Exploring Public Perceptions of the Guelph Humane Society Facilities as a Centre for Human-Animal and Community Interaction

dc.contributor.advisorPerkins, Nathan
dc.contributor.authorChow, Anna
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T14:34:48Z
dc.date.available2015-05-05T14:34:48Z
dc.date.copyright2015-05
dc.date.created2015-04-30
dc.date.issued2015-05-05
dc.degree.departmentSchool of Environmental Design and Rural Developmenten_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Landscape Architectureen_US
dc.degree.programmeLandscape Architectureen_US
dc.description.abstractWhile humane shelters are multi-functional centres for animal-human activities, many are not designed to capitalize on community engagement, education and interaction. This research gathered public opinion about the Guelph Humane Society (GHS) and features that would enhance not only animal welfare but also community engagement and activities. An online survey was conducted to gather information on community members’ perceptions and opinions regarding the GHS. Results indicated that the respondents preferred features that aided in human-animal interaction, as well as those that would provide comfort to the animals and enhance shelter programming. The findings from this survey highlighted outdoor play spaces, walking trails, and shelter from weather as preferred features. For indoor space, natural light, auditory quality (noise protection or calming music), and indoor play spaces were rated highly. These results will help inform the design of future GHS facilities, and better enable it to become a centre in the community.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipWilliam Tolton Access Bursary
dc.description.sponsorshipReid's Heritage Homes Access Bursary
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10214/8799
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll items in the Atrium are protected by copyright with all rights reserved unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subjectanimal shelter designen_US
dc.subjectcommunityen_US
dc.subjecthuman-animal bonden_US
dc.subjectanimal enrichmenten_US
dc.subjectpublic engagementen_US
dc.subjectelectronic surveyen_US
dc.titleExploring Public Perceptions of the Guelph Humane Society Facilities as a Centre for Human-Animal and Community Interactionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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