Works Cited: "Household Pet Euthanasia and Companion Animal Last Rites"

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by George Dickinson


1
 Coe, A. (Dec. 18, 2012). How Charles Dickens kept a beloved cat alive. Retrieved from Slate.com.

2 Hallmark Cards, Inc. (2014). Corporate information. U.S. newsroom. Products. Sympathy. Retrieved from Hallmark.

3 See, for instance: 
American Veterinary Medical Association. (2014). U.S. pet ownership statistics. Source: 2012 U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook. American Veterinary Medical Association. Retrieved from AVMA.org.

United States Census Bureau. The 2012 statistical abstract. Arts, recreation, & travel: Recreation and leisure activities. Table 1241. Household pet ownership: 2006. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved from U.S. Census.

The Humane Society of the United States. (Jan. 30, 2014). Pets by the numbers. Humane Society. Retrieved from The Humane Society.

Note: The American Humane Society, in U.S. pet (dog and cat) population fact sheet: pet demographic data (2012), compiles different figures. Retrieved from The American Humane Society.

American Pet Products Association. (2014). Press center. Pet industry market size and ownership statistics. American Pet Products Association. 2013-2014 APPA national pet owners survey statistics: Pet ownership and annual expenses. American Pet Products Association. Retrieved from American Pet Products Association.

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. (2011). About us. FAQ. Misc. Pet statistics. How many pets are in the U.S.?/How many animals are in shelters?/etc. American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Retrieved from American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

4 Ibid.

5 American Veterinary Medical Association. (2014). U.S. pet ownership statistics. Source: 
2012 U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook. United States Census Bureau. The 2012 statistical abstract. Arts, recreation, & travel: Recreation and leisure activities. Table 1241. Household Pet Ownership: 2006.

6 Pet Population 2013 (2013). Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association. Retrieved fromPFMA.org.

7 Murray, J. K., Browne, W. J., Roberts, M. A., Whitmarsh, A., Gruffydd-Jons, T. J. (2010). Number and ownership profiles of cats and dogs in the U.K. Veterinary Record 166, 163-168.

8 Pierce, J. (2012). The Last Walk: Reflections on Our Pets at the End of Their Lives. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, p. 7.

9 New, Jr., J. C., Kelch, W., Hutchison, J., Salman, M. D., King, M., Searlett, J., Kass, P. (2004). Birth and death rate estimates of cats and dogs in U.S. households and related factors. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science 7(4), 229–241. Available here.

See also Tremayne, J. (Sept. 1, 2005). Study investigates birth, death rates for dogs and cats for the first time. dvm360. Retrieved from Veterinary News.

10 Boggs, C. G. (2013). Animalia Americana: Animal Representations and Biopolitical Subjectivity. New York: Columbia University Press.

11 The Humane Society of the United States. (Jan. 30, 2014). Pets by the numbers.

12 American Pet Products Association. (2014). Press center. Pet industry market size and ownership statistics. American Pet Products Association. 2013-2014 APPA national pet owners survey statistics: Pet ownership and annual expenses.

13 Homans, J. (2012). What’s a Dog For? New York: Penguin Press.

14 Brandes, S. (2009). The meaning of American pet cemetery gravestones.Ethnology 48 (2), 99-118. Available here.

15 Wilson, C. C., Netting, E. F., Turner, D. C., Olsen, C. H. (2013). Companion animals in obituaries: an exploratory study. Anthrozoos 26 (2), 227-236.

16 Fernandez-Mehler, P., Gloor, P., Sager, E., Lewis, F. I., Glaus, T. M. (2013). Veterinarians’ role for pet owners facing pet loss. Veterinary Record 10.1136, 1-7.

17 U.S. Pet Ownership and Demographics Sourcebook (2012). American Veterinary Medical Association. Washington, D.C. Retrieved from AVMA.org.

18 Brandes, S. (2009). The meaning of American pet cemetery gravestones. Ethnology 48 (2), 99-118. Molloy, J. (June 9, 2011). Leona Helmsley's pampered Maltese “Trouble,” one of the world’s richest dogs, dies at age 12. New York Daily News. Retrieved from New York Daily News.

19 Homans, J. (2012). What’s a Dog For?

20 Sanders, C. (1995). Killing with kindness: veterinary euthanasia and the social construction of personhood. Sociological Forum 10, 195-214. Dickinson, G. E., Roof, P. D., Roof, K. W. (2011). A survey of veterinarians in the U.S.: euthanasia and other end-of-life issues. Anthrozoos 24 (2), 167-174.

21 Dickinson, G. E., Roof, K. W., Paul, E. S., Roof, P. D. (2014). Unpublished data from research in the U.K. in spring 2013 with veterinarians surveyed via snail mail to ascertain information on euthanasia and other end-of-life issues.

22 Fernandez-Mehler, P., Gloor, P., Sager, E., Lewis, F. I., Glaus, T. M. (2013). Veterinarians’ role for pet owners facing pet loss. Veterinary Record 10.1136, 1-7.

23 Ross, C. B., Baron-Sorensen, J. (2007). Pet Loss and Human Emotion: A Guide to Recovery2nd Edition. New York: Routledge, p. 142.

24 Pierce, J. (2012). The Last Walk: Reflections on Our Pets at the End of Their Lives, p. 190.

25 Ross, C. B., Baron-Sorensen, J. (2007). Pet Loss and Human Emotion: A Guide to Recovery, p. 32

26 Frid, M. H., Perea, A. T. (2007). Euthanasia & thanatology in small animals. Journal of Veterinary Behavior 2, 35-39.

27 Folger, W., Scherk, M. (2010, May) The veterinarian’s responsibilities at the end of a cat’s life. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery 12 (5), 365-366.

28 Stewart, M.S. (1999). Companion Animal Death: A Comprehensive Guide for Veterinary Practice. New York: Elsevier.

29 Levine, B. (Undated). Saying goodbye to Buddy. Woman’s Day. Retrieved fromWoman's Day.

30 Shaw, J. R., Lagoni, L. (2007). End-of-life communication in veterinary medicine: delivering bad news and euthanasia decision making. Veterinary Clinics of North America Small Animal Practice 37, 95-108.

31 Dickinson, G. E., Roof, P. D., Roof, K. W. (2011). A survey of veterinarians in the U.S.: euthanasia and other end-of-life issues. Anthrozoos 24 (2), 167-174.

32 Dickinson, G. E., Roof, K.W., Paul, E.S., Roof, P.D.  (2014). Unpublished data from research in the U.K. in spring 2013 with veterinarians surveyed via snail mail to ascertain information on euthanasia and other end-of-life issues.

33 Shaffer, J. (2009, January 13). Pets join the list of bereaved survivors, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C.

34 Dickinson, G. E., Roof, P. D., Roof, K. W. (2011). A survey of veterinarians in the U.S.: euthanasia and other end-of-life issues. Anthrozoos 24 (2), 167-174; unpublished manuscript by Dickinson, G. E., Roof, K. W., Paul, E. S, Roof, P.D. (2014). U.K. veterinarians’ experiences with euthanasia.

35 Dickinson, G. E., Roof, P D., Roof, K. W. (2011). A survey of veterinarians in the U.S.: euthanasia and other end-of-life issues. Anthrozoos 24 (2), 167-174.

36 Hirschman, E. C. (1994). Consumers and their animal companions. Journal of Consumer Research 20 (3), 616-632.

37 Chur-Hansen, A., Black, A., Gierasch, A., Pletneva, A., Winefield, H. (2011). Cremation services upon the death of a companion animal: views of service providers and service users. Society & Animals 19, 248-260.

38  Brandes, S. (2009). The meaning of American pet cemetery gravestones.Ethnology 48 (2), 99-118.

39 Department for Environment (2007). The Pet Cemeteries (England and Wales) Regulations.

40 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Cemetery Administration. (2013). Cemetery information. Overview. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Cemetery Administration. Retrieved from http://www.cem.va.gov/.

41 Costhelper, Inc. (2014). Pet euthanasia cost. How much does pet euthanasia cost? Costhelper.com. Retrieved from http://pets.costhelper.com/dog-euthanasia.html

42 Ibid.

43 SPCA Serving Erie County. (2014). Euthanasia. SPCA Serving Erie County. Retrieved from yourSPCA.org

44 Costhelper, Inc. (2014.) Pet cremation cost. How much does pet cremation cost? Costhelper.com. Retrieved from http://pets.costhelper.com/pet-cremation.html

45 Costhelper, Inc. (2014) Pet euthanasia cost. Costhelper.com. Retrieved fromhttp://pets.costhelper.com/dog-euthanasia.html

46 Pet Trust Plans (2013). Pet GuardianPetguardian.com.

47 Shyong, F. (Oct. 25, 2013). Memories of beloved pets live on at cemetery. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved from Los Angeles Times.

48 Veterinary Pet Insurance. (2013). How much does it cost to bury a pet? Veterinary Pet Insurance/Nationwide Insurance. Retrieved from petinsurance.com.

49 Shyong, F. (Oct. 25, 2013). Memories of beloved pets live on at cemetery. Los Angeles Times.

50 Veterinary Pet Insurance. (2013). How much does it cost to bury a pet? Veterinary Pet Insurance/Nationwide Insurance.

51 Shyong, F. (Oct. 25, 2013). Memories of beloved pets live on at cemetery. Los Angeles Times.

52 Veterinary Pet Insurance. (2013). How much does it cost to bury a pet? Veterinary Pet Insurance/Nationwide Insurance.

53 Kay, L.F. (2014). How much does owning a pet cost in a year? Retrieved fromhttp://www.bankrate.com/.

54 American Pet Products Association. (2014). Press center. Pet industry market size and ownership statistics. American Pet Products Association. 2013-2014 APPA national pet owners survey statistics: Pet ownership and annual expenses.

55 American Veterinary Medical Association. (2014). U.S. pet ownership statistics. Source: 2012 U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook. American Veterinary Medical Association.

56 Public Broadcasting Service. (2013). Information related to the POV documentaryHomecomings, which premiered on June 24, 2013. Economics of the funeral industry. Discussions about death. Economics of funerals. Retrieved from PBS.org.

See also, for instance:
Gibbs, L., and Mangla, I. S. (Nov. 9, 2012). The high cost of saying goodbye. CNNMoney. Retrieved from CNNMoney.

National Funeral Directors Association. (2014). About funeral service. Trends and statistics. National Funeral Directors Association. Retrieved from NFDA.org.

57 Funeral Consumers Alliance. (Nov. 26, 2007). For consumers. Frequently asked questions. Cremation explained, Answers to frequently asked questions. Funeral Consumers Alliance. Retrieved from Funerals.org.

Miller, J. T. (Oct. 22, 2013). How to find affordable cremation services. The Huffington Post/Post 50. Retrieved from The Huffington Post.

58 Franklin, A. (1999). Animals and Modern Cultures: A Sociology of Human-Animal Relations in Modernity, London: Sage Publications.

59 Brandes, S. (2009). The meaning of American pet cemetery gravestones.Ethnology 48 (2), 99-118.

60 Ibid.

61 Hall, T. (2013). Is it legal to bury my pet in the backyard? PetPlace.com. Retrieved from www.PetPlace.com.

62 Grogan, J. (2005). Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World’s Worst Dog. New York: William Morrow, p. 272.

63 Grogan, J. (Jan. 3, 2010). Bringing Marley home. Parade. Retrieved from Parade.

64 Collier Funeral Home. (2014). What we do. Overview. Collier Funeral Home. Retrieved from Collier Funeral Home.

65 Dogtime.com (Oct. 22, 2008). Top 10 ways to honor/memorialize your dog. Dogtime.com/DogTime Media. Retrieved from Dogtime.com.

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