"Addressing" the Issue The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region combines good data collection with animal reports by zip code to reunite pets and owners.
On the Case: Pet Detectives Miami Dade Animal Services has an all-volunteer group that digs into lost and found animal reports and follows up with owners and finders of lost pets.
Old School, New Tricks SPCA Tampa Bay's method for reuniting lost pets with their families combines traditional print media with the latest technology.
Download This: 18 Facts at Your Fingertips (.pdf) To whet your appetite: # 6. Log strays by the zip code where they were found, not the zip code of the person who brings them in.
Learn How Now: Spay or Pay
Step-by-step instructions for implementing two successful programs at your agency:
Solving the Problem of Problem Owners The spay or pay ordinance in Springfield, MA, offers owners of intact animals picked up by animal control a financial incentive to alter animals most at risk for breeding, biting and health issues.
An Offer They Can't Refuse Town Lake Animal Center teams up with Emancipet, a low-cost spay/neuter clinic, to reduce the number of unaltered animals running at large.
Learn How Now: Licensing
Step-by-step instructions for implementing programs that can increase return to owner rates, compliance and funds for spay/neuter assistance:
Copy Cat Campaign By adapting one agency's successful program and adding the media to the mix, Spokane County Regional Animal Care and Protection Services saw significant increase in the number of licensed pets.