05/15/19 Your Data Counts!

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Recorded On: 05/15/2019

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How many animals enter our nation’s shelters? How many animals are moving among American shelters and rescues as transfers? What can we learn from other communities where there are more or fewer animals? These, and so many other questions, can only be answered if shelters and rescues join Shelter Animals Count.

Learn how your shelter can benefit from participating in Shelter Animals Count – and how to use data to tell the story of your organization. Rise above the day-to-day through data visualization tools that allow for easy identification of trends. Even the most basic data collection is valuable in making decisions, steering operations, raising funds, and more. Your shelter’s data becomes even more powerful when it is part of the National Database.

In this webinar we’ll explore:

  • the basics of quality data collection in an animal shelter
  • the basic data matrix, a nationally recognized tool for data collection and sharing
  • how to sign up for Shelter Animals Count and begin entering data

This webinar recording has been pre-approved for:

1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit.
1 CE  by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) for Texas Animal Control Officers

Sara Kent

Chief Executive Officer, Shelter Animals Count

Sara Kent was named Chief Executive Officer of Shelter Animals Count in September 2017. She is the first CEO and paid staff member, leading Shelter Animals Count’s evolution from a collaborative project to an independent organization, with a strong focus on shelter engagement and industry presence.

Before joining Shelter Animals Count, Sara spent over 17 years with Petfinder.com as one of the adoption site’s first employees. As the Director of Shelter Outreach for Petfinder, Sara and her team managed relationships with 14,000 animal adoption organizations. She led the creation of Petfinder Pro, the professional side of Petfinder, dedicated to providing tools and resources to animal shelters and rescue groups. During her tenure at Petfinder, Sara visited hundreds of shelters nationwide and was a frequent presenter at national and regional animal welfare conferences.

Sara serves as a board member for the Animal Welfare Federation of New Jersey, a statewide collection of professional animal welfare advocates working together to improve the lives of animals. She is the founder of FIVER Cats, an online resource dedicated to community cats and FIV+ cats. 

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