Battling multiple sclerosis, volunteer rescue driver Nathalie Klinge became street dog population ecologist

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From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  October 2013: (Actually published on November 20,  2013.)  BARCELONA,  BUCHAREST–– “Stray Dog Ecology:  Back to the Basics” is for Dutch humane volunteer Nathalie Klinge not just the title of a talk,  but a summary of her way of life. Addressing the 2013 International Companion Animal Welfare Conference,  the ninth Klinge has attended […]

What do horses & donkeys tell us about dogs in Romania?

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From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  October 2013: (Actually published on November 20,  2013.) A roadkill victim in Romania. From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  October 2013: (Actually published on November 20,  2013.) By Merritt Clifton Two days after Dutch animal advocate and rescuer Nathalie Klinge addressed the ICAWC conference in Barcelona about her observations of dog population control in Romania,  […]

Street dog & feral cat population modeling: catch & kill vs. TNR

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From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  October 2013: (Actually published on November 20,  2013.) Nathalie Klinge offered the 2013 International Companion Animal Welfare Conference a model of street dog population management based on real-life experience in Romania that paralleled a model I have used for about 15 years to project the probable outcomes of neuter/return programs for either […]

Attempt to make Delaware a no-kill state fails with dissolution of Safe Haven

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From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  October 2013: (Actually published on November 20,  2013.) GEORGETOWN––A nationally heralded attempt to make Delaware a no-kill state ended ignominiously on November 14,  2013 with the closure of the Safe Haven no-kill shelter in Georgetown,  the euthanasia of 19 pit bulls who flunked behavioral screening,  and the evacuation of 22 more dogs,  […]

A Man of His Own

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From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  October 2013: (Actually published on November 20,  2013.) A Man of His Own  by Susan Wilson St. Martin’s Press (175 Fifth Ave.,  New York,  NY  10010),  2013.  358 pages,  hardcover.  $24.99. A Man of His Own is a novel based on the origins of the U.S. Army K-9 program during World War […]

BOOKS: Unlikely Loves

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From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  October 2013: (Actually published on November 20,  2013.) Unlikely Loves by Jennifer S. Holland Workman Publishing (225 Varick St.,  9th floor,  New York,  NY  10014), 2013.   221 pages,  paperback.  $13.95.    Jennifer Holland in Unlikely Loves follows up her 2011 best-seller Unlikely Friendships with 43 more amazing cross-species love stories,  including those […]

BOOKS— Wolves in Ireland: A Natural and Cultural History

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From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  October 2013: (Actually published on November 20,  2013.) Wolves in Ireland:   A Natural and Cultural History  by Kieran Hickey Four Courts Press (7 Malpas Street,  Dublin 8,  Ireland);  in U.S. c/o ISBS,  920 NE 58th Ave.,  Suite 300,  Portland,  OR  97213),  2011.  155 pages,  hardcover.  $45.00. National University of Ireland geography […]

BOOKS: Weekends with Daisy

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From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  October 2013: (Actually published on November 20,  2013.) Weekends with Daisy  by Sharron Kahn Luttrell Simon & Schuster (1230 Ave. of the Americas,  New York,   NY  10020),  2013.  311 pages,  hardcover.  $26.00. Weekends with Daisy is a journey into the care and training of puppies who will be placed with disabled […]

BOOKS: The Second Chance Dog

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From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  October 2013: (Actually published on November 20,  2013.) The Second Chance Dog  by Jon Katz Ballantine Books (1745 Broadway,  New York,  NY 10019),  2013. 267 pages,  hardcover.  $25.00. The Second Chance Dog may be the last of Jon Katz’ many successful dog stories written from Bedlam Farm in Hebron,  New York,  on […]

Death of RSPCA critic is ruled a suicide

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From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  October 2013: (Actually published on November 20,  2013.) Dawn Aubrey-Ward,  43,  hanged herself on May 8,  2013 in her home in Martock,  Somerset,   U.K.,  coroner Tony Williams ruled on October 14,  2013. A Royal SPCA animal welfare officer from 2008 to 2010,  Aubrey-Ward was among the three named sources for allegations […]