Data for Activists: Get the Information You Need

April 2020 by Rory Adams, Content Manager, American Pets Alive!

Audience: Executive Leadership, Shelter/Rescue Staff & Volunteers, Veterinary Team

Video Length: 31:00

One of the most important tools No Kill advocates have is data but often shelter data seems impossible to find and when you do find it, it seems impossible to understand. Leave this presentation knowing what data you need and how to get it, through the use of public information requests. You will learn how to understand what these numbers are telling you and how this information can be used to influence shelter leadership and your community to save more animals lives.

This presentation was recorded by Maddie's Fund® at the 2020 American Pets Alive! Conference.

About Rory Adams

Rory served as the Executive Director of Tucson Pets Alive!, a non-profit organization that helped to bring Tucson to No Kill status in 2018. Previously, he was the director of a small animal shelter that helped save pets at risk of being killed in the municipal shelter. Rory also worked for Maddie's Fund for several years in roles that include dog program coordinator and education specialist. He also developed the Maddie's® Apprenticeship and Fellowship programs to train shelter professionals on No Kill best practices. Rory's areas of expertise and interest include systems learning for animal welfare, achieving live outcomes for animals with medical and behavioral challenges and the intersection between social justice and animal welfare.


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