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NAIA SHELTER PROJECT RESOURCES

NAIA supports the numerous groups and individuals who dedicate at least some of their resources to study and describe pet population issues. Their work helps us define and understand the issues so that we can reduce shelter impounds and increase adoptions of healthy and treatable shelter pets. Our short listing below recognizes some of the major contributors. Please send information about other organizations and studies that should be added: shelter_project@naiaonline.org

Pet rescue plays a major role in reducing shelter deaths and finding permanent homes for homeless pets.

Associations and Groups

Asilomar Accords
The Asilomar Accords are the result of several animal welfare organizations and leaders working together for the purpose of saving the lives of healthy and treatable companion animals. For starters, they have defined terms, developed a method for reporting uniform statistics and have developed a glossary of terms.

National Council of Pet Population Study and Policy 
An organization dedicated to reducing the number of homeless pets through gathering and analyzing reliable shelter data.

Articles and Studies

Rates of Euthanasia and Adoptions for Dogs and Cats in Michigan Animal Shelters: Paul C. Bartlett, Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Andrew Bartett, Michigan State University, Sally Walshaw, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Stephen Halstead, State Veterinarian, Michigan Dept. of Agriculture: Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 8 (2), 97 -104 Copyright 2005, Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc., Inc.

 Animal Shelters: A State by State Summary of Financial Information 

California

Connecticut

Florida

Illinois

Indiana

Kentucky

Maine

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

New Hampshire

New Jersey

Ohio

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

Wisconsin