Species, breed, gender, age... Adoptions, intake, length of stay…
Do you collect data on the animals coming into your facility? Did you know that you can use these numbers to save more animals' lives? We've got simple tools and resources, written in plain language, to help you put your shelter statistics to work.
Using GIS Mapping to Target Risk
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are an exciting new tool for mapping, literally, the geographic location of animals coming into shelters. The results enable us to identify animals most at risk in our communities.
Shelter Data 101: What, Why and How to Collect
What Data to Collect
Recommendations for the basics on what to collect about your incoming animals, their outcomes, and your programs and services.
How To Collect Data
Follow our 9 steps for setting up a system for collecting and reporting your animal data—and training everyone involved.
Why Collect Data?
Because otherwise you have no idea how to improve your programs! Plus, a special message for those of you who aren't "numbers" people.
Case Study: Putting Statistics to Work
A 60% increase in kitten intake?! Read about how our ASPCA partner agencies in Austin, TX, used their data to save these cats' lives.
Learn How Now: Taking an Animal Inventory
Gotta Do It: The Daily Count
Do you know the number, description and ID numbers of cats on your adoption floor? What about the dogs in stray holding? How many kittens in foster care? How to do a daily inventory, plus six strategies to prevent inaccuracies.
Learn How Now: Turn Visitors Into Adopters
They Came. They Saw. But Did They Adopt?
How well is your agency reaching out to the community? How are you serving those who visit? A greeter survey and a little math can help you find out.