What is the NAIA Shelter Project

Welcome to the NAIA Shelter Project: This program is dedicated to understanding shelter population trends, reducing euthanasia of adoptable pets, improving pet health and welfare, reducing infectious and zoonotic disease transmission, and fighting consumer fraud.

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United States Animal Shelter Data

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Animal shelters are required by law to report their transactions in about a dozen states. In other locales reporting is voluntary. Our system displays graphs for shelters that have provided data for 5 years or more.

Animal Shelter News & Articles

15 treated after Vt. puppy tests positive for rabies

"She was spunky and she was adorable and just full of it. And the cat wasn't really impressed with her, but they were making friends" Julie Tillson said.

Tillson and he...

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Humane or Insane? - Importation of foreign stray animals into US shelters threatens health, sustains ‘overpopulation’

If you don't know what's happening at your local animal shelter, or what local pet rescue groups are doing, it's time to find ...

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Smuggled Puppies a Concern to California

Everyone loves a soft cute puppy – those sweet brown eyes, short stubby legs, little wagging tail are hard to resist. Unfortunately,...

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Border Puppies and Public Health, LA County Veterinary Public Health, “Puppy Mills go Global”

Thousands of puppies are smuggled annually into the United States for illegal sale and profit.  Large numbers are sold in LA County. ...

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Other Relevant Animal Shelter Information

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Quick Facts

  • 88%of pet cats are spayed or neutered, (APPA)
  • 65%of pet owners acquire their pets free or at low cost.(NCPPSP)
  • 2%or less of shelter cats are ever returned to their owners. (NCPPSP)

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Information, data and studies from numerous organizations have been included in this site. Here are some of our data sources:

AVMA NCPPSP APPA AKC