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Adoption Ambassadors, pets as gifts, fee-waived adoptions, partnering to save lives—these and more research-backed programs are explained in this section.

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The President’s Blog: Are Animal Shelter Outcomes Improving?

Wednesday, April 19 2017

Matt Bershadker, ASPCA President & CEO, shares recent trends in nationwide shelter data that show how far we’ve come as a field—and what we need to do next.

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How To Survive Kitten Season This Year, Part 2

Monday, April 17 2017

Dr. Janeczko shows you how to estimate the number of cats you’re likely to see this year.

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Research Update: New National Estimates Are In!

Thursday, March 16 2017

Spoiler alert: We’re seeing lots of exciting trends in U.S. shelter data, but keep at it—we are not done yet.

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Most Popular Tools & Tips

Forms & Samples Adoption center visitor log and survey

Use this sample form to record shelter visitor traffic.

Research The Saving Power of Fee-Waived Adoptions

Leery of free adoptions? Research shows fee-waived cats are just as loved and valued!

Publication Partnering to Save More Lives

Read an article published in a peer-reviewed journal about trends noted as data was analyzed for the first six ASPCA Partnership communities. Download the PDF here.