SCAS Chairperson Dr. Elizabeth Ormerod has written an article for Vet Times on the Challenges of no pets accommodation.
In the first of a three-part
series, this first article will provide an overview of pets in housing issues,
discuss progressive legislative developments and explain why addressing pets in
housing issues is the current priority for the Society for Companion Animal
Pets in Housing is the focus of this year’s annual SCAS conference, ‘Pet Friendly Housing: How can we keep people and pets together?’ (Register here).
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.
Kris Hill and Elizabeth Ormerod from the Society for Companion Animals Studies (SCAS) highlight the issue of ‘no pet’ clauses in rental properties, temporary accommodation, and care homes, and discuss potential solutions. Guest blog on Katzenworld.
With Easter fast approaching, springtime traditions such as egg
hunts and Easter bonnets are in full swing. Alongside this there is of course
the ‘Easter Bunny’.
With rabbits being one of the most popular pets in the UK,
Easter can often be a time of year where rabbit sales soar. However, many
people who purchase rabbits do so on impulse and are unaware of their complex
needs which can result in immense suffering and surrender to rescue. This is
reflected in statistics from the RSPCA
who reported a 28% increase from the previous year of rabbits being taken into
their care during 2021.
You are never too old to enjoy a good book and the company of a good dog (or cat, or rabbit, or guinea pig!). However, books inspire the imagination and reading is a good habit to encourage in children from a young age.