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The number of cats and dogs impounded and euthanized at animal shelters in the USA has declined dramatically in recent decades. The Humane Society of the United States reported that in 1973 an estimated 13.5 million cats and dogs were euthanized nationwide; according to Best Friends Animal Society, ...

Author(s)
Spehar, D. D.; Wolf, P. J.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2020, 10, 8,
Abstract

For decades, animal shelters in the U.S. have sought to reduce the number of cats that are impounded and euthanized. Since the 1990s, low-cost sterilization campaigns aimed at owned cats have achieved varying levels of success in meeting these objectives. Over a similar time period, the use of...

Author(s)
Spehar, D. D.; Wolf, P. J.
Publisher
Frontiers Media S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland
Citation
Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 2019, 6, March, pp 77
Abstract

The objective of this study was to determine the main diseases that cause death or euthanasia in cats in the central region of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The Veterinary Pathology Laboratory (LPV-UFSM) files were reviewed from 1964 to 2013 and a total of 1,247 cat necropsies protocols were found. In ...

Author(s)
Togni, M.; Curtis, A.; Vargas, D. P.; Kommers, G. D.; Irigoyen, L. F.; Fighera, R. A.
Publisher
Colégio Brasileiro de Patologia Animal, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Citation
Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira, 2018, 38, 4, pp 741-750
Abstract

Available evidence indicates that overall levels of feline intake and euthanasia at U.S. shelters have significantly declined in recent decades. Nevertheless, millions of cats, many of them free-roaming, continue to be admitted to shelters each year. In some locations, as many as 70% of cats,...

Author(s)
Spehar, D. D.; Wolf, P. J.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2018, 8, 4, pp 55
Abstract

Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and feline leucosis virus (FeLV) are two pathogens in cats that may have severe consequences on the general health of the infected animal, especially in the long term. The stray cat population is a reservoir for maintaining the infection in this group but is also ...

Author(s)
Vugt, R. van; Nauwynck, H.; Polis, I.; Rooster, H. de
Publisher
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Ghent, Merelbeke, Belgium
Citation
Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift, 2019, 88, 3, pp 131-136
Abstract

Objectives: The purpose of this retrospective study was to assess outcomes of cats referred to a specialized adoption program for feline leukemia virus (FeLV)-positive cats. Methods: Cats referred to an FeLV-specific adoption program between January 2018 and July 2019 at an animal shelter in...

Author(s)
Lockhart, H. L.; Levy, J. K.; Amirian, E. S.; Hamman, N. T.; Frenden, M. K.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2020, 22, 12, pp 1160-1167
Abstract

Background: Since the first description of feline pemphigus foliaceus (PF) more than 30 years ago, numerous case reports have been published, while larger case series have remained rare. This large body of information, if extrapolated, could address clinical discrepancies and expand our knowledge...

Author(s)
Bizikova, P.; Burrows, A.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Veterinary Research, 2019, 15, 22, pp (09 January 2019)
Abstract

The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of a long-term (23-year) trap-neuter-return program on the population size of community cats in the Ocean Reef Community and to describe the demographic composition and outcome of enrolled cats. A retrospective study was performed using both ...

Author(s)
Kreisler, R. E.; Cornell, H. N.; Levy, J. K.
Publisher
Frontiers Media S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland
Citation
Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 2019, 6, February, pp 7
Abstract

Objectives: Non-surgical contraceptives are under development to provide accessible, affordable and humane alternatives for the management of free-roaming cat populations. The objective of this project was to develop a research approach for promising non-surgical contraceptives using outbred cats...

Author(s)
Fischer, A.; Benka, V. A. W.; Briggs, J. R.; Maki, J.; Morris, K. N.; Myers, K. A.; Rhodes, L.; Weedon, G. R.; Levy, J. K.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2018, 20, 9, pp 803-810
Abstract

Objectives: The objective was to evaluate factors associated with euthanasia in an animal shelter in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Methods Data from 3737 cats admitted to the shelter between January and December 2011 were evaluated. Results: Overall, 1989/3737 (53%) of admitted cats were...

Author(s)
Mozes, R.; Pearl, D. L.; Niel, L.; Weese, J. S.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2018, 20, 6, pp 479-486

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