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dc.contributorWichita State University. Department of Psychologyen_US
dc.contributor.authorShore, Elsie R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorPetersen, Connie L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDouglas, Deanna K.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-29T16:35:23Z
dc.date.available2012-02-29T16:35:23Z
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.identifier12795858en_US
dc.identifier9804404en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal of applied animal welfare science : JAAWS. 2003; 6(1): 39-52.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1088-8705en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1207/S15327604JAWS0601_04en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/4674
dc.descriptionClick on the DOI link below to access the article (may not be free).en_US
dc.description.abstractOne of the most frequently given reasons for relinquishing a companion animal to an animal shelter is that the person or family is moving. Telephone interviews conducted with 57 caregivers who relinquished animal companions to a shelter in the midwestern United States covered details of the move, characteristics both of the caregivers and the animals, and efforts to avoid relinquishment. A human-nonhuman animal bonding scale also was administered. Although some participants had additional reasons for relinquishment, the majority had given up their pets solely because they were moving. Most had relatively low income, were moving for employment reasons, and were renting their homes. Landlord restrictions were an important factor in relinquishment. High scores on the bonding scale and spontaneous expressions of discomfort and sorrow suggest that external pressures overrode attachment to the animal and the pain of relinquishment.en_US
dc.format.extent39-52en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Applied Animal Welfare Science : JAAWSen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJ Appl Anim Welf Scien_US
dc.sourceNLMen_US
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshAnimal Welfareen_US
dc.subject.meshAnimalsen_US
dc.subject.meshAnimals, Domesticen_US
dc.subject.meshBonding, Human-Peten_US
dc.subject.meshChilden_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshInterviews as Topicen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshMidwestern United Statesen_US
dc.subject.meshOwnershipen_US
dc.subject.meshResidential Mobilityen_US
dc.titleMoving as a reason for pet relinquishment: a closer looken_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.coverage.spacialUnited Statesen_US
dc.description.versionpeer revieweden_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright © 2003 Sage Publicationsen_US


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