• Feb 28, 2017

    Dr. Graham Brayshaw explains how tracking and sharing your shelter’s data can increase effectiveness and save more lives.

    Have you ever sat down and just looked at animal flow for your organization? You know, really just dug into it, looking at intakes, outcomes, adoption, euthanasia, length of stay and any of the other myriad of numbers an organization can produce? This is data that can feel tedious to collect month after month, but it can be so valuable. You can use it as a powerful tool to do anything, from staffing your adoption center appropriately to knowing how many foster volunteers you need to recruit. 

  • Jan 17, 2017

    Over $20,000 in Grants and Gifts to Boost 2016 Data

    Shelter Animals Count today announced the launch of a 2016 Data Drive, including over $20,000 in grants and gifts to database participants, to boost completeness of the first full year of data in the National sheltering database. 
  • Nov 22, 2016
    As pet lovers, the fate of the thousands of dog’s put up for adoption and taken to rescue shelters every day is a cause very close to our hearts. When the latest data for dog shelter intake rates in the U.S. was released showing the figures for the first three months of this year we thought a great way to do this was to visualize the data in the infographic you see below.
  • May 11, 2016
    Noses In, Noses Out
    National database aims to track animals entering and leaving shelters


    Animal Sheltering magazine May/June 2016 -- When the executive director of Taysia Blue Rescue for Siberian huskies and Alaskan malamutes looks for data from similar animal welfare organizations in her Omaha, Neb., area, she doesn’t have much luck.

    Jackie Roach, a self-proclaimed “data junkie,” says information for her region seems pretty sparse. Ideally, she’d find more detailed information about intakes—like the age, behavior and health of animals coming in—but she’d be happy just finding out the basic intake, adoption, return and euthanasia numbers.
  • May 11, 2016
    Counting animals in shelters and sharing data

    JAVMA April 16, 2016 — At the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators annual conference this past November, the National Council on Pet Population, SAWA, and several other animal welfare organizations launched Shelter Animals Count: The National Database Project as a platform for the collection and reporting of animal shelter data.
     
  • May 11, 2016
    Maddie’s Fund to Boost Participation In Shelter Animals Count Database

    Pet Product News April 12, 2016 — Maddie’s Fund, a national family foundation based in Pleasanton, Calif., is offering grants to boost participation in the national Shelter Animals Count database. Every animal shelter and rescue organization that registers atshelteranimalscount.org/get-involved/maddiesgrant between March 25 and April 30 will receive $1,000, and currently participating organizations will receive $500 for each new member they refer.
  • Jan 29, 2016
    How many animals enter our nation’s shelters? 
    How many animals are moving among shelters and rescues as transfers? 
    What can we learn from other communities where more, or fewer, lives are saved? 
    These – and so many other questions – can be answered if shelters and rescues agree that we can turn data into lives saved. In fact, what if there was a database of sheltered animal statistics?
  • Dec 17, 2015
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Millions of dogs and cats end up in animal shelters or rescues every year, but there are no comprehensive statistics on how many, how they got there, if they were adopted, if a rescue saved them or if their time ran out and they were euthanized. But a new website is aiming to remedy the lack of data. Animal welfare workers talked about creating a database for years. Now, four years after the work began, "Shelter Animals Count: The National Database Project" is online.
  • Dec 16, 2015
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Several leading national animal welfare organizations today announced the launch of Shelter Animals Count: The National Database Project – a first-of-its-kind platform for the collection and reporting of animal shelter data for organizations across the country.