Animal Sheltering magazine

May 11, 2016, 13:21 PM
Noses In, Noses Out
National database aims to track animals entering and leaving shelters


Animal Sheltering magazine May/June 2016 -- When the executive director of Taysia Blue Rescue for Siberian huskies and Alaskan malamutes looks for data from similar animal welfare organizations in her Omaha, Neb., area, she doesn’t have much luck.

Jackie Roach, a self-proclaimed “data junkie,” says information for her region seems pretty sparse. Ideally, she’d find more detailed information about intakes—like the age, behavior and health of animals coming in—but she’d be happy just finding out the basic intake, adoption, return and euthanasia numbers.

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