2-28-24 Data: Looking Back and Forward

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In 2023, animal shelters and rescues in the United States faced a third consecutive year of high intake with adoption rates unable to keep pace. The resulting crisis is mounting, with organizations across the country over capacity and under stress. Join us to analyze key data insights, challenges, and successes from 2023, then peek into what Shelter Animals Count (SAC) has planned for 2024. 

SAC experts Samantha Hill, Director of Data and Technology, and Emily Tolliver, Director of Communications, will offer an exclusive opportunity to stay ahead in the constantly evolving landscape of animal welfare.

This live and recorded program is approved for 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit and 1 NACA CE.

Also see the 2022 Strength in Numbers Series presented by Shelter Animals Count.

Samantha Hill

Director of Data and Technology, Shelter Animals Count

Samantha Hill joined Shelter Animals Count as the Director of Data and Technology in 2022 where she combines her passion for animals with her education in research and data analysis to understand national trends and community impact. She started her career in higher education administration at Case Western Reserve University where she completed a Masters in Nonprofit Organization and discovered her passion for details, research, data and organizational impact. 

Emily Tolliver

Director of Communications and Design, Shelter Animals Count

Emily Tolliver joined Shelter Animals Count in April 2023 as the Director of Communications and Design. After kickstarting her career in digital communications at her local humane society in 2011, her passion for helping people and animals eventually led her to run large, national social media programs at both Best Friends Animal Society and the American Red Cross.

An animal lover since birth, Emily brings over a decade of animal welfare-specific experience in social media management, graphic design, fundraising and marketing. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism (emphasis in photojournalism) from the University of Kentucky and has volunteered at shelters across the country, both as a mentor and directly in animal care.

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