SCAS Chairman Elisabeth Ormerod presented at the Lisbon Conference on The Link (between animal abuse and violence among people)

SCAS Chairman Elisabeth Ormerod presented at the Lisbon Conference on The Link (between animal abuse and violence among people), 1 July 2022.  

Dr Ormerod’s presentation, titled ‘The Link between Animal Abuse and Human Violence: Experiences from Europe (United Kingdom, Sweden, The Netherlands) and a Pathway to Preventing Future Violence’ can viewed here (1:43:58).

Dr Ormerod’s talk begins at 1:43:58).

The full programme is available in English and Portuguese, and presentation recordings can viewed here.

Office Dogs are Good for Business!

In the US, 24 June 2022 is Take Your Dog to Work Day! But why not make everywhere and every day a day where your dog can come to the office with you?  Research has shown that having pets in the workplace improves productivity, collaboration, and alleviates stress. Visit HARBI’s Woofice for more information and best practices to make workplaces pet friendly.

Employers are beginning to understand the importance of the human-animal bond and how pet-friendly policies can make their company more competitive. Several big US companies such as Amazon and Google already have dog-friendly office policies. To attract top talent to their company, one of London’s most prestigious law firms is also now permitting lawyers to bring their dogs to work.

Perhaps YOU could get your boss on board with this handy guide HABRI put together for businesses interested in increasing the wellbeing of their employees and their pets.  

Three ways you and your pet can make a difference during Loneliness Awareness Week 2022

By Sandra McCune for Society for Companion Animals (SCAS).

Did you feel particularly lonely or socially isolated at times during the pandemic lockdowns? You are not alone if you did. Many people struggled with restrictions on time with friends and family and just being among people less often in their workplaces or communities. As people spent more time at home, headlines spoke of the surge in pets being acquired for company, to offset loneliness and isolation, conditions described as an epidemic of our times, and that was before COVID19 came along.

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Participants sought for a SCAS-funded project into Pets and Rental Housing Properties

Ross Barker is a graduate student in Public Policy at Oregon State University, conducting a SCAS-funded research into pets and rental housing.  If you are a letting agent, property manager, or landlord for one or more rental housing properties in England or Scotland, the team would love to interview you for their research. All input remains confidential. Participants in the research will receive a gift card with a value of £50 GBP and will also receive a summary of research results upon request. Please reach out to Ross Barker at barkeros@oregonstate.edu if you would be willing to share your point of view. The interviews have typically been taking 40-55 minutes. Thank you.

Participants are sought who fit the following general criteria:

  • Rental housing property managers, landlords, or letting agents
  • Metro areas (urban or suburban) in England
  • Have knowledge of property policies, including those related to pets

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iNews article discusses the issue of pets in housing

An article just published in iNews discusses the issues and aguish caused by ‘no pet’ clauses in rental or temporary accommodation. Katie Grant interviewed various stakeholders, individuals, and organisations, including SCAS trustees.

Renting with pets: Thousands forced to give up cats and dogs because ‘only 5% of landlords allow animals’.

Read the full article here:

https://inews.co.uk/news/housing/renting-pets-thousands-forced-cats-dogs-landlords-allow-animals-1641979

Call for Posters to be presented at the 2022 SCAS Conference, ‘Pet Friendly Housing: How can we keep people and pets together?’

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Call for Posters to be presented at the 2022 SCAS Conference, ‘Pet Friendly Housing: How can we keep people and pets together?’ on Sunday 18th September 2022 (Online).

Abstracts are now being accepted for posters related to the subject of pet-friendly housing (rental accommodation, nursing homes, temporary shelter). Please submit abstracts to info@scas.org.uk by Wednesday 30 June 2022 and type ‘SCAS2022 Poster’ in the email subject line. All abstracts must be submitted in English, the official language of the conference.

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