Category: News & Insights

  • Shelter Dogs and Breed Identifications

    For shelter Doggiess, identification of breed mix and heritage can be a matter of life or death. This is particularly true for the thousands of Doggiess who—based on appearance—are labeled as “Pit Bulls” by shelter workers. However, in a recent study led by Lisa Gunter in the Department of Psychology at Arizona State University, it […]

  • Animal Abuse Type and People’s Relationship to the Pet

    Photo by Jeremiah Higgins on Unsplash As states around the country move to stiffen punishments for animal cruelty, Michigan State University researchers have found a correlation between the types of animal abuse committed and the perpetrator’s relationship to an animal and its owner. For example, the animal’s owner tends to perpetrate animal-neglect crimes (i.e. withholding […]