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Research: Cat Socialization Continuum

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Research Citations

  1. Cultivating Cool Cats: Handling Felines in the Shelter So They Look and Feel Their Best“: An Alley Cat Allies Cat Expert Presentation featuring Joan Miller of The Cat Fanciers’ Association.
  2. Slater, Margaret, Garrison, Laurie, Miller, Katherine A., Weiss, et al. “Practical Physical and Behavioral Measures to Assess the Socialization Spectrum of Cats in a Shelter-Like Setting during a Three Day Period.“ Animals: an open access journal from MDPI vol. 3,4 (2013): 1162-1193.
  3. Hu, Yaowu, Hu, Songmei, Wang, Weilin, Wu, Xiaohong, Marshall, Fiona B., et al. “Earliest evidence for commensal processes of cat domestication.“ Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America vol. 111,1 (2014): 116-120.
  4. Driscoll, Carlos A., Clutton-Brock, Juliet, Kitchener, Andrew C. and O’Brien, Stephen J. “The Taming of the Cat.“ Scientific American vol. 300, 6 (2009): 68-75.