COVID-19 Animal Sheltering Data: April

May 19, 2020, 12:46 PM

In the latest COVID-19 Impact Report, Shelter Animals Count compared data from 1,361 organizations reporting January - April 2019 and January - April 2020 data as of 5/12/20.

Key Findings:

  • Intake continues to decline dramatically across all categories with a -51% decrease from April 2019
  • The number of pets relinquished by their owners was down -54% compared to last year
  • While adoptions are down -36% compared to April last year, the adoption rate* increased by 7%
  • States with coronavirus hotspots on average saw a slightly more significant decrease in intake at -53%
  • States with limited or no stay-at-home orders in April on average saw a less significant decrease in intake at -44%

Download the full 20-page COVID-19 Impact Report to see the changes happening to shelter intake and outcomes nationally, regionally, in states with COVID-19 hot spots and states without stay-at-home orders.

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* Adoption Rate = Adoption as a % of all possible outcomes