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Prodigal Pets: A History of Animal Sheltering in America and the Origin of the No Kill Movement (2018) by Susan K. Houser Replacing Myth with Math: Using Evidence-Based Programs to Eradicate Shelter Overpopulation by Peter Marsh, Town and Country Reprographics, Inc. There are very few publications that provide...

Early this century, independent scholar Jonathan Burt, author of the Reaktion book Animals in Film, persuaded the publisher to produce a series of books on specific animals that would comb ine a broad mix of human-animal interactions and feature each animal’s role in the arts and...

The Dog Days of Summer are so-called because Sirius, the dog star, appears in the night sky from around July through September. Sirius’ appearance in the night sky has long been associated with hot, dry weather (which is becoming hotter and drier as the earth...

Notes from Publisher’s copy plus additional comments by Andrew Rowan - The late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries were rough times to be a stray cat in New York City. The city’s human residents dealt with feline overpopulation by gassing unwanted cats or tossing them in...

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