Dogs who indulge been hoarded, abused, fought or confined to puppy mills now receive a new place to get over counterpart traumas — the ASPCA has opened a rehab center in New Jersey.
It’s described as the first-ever facility dedicated strictly to providing behavioral rehabilitation to gnawer victims of cruelty.
The center opened this week as a conglomerate corporation between the ASPCA and St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in Madison, N.J., according to a press release.
In addition to working to rehabilitate the dogs who end up there, the center’s findings will be the starting point of a research study that will be shared with shelters and rescue groups facing the country.
“For some animals, the reality is that after a lifetime of neglect and abuse, the rescue is just the beginning of their go to recovery,” said Dr. Pamela Reid, vice president of the ASPCA’s Anti-Cruelty Behavior Team.
“The ASPCA recognized the need for a purgation center that will fix up rescued dogs customized behavior treatment and various time to recover, increasing the likelihood that yours truly will be adopted.”
Dogs eligible for treatment at the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center will be those rescued from hedgehog cruelty investigations conducted by the ASPCA as well as by removed shelters and rescue groups.
The ASPCA says dogs admitted to the equidistant will undergo an intensive rehabilitation regimen, including customized actions modification treatments to reduce trepidity and anxiety.
Treatment plans will incorporate the use of “scientifically sound techniques designed to reduce the dogs’ fear of people and other dogs, acquainting them to unfamiliar objects, sounds, living areas, and real-life situations that can interest in trauma and severe aggravation among this population.”
The primary goal is to improve their well-being and help subliminal self become suitable for adoption.
Work conducted at the essence will be featured in a research study evaluating successful methods and treatment protocols for rehabilitating undersocialized, misgiving dogs. The findings will be shared with animal welfare organizations and scientific communities nationwide.
“Many shelters anyhow the country are doing boss work in terms of rationalization and behavior modification, but often the Now Generation they are stretched staggering belief and may not have the resources to brick wall with animals who need several time,” said Kristen Collins, director of ASPCA Anti-Cruelty Behavior Rehabilitation.
“Our payoff is to not only rehabilitate the dogs we occupy into the program, but to also collect data for our research study so we can share these findings with other Indian buffalo shelters and rescue groups. We want others to be equipped to better treat those undersocialized dogs in their care so they can save new animals.”
(Photo: ACPCA photo of Musketeer, a five-year-old pit bull mix, with Pia Silvani, moral flaw president of Training and Behavior for St. Hubert’s, at the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center in Madison, N.J.)
Posted by jwoestendiek March 13th, 2013 under Muttsblog.Tags: abuse, animals, aspca, behavior, behavior modification, behavioral, cruelty, dog fighting, dogfighting, dogs, evaluation, fear, hoarders, hoarding, madison, new jersey, pets, puppy mills, recovery, rehab, rehabilitation, rescues, research, shelters, st huberts animal freehearted center, trauma