry

Stavisky, Jenny; Brennan, Marnie L.; Downes, Martin J.; Dean, Rachel S.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 03 Jul 2017
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
  • Country: China (People's Republic of)
Abstract
Animal shelters exist worldwide to care for and rehome unwanted or straying pets. Previous studies have examined why owners breed unwanted animals, or relinquish their pets to shelters. However, the views of shelter workers, who receive and care for these animals, have previously been largely unexplored. The aim of this study was to investigate the perceptions of animal shelter workers on the problems facing their industry. A sampling frame was constructed, consisting of every identified shelter in the UK, and a postal questionnaire sent to each. This included two open questions, soliciting respondents’ views on their biggest problems, and inviting further comme...
Subjects
free text keywords: Attitudes, Pet overpopulation, Relinquishment, Rescue shelter, Animal Science and Zoology, Sociology and Political Science, Education, Veterinary (miscalleneous), Anthropology, Sampling frame, Psychology, Perception, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Thematic analysis, Public relations, business.industry, business, Veterinary medicine, Social psychology
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publication . Article . 2017

Opinions of UK rescue shelter and rehoming center workers on the problems facing their industry

Stavisky, Jenny; Brennan, Marnie L.; Downes, Martin J.; Dean, Rachel S.;