About the Data FAQ's

ORGANIZATION FAQ'S

Why should my organization contribute data and what can I expect?

COALITION FAQ'S

How do I create and manage a coalition? How do I pull reports?

Questions?

About the Data Answers

  • 01. What’s the difference between the Basic Data Matrix and the Community Services Matrix?

    The Intake and Outcome Database tracks intake/outcome data for shelter/rescue animals while the Community Services Database tracks services provided for community and owned pets.

     

    Intake and Outcome Database
    The Intake and Outcome Database was designed to serve as a tool for basic data collection. It is a simple matrix containing what many (including Asilomar, ASPCA, National Federation of Humane Societies, American Humane, UC Davis, Maddie’s Fund, PetSmart Charities, HSUS and Shelter Animals Count) have agreed are the minimum data points (along with definitions) an organization should gather.

    – Collects intake/outcome data
    – Species: canines, felines, rabbits, equines, small mammals, farm animals, birds, and reptiles/amphibians
    – Tracking by age: adult, youth (5 months) and unknown age
    – Live admissions only
    – Data for intakes only, not community or owned animals

     

    For full definitions and details, download the Intake and Outcome Database PDF >

     

     

    Community Services Database (CSM)
    The goal of the Community Services Database is to capture the most common ways shelters and other organizations are supporting community members and keeping pets from becoming homeless through services. The CSD was launched in 2021 and is still in beta but is open for organizations to submit data.

    – Collects Field Services (TNR/RTF), Veterinary Services (spay/neuter, microchip, vet care, etc.), Behavioral Services (consults, training), and Support Services (pet food, supplies, housing, retention, rehoming)
    – Species: canines, felines, rabbits, equines, small mammals, farm animals, birds, and reptiles/amphibians

     

    For full definitions and details, download the Community Services Database PDF >

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