This report contains the findings of a marketing and opinion research study conducted for the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals during October, 1996.
The research addressed a variety of issues associated with ownership of cats and dogs by Massachusetts households:
- Selected characteristics of owned cats and dogs
- Means of obtaining owned cats and dogs
- Spaying and neutering data on owned cats and dogs
- Frequency with which owned cats and dogs are outdoors
- Veterinary care of owned cats and dogs
- Degree of owner involvement with owned cats and dogs
- Opinions about overpopulation of cats and dogs
Some of the data were intended to be compared with corresponding figures from a similar 1991 study conducted for the MSPCA by Dorr Research Corporation.
DORR Research Corporation, "Companion Animal Populations in Massachusetts" (1996). Demography and Statistics for Companion Animal Populations. 10.