Maddie's Fund collected shelter data (dogs and cats only) based on the Asilomar Accords from more than 500 animal welfare organizations, which represents less than 5% of all physical shelters and foster based animal welfare organizations in the U.S. We've compiled the data from 2008 to 2015 along with demographic data into a searchable database that is available to non-profit agencies, government programs, private citizens and the media to compare different communities' lifesaving efforts.
This is the last update we will make to our Comparative Database. Moving forward, Maddie's Fund will be viewing and compiling data through Shelter Animals Count. We encourage you to visit the Shelter Animals Count dashboards to see 2016 data forward.
The Maddie's Fund Comparative Database features four dashboards: Community Shelter Comparisons, Cats vs Dogs and two Year-Over-Year comparison, one for Communities and the other looking at dogs and cats. Some communities have "50%" next to the community's name, which means not all shelters reported data. The shelter data we have represents approximately 50% of that community's population.
If you have any questions or comments about the Comparative Database, please email us.
Please note the data presented has been provided to Maddie's Fund voluntarily by the organizations in each community using our version of the Asilomar Accords Animal Statistics Table.