Strength — and transparency — in numbers
Knowing where we stand not only helps determine the best way to move forward, but it also helps track the progress we’re making together. Data plays an essential role to track this progress and ultimately to help us end the killing of adoptable cats and dogs simply because they don’t have homes.
We believe that being open and transparent about how we obtain information is equally important.
We call the goal of ending the killing in shelters “no-kill,” and one key component of reaching no-kill is Best Friends Animal Society’s nationwide data collection process.
This involves knowing how many shelters there are in America, reaching out to every shelter, and recording the number of animals a shelter takes in each year and the number of pets saved.
It’s this data that helps us see where pets need us the most and informs us as to where we should focus our attention and lifesaving efforts. See how your community is doing saving the lives of pets.