Current state Statute requires disclosure of certain shelter data upon request on a monthly basis however not everyone compiles in providing this data. Further complication of obtaining meaningful data results from no master list of shelters, sanctuaries, and rescue groups in Florida being available. This prevents the development of statewide animal sheltering trends and puts the onus on individuals to collect data. Some shelters refuse to comply, even though the statute is more than 3 year old.
Florida animal shelters are invited to join a statewide initiative to develop a reliable snapshot of the state’s shelter animal census. Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida is responding to a request for information that we frequently receive from Florida shelter managers: How many cats and dogs are admitted to shelters each year and what happens to them?
This is the question that the Second Triennial Florida Shelter Animal Census is meant to answer and a new census is being conducted right now! Your shelter can participate by submitting shelter data for calendar year 2016 (January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016). We’re asking all Florida animal shelters to fill out a brief survey with your shelter data and information. Click the button below to launch the official census survey and submit your shelter data and information.
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