Benchmarking Best Practices in Decreasing Animal Shelter Euthanasia Rates Across the West Coast

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Title:
Benchmarking Best Practices in Decreasing Animal Shelter Euthanasia Rates Across the West Coast
Author:
Maubach, Bianca
Issue Date:
2014
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Cats and dogs are companion animals kept as domestic pets primarily to keep a person company, for protection, and for entertainment. Around 7.6 million companion animals end up in American shelters every year for a variety of reasons such as divorce, foreclosure, economic problems, etc. Unfortunately, 9,000 companion animals are euthanized every single day in America’s shelters and about 3 million animals per year. This is an important problem that every animal admitted to a shelter is facing. This research project helps identify and indicate successful interventions to reduce euthanasia rates and correlations to advance improvements in animal welfare across the West Coast States. The study results indicate that cats are at a disadvantage when admitted to American shelters since their euthanasia rates are high at around 59 percent and reduced to 23 percent after successful programs were implemented. The highest euthanasia rate for dogs was found with 35 percent in the fiscal year 2008-2009 while 71 percent of all cats were euthanized in the same facility Successful implementations found in this study could be used for educational purposes and implementation in other shelters to save thousands of lives of companion animals dropped off every day at U.S. shelters.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.B.A.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Business Management
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleBenchmarking Best Practices in Decreasing Animal Shelter Euthanasia Rates Across the West Coasten_US
dc.creatorMaubach, Biancaen
dc.contributor.authorMaubach, Biancaen
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractCats and dogs are companion animals kept as domestic pets primarily to keep a person company, for protection, and for entertainment. Around 7.6 million companion animals end up in American shelters every year for a variety of reasons such as divorce, foreclosure, economic problems, etc. Unfortunately, 9,000 companion animals are euthanized every single day in America’s shelters and about 3 million animals per year. This is an important problem that every animal admitted to a shelter is facing. This research project helps identify and indicate successful interventions to reduce euthanasia rates and correlations to advance improvements in animal welfare across the West Coast States. The study results indicate that cats are at a disadvantage when admitted to American shelters since their euthanasia rates are high at around 59 percent and reduced to 23 percent after successful programs were implemented. The highest euthanasia rate for dogs was found with 35 percent in the fiscal year 2008-2009 while 71 percent of all cats were euthanized in the same facility Successful implementations found in this study could be used for educational purposes and implementation in other shelters to save thousands of lives of companion animals dropped off every day at U.S. shelters.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.S.B.A.en
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineBusiness Managementen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
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