誰能給流浪犬一個家-中途收容家庭的社會支持網絡

外文標題: 
Where is My Home ?--The Social Support Network of the Stray Dogs’Foster Families
出版年份: 
2014年
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摘要: 

台灣有一群人,在看到台灣社會的流浪犬現象後,他們不只是把流浪街頭的流浪犬帶回家照顧,而且還會進到收容所去將部分的流浪犬帶出來,讓牠們遠離死亡的命運。他們就是中途收容家庭,中途收容家庭指的是提供流浪犬暫時居住安置,藉由中途收容家庭的資源來協助流浪犬,以達到教育及再社會化的目的,而最終的目的,就是希望能幫助牠們找到一個最終居留的住所。本論文就是去瞭解中途收容家庭如何去運作資源的過程,研究者從訪談資料中得到以下的發現。
 
  在擔任中途收容家庭時家庭成員的態度是否支持顯得極為重要,即使不支持,但只要不反對,便不會成為中途收容家庭繼續前進的阻力。除此之外,許多不熟識的狗友或是從未見過面的陌生人,也都提供了非常即時的幫助,這顯示了弱連結的力量在目前社會的重要性。
 
  從收容、中途到出養的過程當中,中途收容家庭會遇到許多的困難,這些困難可能是物資不夠、醫療費用超出預算,或是與防疫所人員、其他中途或認養人的交流與相處等問題,在整個過程中,中途收容家庭如何運用自身或自身以外的社會支持網絡去所克服面臨的難關,以繼續支持他們走下去的動力。

外文摘要: 

Some people in Taiwan see the social phenomenon of the stray dogs. They not only take them home, also adopt some stray dogs from the animals’ shelters, getting rid of the death destiny. These people offer the foster homes to settle them temporarily, which help the stray dogs to re-socialize. What the latest propose is find the adoptive home taking care of them in the end.
 
  This research tries to realize how the foster homes operate their resource. There are several discoveries. First, the attitudes of family members are the key points to support the foster families. Second, many unfamiliar friends, friendly to dogs, or strange friends always give immediately help to get through the predicament. The shows the weak connection takes an important part in the social support.
 
  The foster families struggle in these difficult, such as the medical budget, the food shortage, the communication with the animals’ shelter or the adoptive home, and so on.This study focuses on the methods how the foster homes operate their own resource and social connection support to get over the dilemma, to become their belief to continue.