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.
Resources and Articles
From the Magazine
The Morris Animal Foundation surveyed non-cat owners about their perceptions of cats to gain insight into what may be preventing them from finding those homes. The results show that the next wave of cat owners may come from unexpected segments of society.
A groundbreaking spay/neuter initiative spells hope for homeless animals nationwide.
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.
Use this simple Excel data matrix to help you track your shelter's animal data on a month-to-month basis.
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.
Policies & Programs
Estimated statistics on pet overpopulation from the Humane Society of the United States.
The City of Austin is saving 91% of their homeless dogs and cats. How are they doing it?