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A map of the 2019 national dataset

2019 National Data Set

This town hall is a deep dive into our brand new national data set. Watch and learn about our collective lifesaving progress towards No-Kill 2025 and how you can use data to increase lifesaving in your community. 

Moderator:
Brent Toellner, senior director of national programs, Best Friends Animal Society

Panelists:
Vicki Kilmer, director of business intelligence and strategy, Best Friends Animal Society
Teresa Salamone, senior manager of business intelligence and strategy, Best Friends Animal Society

• Webinar Intro- Brent Toellner, Best Friends Animal Society. -0:02:00
• Project introduction and why the data is important. -0:02:31
• What are the differences between this data set and others that exist in the industry? -0:05:48
• How is Best Friends collecting the data? -0:9:16 • What are some highlights of the 2019 data? -0:14:38
• Define “No-Kill Community” in the context of the data set. -0:18:00 • What have the trends looked like over time? -0:19:00
• Summary from 2016 to 2019. -0:20:39
• Define “Lifesaving Gap” in the context of the data set. -0:21:30
• How do challenges differ in various regions of the country? -0:23:15
• Disparity between cats and dogs. -0:24:00
• States with the largest lifesaving gaps. -0:25:29
• What is the difference between “save rate” and “live release rate”? 0:29:40
• Is it harder to maintain no-kill status versus reaching no kill status? -0:31:10
• What can you tell us about no-kill sustainability? -0:32:20 • Public perception of No Kill? -0:34:12
• How can people find out what is going on in their community regarding the data? -0:37:38
• When was the public perception research done? -0:39:00
• What do we see happening in 2020? Is there an impact from COVID? -0:40:00
• Pet Lifesaving Dashboard intro. -0:43:00
• Dashboard demo. -0:44:00
• How can you see shelters in the local community that have not provided data? -0:50:17
• Are there any plans to include other species beyond dogs and cats? -0:52:00
• Where does this data leave us in reaching the 2025 goal? -0:53:45
• Could the lower foster stats in April and May be due to decreased intake? -0:56:00
• Does the data differentiate between open admission and closed admission shelters? -0:57:00
• Did decreased intake during COVID cause a decreased lifesaving gap? -0:59:00
• Can we use this dashboard to refer people to local shelters? -1:00:24
• Do you think that the economic impact of COIVD will necessitate a new strategy? -1:01:26
• What were the key factors in reducing shelter killing over the last 10 years? -1:03:57


Play iconPODCAST

The Best Friends Podcast Episode 18: "What's the Deal with Cats?"
The Best Friends Podcast Episode 19: "The New Data is Here, The New Data is Here!"

Additional IconADDITIONAL RESOURCES & INFORMATION

Pet Lifesaving Dashboard
Pet Lifesaving Dashboard Shelter Data Update Form
Pet Lifesaving Dashboard Dashboard Shelter Narrative Generator
State-by-State Lifesaving Rankings
No-Kill FAQs
Best Friends data set Methodology