To keep the love of guinea pigs alive, Guinea Pig Appreciation Day celebrates everything that we love about these cutesy critters and celebrates just what it is that makes them great pets.
To learn more about how to take good care of your guinea pigs, check out PSDA’s dedicated webpage.
The Society for Companion Animal
Studies (SCAS) has funded research by Dr. Marguerite E. O’Haire, Purdue
University, to study guinea pigs in classroom settings.
‘SCAS provided instrumental funding to enable our initial research on guinea pigs in school classrooms. With their support, we were able to identify that the presence of guinea pigs in the classroom led to improvements in social functioning for both children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their typically developing peers. These findings led to an ongoing stream of research on animals in school classrooms and for children with autism. I am grateful for their support of my own work and of the broader field’ (Dr. Marguerite E. O’Haire)
The Foundation is governed independently from the Royal Canin Company and aims to build human and social capital, which represents investments in knowledge, talent, diversity and relationships with stakeholders.
The project ‘How best to say goodbye?’ is funded by the Society for Companion Animal Studies (SCAS), and explores new ways of enfranchising childhood experiences of grief following the loss of nonhuman life or the termination of a support relationship.
Through this sponsorship program,
Purina aims to encourage high-quality scientific studies that lead to a better
understanding of the Human-Animal Bond. Purina seeks to promote fundamental
knowledge of the benefits that cats and dogs bring to us in different
environments and situations. Purina will also encourage communication of the
study findings, so the benefits of the Human-Animal Bond can reach people and
their cats and dogs worldwide.
The PURINA SPONSORSHIP FOR
HUMAN-ANIMAL BOND STUDIES provides research funding to applicants affiliated
with (but not limited to) universities, foundations, charities, and NGOs.
Applicants may request up to $30,000 USD per proposal.
Eckerd College’s Animal Studies program (Florida, USA) is conducting a search for a tenure-track faculty position (Assistant Professor of Animal Studies – emphasis on social sciences/human-animal interactions) with a start date of August 2022. Follow this link for the full job ad description.
Rabbit Awareness Week is an annual campaign with the aims of encouraging owners to take the best care of their fluffy friends, improve their welfare, and provide education about their needs and illnesses to look out for.
This is a chance to work with one of the best-known researchers in HAI, based in the US! The group of Dr. Maggie O’Haire is recruiting for a Lab Manager to join their human-animal interaction research team at Purdue University.