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International Cat Care is the custodian of International Cat Day, an organisation that works internationally to improve cat welfare through collation and promotion of evidence-based research into feline physical and mental wellbeing.
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Despite the conference being virtual this year, there is still the opportunity to submit a poster for presentation. The poster should address the theme of the conference and be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 August 2021.
You should include the image of your poster and a short video clip (approximately 3 minutes, MP4 file) of you presenting it.
We are looking for volunteers to join our 2021 public advisory panel. As a member of the SCAS advisory panel you would be invited to review some of this year’s applications for funding to help us to make decisions about the projects we fund.
In February 2021, the Society for Companion Animal Studies (SCAS), launched its 2021 round of funding to support research into Pets in Housing issues; a topic that SCAS has been passionate about for over 40 years.
In order to give additional time to those looking to apply, the deadline for returned applications has been extended to 31 May 2021.
Authors: Dr Sandra McCune V.N., B.A.(Mod), Ph.D., Evangelos Diamantakos, BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD cand, Barbara Cooper Hon Assoc RCVS Cert Ed Lic IPD DTM RVN
Many of us, at some time in our lives, will need to
stay at home or work from home for an extended period before our normal routine
resumes. It could be a period of illness or rehabilitation, changes in our care
needs or responsibilities or a time of unemployment. The national lockdown we
have returned to due to Covid19, and the subsequent increase in home working, have
been an extreme form of such a shift. For many pets and owners, it continues to
be a challenging time. Being restricted to home most of the time, having less
direct social time with those we care about and needing to adapt to changes in
our household make-up and dynamics can take us out of our comfort zone.
The Society for Companion Animal Studies (SCAS) and Fostering Compassion are delighted to announce a new downloadable publication: Creating Compassionate Classrooms, Children and pet loss: Guidance for teachers.
There have been several recent news items featuring small
lambs visiting nursing homes in Scotland and this was brought to the attention
of SCAS. There is now irrefutable scientific evidence that human-animal
interactions can be beneficial which has led to the introduction of many Animal
Assisted Intervention (AAI) programmes in health care facilities. However, great care is required in planning
AAI to help ensure that this does not put animals or people at risk.