The animal behaviour and psychology section consider submissions on all aspects of animal health and welfare, ethical review, welfare assessment and refinement. The section also considers research relating to animal behaviour, cognition, comparative psychology, human-animal bond and neurophysiology. Other topics considered include zoo animal welfare and behaviour (including human-animal interactions in zoos); evolution and domestication; communication, cooperation, animal training and socialization; affective states, aggression, bites; animal therapy, assistance dogs.
Increasing adoption rates at animal shelters: a two-phase approach to predict length of stay and optimal shelter allocation
Among the 6–8 million animals that enter the rescue shelters every year, nearly 3–4 million (i.e., 50% of the incoming animals) are euthanized, and 10–25% of them are put to death specifically because of shelt...
Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2021 17:70