Measuring the One Health Impacts of the Pets for Life Program

Institute for Human-Animal Connection, University of Denver

Award Date: February 21, 2018

Awarded: $400,000

The Pets for Life as a One Health intervention research project is a collaboration between the University of Denver’s Institute for Human-Animal Connection and Humane Society of the United States’ Pets for Life. The Pets for Life programs will be run through mentorship agreements with four local organizations: Seattle, WA by Seattle Humane; Madison, WI by Dane County Humane Society; Granger, WA by Yakima Humane Society; and Wilder, ID by Idaho Humane Society. The community-based Research Assistants will be housed by each Pets for Life organization but will report directly to the University of Denver research team. The research will require data collection from local and state governmental and non-profit organizations, including animal shelters, animal recues and public health organizations.

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