Veterinary research needs study begins
"(The area of incidence data) represents a significant deficiency in the area of research, even though it is not specifically research-oriented," Dr. Albers said.
Incidence information that does exist is troubling. According to Dr. Beaver, behavior problems alone lead to the deaths of 13 million dogs and cats per year. "That's 10 percent of the cat and dog population dying from behavior problems. That is more than all infectious diseases in small animals," she said. Dogs bite four million people each year in the United States. And various other problems indicate that more research into behavior is needed.
JAVMA July 1, 2004
Opinions: Letters to the Editor - [June 12, 2004, Waukegan, IL]
Suburban Chicago Newspapers.com
[Feral Cat Blog! Note: See news articles under June 3 and 10 and action alerts under June 16.]
Walter Eager: Florida panther population continues to rebound
Vero Beach Press-Journal, FL
Rebels without their claws
Winnipeg Sun, Canada
Baby from afar brightens a family's Father's Day
The Express Times, PA
Animal shelter doing its best to deal with overwhelming numbers
Coshocton Tribune, OH
California bills go too far, critics say
... who awards tongue-in-cheek "Nosey Awards" for legislation that "sticks its nose where it least belongs," cited a bill to require microchipping of cats and dogs ... Record-Searchlight, CA
Feral eradication program stepped up
Environment Minister John Mickel said one of main targets, feral cats,
were vicious hunters that inflicted widespread damage on native wildlife.
Ninemsn - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Dog days of summer
... The Help for Animals mobile spay and neuter clinic van, which travels
within a 50-mile radius of the Tri-State, was also at the event. ...
Huntington Herald Dispatch - Huntington, WV, USA
Shelter brimming with cats
Durango Herald, CO
A protective bond
Mail Tribune, OR