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Shelters of all sizes benefit from keeping accurate statistics on every aspect of their work. It helps your donors understand your work more clearly, it tells contractors you run a responsible program, and it's often the number one thing requested when applying for grants. Read on about how statistics have helped shelters in even the simplest of ways.

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  • 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.

  • Strength in Numbers

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

  • Another Myth Bites the Dust

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

  • Trends in Animal Welfare Salaries

    This overview examines how salaries and benefits for animal welfare positions have changed over the years.

  • Q & A: Battling Shelter Overpopulation—by the Numbers

    Author Peter Marsh says it's time for animal shelters to work smarter in the battle against overpopulation and unnecessary euthanasia by using a data-driven approach to effectively target their programs.

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