When you join SCAS as a member you are automatically entitled to some of the member benefits and discounts of the International Association of Human Animal Interaction Organization (IAHAIO). Continue reading
Saturday 17 March 2018 saw delegates come from across the UK to The College of Animal Welfare in Cambridgeshire for the Society of Companion Animal Studies (SCAS) conference on pets and housing.
For decades, SCAS and its membership have had an active interest in the issues surrounding pets in housing; working to inform government and raise awareness of the health and social benefits from owning pets, and highlighting the potentially devastating consequences of having to surrender pets due to lack of positive pets in housing legislation. Continue reading
‘‘One Health in AAI: Current trends and future collaborations in research and practice.’’
More than 150 delegates from over 30 countries attended the International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations (IAHAIO) symposium which took place from 24 to 26 October 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The symposium was hosted by the Dutch organisation AAIZOO. Continue reading
The International Association of Human-Animal Interaction organizations (IAHAIO) have recently released their November 2018 newsletter.
Battersea Dogs and Cats Home have launched a campaign for more pet-friendly social housing policies following research that showed 64% of housing association in London ban tenants from owning dogs in flats with no direct garden street access. Continue reading
A survey by Boehringer Ingelheim and Ipsos Research Institute has shown a number of health benefits to humans in owning a pet, with some key groups receiving the most benefit; namely those with depressive disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, cardiac health complaints and children with health issues. Continue reading
A study carried out by researchers in Sweden, and published in the journal Anthrozoos, has revealed that therapy dogs could be used to treat or prevent the development of cardiovascular disease in the elderly by lowering blood pressure of residents in a nursing home. Continue reading
The University of Arizona are recruiting for two positions for a funded Human Animal Interaction (HAI) project. The project investigates the roles of oxytocin and vasopressin in HAI, involving dogs and 8-10 year old children. Continue reading
On Friday 26 October 2018, the second reading of the Cats Bill 2017-19 will take place in the House of Commons. Continue reading
The 15th Triennial International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations (IAHAIO) conference will take place from the 12 -14 April 2019 in Brewster, New York (one hour north of Manhattan) at the world-renowned Sam and Myra Ross Institute at Green Chimneys. Continue reading