This report provides clues as to whether 2021 animal shelter and rescue intake and outcome numbers are following a predictable trend as we move towards a “new normal,” or if things are still abnormal due to special, post-pandemic market behavior.
Based on the analysis, it appears that 2021 is following a normal pre-pandemic trend as of June 2021. The data shows that more people are keeping their pets, transferring pets between organizations is gaining popularity, shelter euthanasia has hit an all time low, and pet adoption from shelters and rescues has maintained its mid-pandemic strength.
Analysis and visualizations by:
Lizz Whitacre, CEO of Pawlytics
Research and Commissioned by Shelter Animals Count, September 2021