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Korean J. Vet. Serv. 2021; 44(4): 175-183

Published online December 30, 2021

https://doi.org/10.7853/kjvs.2021.44.4.175

© The Korean Socitety of Veterinary Service

제주동물보호소 유기동물 현황 및 실태분석

오명운1†ㆍ고경보1†ㆍ조성철2ㆍ고진아3ㆍ류연철1*

제주대학교 생명자원과학대학 생명공학부, SARI1, 제주특별자치도청2, 제주특별자치도 동물위생시험소3

Received: August 20, 2021; Accepted: December 21, 2021

Jeju Animal Shelter abandoned animals status and actual condition analysis

Myoungoon Oh 1†, Kyoung Bo Ko 1†, Seong Cheol Cho 2, Jin-A Ko 3, YounChul Ryu 1*

1Division of Biotechnology, College of Applied Life Sciences, SARI, Jeju National University, Jeju 63243, Korea
2Jeju Provincial Office, Jeju 63122, Korea
3Jeju Self-Governing Provincial Veterinary Research Institute, Jeju 63344, Korea

Correspondence to : YounChul Ryu
E-mail: ycryu@jejunu.ac.kr
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8940-624X
These first two authors contributed equally to this work.

Received: August 20, 2021; Accepted: December 21, 2021

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0). which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

This study investigated the status and analyzed of stray dogs, stray cats admitted to the Jeju Animal Shelter during the year of 2015 to 2019, and the infection rates of specific diseases for abandoned dogs. In addition, in 2017 to 2019, the collected intake and outcome data were reviewed to analyze shelter capacity in terms of housing capacity (monthly daily average intake, required holding capacity, and adoption-driven capacity), staff capacity (staff hours required for daily care). Out of 24,557 dogs admitted to the shelter, owners of 1,808 dogs (7.4%) visited the shelter and found their lost dogs, while 3,612 dogs (14.7%) were adopted to new families. However, the number of puppies that were euthanized was the highest at 12,266 (49.9%), and 6,876 (28%) died either death from disease or natural causes because they were detained in shelters. The monthly daily average (MDA), which is one of the indicators for efficient population management of Jeju Animal Shelter, was found to be 17.4 for abandoned dogs and 1.7 for abandoned cats. Seasonal variations were observed for MDA, RHC, MDA adoptions, ADC, and RSDC, indicating that various strategies are needed for shelter management. This study was performed to analyze and interpret meaningful statistics for improving the efficiency of animal shelters in Jeju. However, inconsistent collection of animal statistics limited data compilation. Creation of a basic animal statistics matrix with reference to well-designed matrices from recognized professional animal shelters is essential.

Keywords Jeju Animal Shelter, Abandoned animal status, Infection rates, Population management

  1. 농림축산검역본부. 2018. 반려동물 보호와 복지관리 실태조사.
  2. Cho, YJ, Lee, YA, Hwang, BR, Kim, HJ, Han, JS. 2015. Data analysis for improving population management in animal shelters in Seoul. Korean J Vet Res, 55(2): 125-131.
    CrossRef
  3. Kim MK, Kim CH, Yeom BW, Park SH, Choi SY, Choi JS. 2002. The first human case of hepatic dirofilariasis. J Korean Med Sci, 17: 686-690.
    Pubmed KoreaMed CrossRef
  4. Kim YM, Abd El-Aty AM, Hwang SH, Lee JH, Le SM. 2009. Risk factors of relinquishment regarding canine behavior problems in South Korea. Berl Munch Tierarztl Wochenschr. 122: 1-7.
  5. Lee KJ, Park GM, Yong TS, Im K, Jung SH, Jeong, NY, Lee WY, Yong SJ, Shin KC. 2000. The first Korean case of human pulmonary dirofilariasis. Yonsei Med J, 41: 285-288.
    Pubmed CrossRef
  6. New JC Jr, Salman MD, King M, Scarlett JM, Kass PH, Hutchison JM. 2000. Characteristics of shelter-relinquished animals and their owners compared with animals and their owners in U.S. pet-owning households. J Appl Anim Welf Sci, 3: 179-201.
    CrossRef
  7. Newbury S, Hurley K. 2013. Population Management. pp. 93-113 In: Miller L, Zawistowski S (eds.). Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff. 2nd ed., John Wiley & Sons, Ames.
    CrossRef
  8. Park, JK. 2010. A study on legal status of animals. Pusan National University Law Review. 51(3): 25-53.
  9. Patronek GJ, Glickman LT, Beck AM, McCabe GP, Ecker C. 1996a. Risk factors for relinquishment of cats to an animal shelter. J Am Vet Med Assoc, 209: 582-588.
  10. Patronek GJ, Glickman LT, Beck AM, McCabe GP, Ecker C. 1996b. Risk factors for relinquishment of dogs to an animal shelter. J Am Vet Med Assoc, 209: 572-581.

Article

Original Article

Korean J. Vet. Serv. 2021; 44(4): 175-183

Published online December 30, 2021 https://doi.org/10.7853/kjvs.2021.44.4.175

Copyright © The Korean Socitety of Veterinary Service.

제주동물보호소 유기동물 현황 및 실태분석

오명운1†ㆍ고경보1†ㆍ조성철2ㆍ고진아3ㆍ류연철1*

제주대학교 생명자원과학대학 생명공학부, SARI1, 제주특별자치도청2, 제주특별자치도 동물위생시험소3

Received: August 20, 2021; Accepted: December 21, 2021

Jeju Animal Shelter abandoned animals status and actual condition analysis

Myoungoon Oh 1†, Kyoung Bo Ko 1†, Seong Cheol Cho 2, Jin-A Ko 3, YounChul Ryu 1*

1Division of Biotechnology, College of Applied Life Sciences, SARI, Jeju National University, Jeju 63243, Korea
2Jeju Provincial Office, Jeju 63122, Korea
3Jeju Self-Governing Provincial Veterinary Research Institute, Jeju 63344, Korea

Correspondence to:YounChul Ryu
E-mail: ycryu@jejunu.ac.kr
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8940-624X
These first two authors contributed equally to this work.

Received: August 20, 2021; Accepted: December 21, 2021

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0). which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This study investigated the status and analyzed of stray dogs, stray cats admitted to the Jeju Animal Shelter during the year of 2015 to 2019, and the infection rates of specific diseases for abandoned dogs. In addition, in 2017 to 2019, the collected intake and outcome data were reviewed to analyze shelter capacity in terms of housing capacity (monthly daily average intake, required holding capacity, and adoption-driven capacity), staff capacity (staff hours required for daily care). Out of 24,557 dogs admitted to the shelter, owners of 1,808 dogs (7.4%) visited the shelter and found their lost dogs, while 3,612 dogs (14.7%) were adopted to new families. However, the number of puppies that were euthanized was the highest at 12,266 (49.9%), and 6,876 (28%) died either death from disease or natural causes because they were detained in shelters. The monthly daily average (MDA), which is one of the indicators for efficient population management of Jeju Animal Shelter, was found to be 17.4 for abandoned dogs and 1.7 for abandoned cats. Seasonal variations were observed for MDA, RHC, MDA adoptions, ADC, and RSDC, indicating that various strategies are needed for shelter management. This study was performed to analyze and interpret meaningful statistics for improving the efficiency of animal shelters in Jeju. However, inconsistent collection of animal statistics limited data compilation. Creation of a basic animal statistics matrix with reference to well-designed matrices from recognized professional animal shelters is essential.

Keywords: Jeju Animal Shelter, Abandoned animal status, Infection rates, Population management

References

  1. 농림축산검역본부. 2018. 반려동물 보호와 복지관리 실태조사.
  2. Cho, YJ, Lee, YA, Hwang, BR, Kim, HJ, Han, JS. 2015. Data analysis for improving population management in animal shelters in Seoul. Korean J Vet Res, 55(2): 125-131.
    CrossRef
  3. Kim MK, Kim CH, Yeom BW, Park SH, Choi SY, Choi JS. 2002. The first human case of hepatic dirofilariasis. J Korean Med Sci, 17: 686-690.
    Pubmed KoreaMed CrossRef
  4. Kim YM, Abd El-Aty AM, Hwang SH, Lee JH, Le SM. 2009. Risk factors of relinquishment regarding canine behavior problems in South Korea. Berl Munch Tierarztl Wochenschr. 122: 1-7.
  5. Lee KJ, Park GM, Yong TS, Im K, Jung SH, Jeong, NY, Lee WY, Yong SJ, Shin KC. 2000. The first Korean case of human pulmonary dirofilariasis. Yonsei Med J, 41: 285-288.
    Pubmed CrossRef
  6. New JC Jr, Salman MD, King M, Scarlett JM, Kass PH, Hutchison JM. 2000. Characteristics of shelter-relinquished animals and their owners compared with animals and their owners in U.S. pet-owning households. J Appl Anim Welf Sci, 3: 179-201.
    CrossRef
  7. Newbury S, Hurley K. 2013. Population Management. pp. 93-113 In: Miller L, Zawistowski S (eds.). Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff. 2nd ed., John Wiley & Sons, Ames.
    CrossRef
  8. Park, JK. 2010. A study on legal status of animals. Pusan National University Law Review. 51(3): 25-53.
  9. Patronek GJ, Glickman LT, Beck AM, McCabe GP, Ecker C. 1996a. Risk factors for relinquishment of cats to an animal shelter. J Am Vet Med Assoc, 209: 582-588.
  10. Patronek GJ, Glickman LT, Beck AM, McCabe GP, Ecker C. 1996b. Risk factors for relinquishment of dogs to an animal shelter. J Am Vet Med Assoc, 209: 572-581.
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