About the Authors

Heather Mohan-Gibbons

heather.mohan-gibbons@aspca.org

Affiliation Shelter Research and Development, Community Outreach, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA®), Ojai, California, United States of America

Emily Weiss

Affiliation Shelter Research and Development, Community Outreach, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA®), Palm City, Florida, United States of America

Laurie Garrison

Affiliation Shelter Research and Development, Community Outreach, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA®) Little Silver, New Jersey, United States of America

Meg Allison

Affiliation Shelter Research and Development, Community Outreach, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA®), New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HMG EW MA. Performed the experiments: HMG MA. Analyzed the data: LG EW MA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LG MA. Wrote the paper: HMG LG.