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  • HSUS Pet Overpopulation Estimates

    Estimated statistics on pet overpopulation from the Humane Society of the United States.

  • North Carolina Accident Highlights Concerns About Carbon Monoxide Euthanasia

    An electrical malfunction in an animal shelter's carbon monoxide gas euthanasia chamber further supports that euthanasia by injection, when properly performed, has been found to be the most humane, safest, least stressful, and most professional choice.

  • September 1, 2014

    A Good Man in a Hard Job

    A career spent ensuring softer departures for animals, and helping animal welfare workers cope.

  • March 1, 2014

    Minding the Gap

    Best Friends Animal Society conducted opinion surveys in 2013 to find out where American public stands on shelter pets. The results were a mixed bag, showing that while people generally believe shelter pets are lovable, there are still some barriers to adoption. What's more, most Americans vastl;y underestimate the number of animals still euthanized in shelters.

  • March 1, 2014

    Strength in Numbers

    How collaboration and shared data reduced euthanasia rates for the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland and Oregon Humane Society.

  • November 1, 2013

    Another Myth Bites the Dust

    The ASPCA looks into the pets-as-gifts phenomenon and finds little to fear.

  • September 1, 2012

    What Now?

    When people relinquish a pet, they often ask what will happen to the animal. Here is a thoughtful look at how shelter staff might answer questions about the fate of surrendered animals and possibly prevent those animals from being relinquished.

  • August 31, 2012

    Maddie's Fund: Using Data to Make Austin a No-Kill City

    The City of Austin is saving 91% of their homeless dogs and cats. How are they doing it?

  • May 8, 2012

    Sample: National Federation of Humane Societies Basic Animal Stats Matrix

    This basic matrix, in fillable .pdf form, was designed to serve as a tool for basic data collection. It is a simple matrix containing what many have agreed are the minimum data points an organization should gather.

  • May 8, 2012

    Sample: HSUS Monthly Animal Data Sheet

    Use this simple Excel data matrix to help you track your shelter's animal data on a month-to-month basis.

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