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2021 Service-Learning Symposium: Domesticated Animal Welfare

Presentation Details

Domesticated Animal Welfare

Authors: Kaylee Alexander

Faculty Supervisor: Anelise Farris, Ph.D.

Community Partner: Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia

Abstract:

I have always been passionate about animal welfare, and this project was able to deepen my knowledge on how domesticated animals are handled. My work at the Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia was mainly to socialize and help train the shelter animals in order for them to be able to more easily find a home. Human and companion animals lives are tightly intertwined, and HSSCG  works to facilitate and make that connection more beneficial to both parties through education and low cost medical clinics such as spay/ neuter or vaccine clinics. This project strengthened my understanding of the treatment and impact of companion animals in the community as well as how the animals impact the community and vise versa. I worked with dogs which are afraid of the people who only want to love them and ones that just get too excited to be around people that they might scare us. My work has helped many animals find and fit into their forever homes and will hopefully continue to do so.