• May 19, 2020, 12:46 PM

    How is COVID-19 impacting animal shelters and rescue organizations? Shelter Animals Count measured change around the country as reported by 1,361 animal welfare organizations in the national database.
  • May 18, 2020, 12:30 PM

    The Shelter Animals Count national database now includes data from 2011 - March 2020 from over 5,000 organizations. 

  • Apr 10, 2020, 09:44 AM

    How is COVID-19 impacting animal shelters and rescue organizations? Shelter Animals Count reviewed data reported by animal welfare organizations to measure change around the country.
  • Aug 6, 2019, 09:55 AM

    Shelter Animals Count’s mission is to create, share and steward the national database of sheltered animals that provides facts and enables insights to save lives.
  • Jul 16, 2019, 17:44 PM

    Shelter Animals Count is making great progress as The National Database for animal statistics. 
    Get a glimpse into last year’s activity and growth in the 2018 Annual Report.
  • May 23, 2019, 14:57 PM

    Shelter Animals Count participants have new tools in their accounts to facilitate at-a-glance information from their entered data. 
  • Jan 2, 2019, 15:05 PM

    Sara Kent, Chief Executive Officer of Shelter Animals Count, was a recent interview guest on The Community Cats Podcast.
  • Nov 8, 2018, 00:00 AM

    Shelters and rescues that participant in Shelter Animals Count can now easily import their data using a custom-formatted CSV report available in most shelter software. 
  • Oct 4, 2018, 14:46 PM

    PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Eight of the nation’s largest and most influential animal welfare organizations and foundations recently convened to create a position statement on the importance of transparency and sharing key data as defined by Shelter Animals Count.
  • Jul 23, 2018, 14:17 PM

    Shelter Animals Count supports efforts by researchers and educators to clarify the state of animal welfare, and to create a substantial body of knowledge in the field. We have now introduced a new full-file data export request process to provide the raw data from the dashboard dataset.
  • Jun 26, 2018, 17:53 PM

    The Community Cats Podcast: I recently got an email that Shelter Animals Count had released their summary of statistics collected from 2016. I took a look at those numbers and found some very interesting trends.
  • Apr 16, 2018, 09:36 AM

    A team of experts from the board of Shelter Animals Count put together a descriptive white paper with trends from the 2016 National Database data.
  • Apr 16, 2018, 09:29 AM

    Shelter Animals Count continues to make exciting progress as the National Database for sheltered animal statistics, thanks to your involvement and support.
  • Apr 16, 2018, 08:48 AM

    In our recent user survey we heard from many participants that success stories on data use would be beneficial. So we have just published three video case studies on how numbers can tell your story and save lives!
  • Oct 30, 2017, 13:14 PM

    Montclair, NJ, Oct. 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Shelter Animals Count (SAC), a national, independent 501c3 organization established in 2012, named Sara Kent as its first Chief Executive Officer (CEO). SAC has created a first-of-its-kind database dedicated to the collection and reporting of animal data for shelter and rescue organizations across the country.

    In this new role, Kent will be at the forefront of a pioneering initiative in animal welfare, building on the solid infrastructure put in place through the commitment of the 16-member Board to deliver life-saving tools to every single organization in the country that impacts homeless dogs and cats. 
  • Jun 26, 2017, 14:46 PM

    Animal welfare organizations have long attempted to get a grasp on national shelter and rescue statistics, but with thousands of independent organizations using myriad data collection methods, the task proved too large for one organization alone. So in 2012, The HSUS, ASPCA, PetSmart Charities, Petco Foundation, Maddies Fund and Best Friends Animal Society came together to fund and develop Shelter Animals Count: The National Database.
  • Apr 6, 2017, 12:38 PM

    ELMORE: No Kill South Carolina is changing the face of animal welfare Special to Statehouse Report, South Carolina’s Legislative and Policy Forecast


    Despite Charleston County becoming the Southeast’s first No Kill Community in 2013, tens of thousands of animals in other areas of South Carolina are dying needlessly due to a lack of best practices and resources.
  • Apr 3, 2017, 15:20 PM

    Shelter Animals Count has made great progress since the launch of the National Database, thanks to your involvement and support. Read about it in our 2016 Annual Report.
  • Feb 28, 2017, 13:02 PM

    Dr. Graham Brayshaw explains how tracking and sharing your shelter’s data can increase effectiveness and save more lives. Have you ever sat down and just looked at animal flow for your organization? You know, really just dug into it, looking at intakes, outcomes, adoption, euthanasia, length of stay and any of the other myriad of numbers an organization can produce? This is data that can feel tedious to collect month after month, but it can be so valuable. You can use it as a powerful tool to do anything, from staffing your adoption center appropriately to knowing how many foster volunteers you need to recruit.
  • Jan 17, 2017, 04:53 AM

    Over $20,000 in Grants and Gifts to Boost 2016 Data

    Shelter Animals Count today announced the launch of a 2016 Data Drive, including over $20,000 in grants and gifts to database participants, to boost completeness of the first full year of data in the National sheltering database.