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The Things We Do for Our Dogs—and what they do for us
Summer 2011

In 1974 between 15 and 18 million dogs and cats were killed in animal control centers. To address what he perceived as “wide-spread irresponsible animal ownership,” Leo Bustad ’49 DVM created the People-Pet Partnership and promoted research into the human-animal bond. Although it is impossible to assess the total impact of his work, the number of animals killed today is down to four million. And the pet-people bond manifests itself in ways beyond his comprehension.


Categories: Veterinary medicine, Alumni
Tags: Dogs, Pets, Animal-human interaction, Animal behavior