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Q1-Q3, 2019-2021 Report

We released the latest report at the beginning of February, analyzing 510 organizations with complete data from January-September in 2019, 2020, and 2021. Download the report to see more of our findings

Here's a sneak peek of the report:
The Q1-Q4 2019-2021 comparison report will be released in March and will include data broken out in age groups.

Call for Photos

We are seeking photos from shelters and rescues that represent your work! These photos may be used in our marketing materials, website, and on social media. Each photo submitted will count as one entry to win $100 for your organization!

Email your high resolution photos to

Recent Updates

Manual Data Entry
If you utilize the manual entry option for data entry, you are no longer required to enter a "0" in each field for your data to be 'complete'. The zeros are now pre-populated! Be sure to check all fields are complete before submitting to ensure every animal is counted.

Overviews/Dashboards on Home Screen
The overviews have been expanded to allow you to filter by year, previously, these were only showing year-to-date data. Now you can quickly get your totals from past years. Tip: Take screenshots of these data charts/tables as a visual for sharing with staff, leadership, etc.

Coming Soon!
  • PDF reports
  • Coalition filters
  • New website

Samantha Hill, Data & Technology Director

Samantha Hill joined Shelter Animals Count as the Director of Data and Technology in February 2022. She started her career at Case Western Reserve University where she discovered her passion for details, research, data and organizational impact.

After completing a Masters in Nonprofit Organization, Hill sought an industry where she could combine her skillsets with her love of animals. In 2019, Hill transitioned from her work in higher education administration to support the animal welfare sector through research and data analysis at Best Friends Animal Society. As the Director of Data and Technology at Shelter Animals Count, Hill looks forward to helping animal welfare organizations use data and technology to improve the lives of pets and their people. Hill lives in Northeast Ohio with her husband, dog and cat.

Ashley Pech, Communications Manager

Ashley joined the SAC team at the end of 2021 after spending 3 years as Marketing Manager for Animal Rescue League of Iowa in Des Moines, Iowa. Ashley has worked in marketing and communications for 15 years and holds a BFA in Graphic Design. Her experience in a variety of industries has led her to discover a passion for animal welfare.

After working at the shelter level, Ashley is eager to support shelters nationwide through data-driven decisions to ensure the pets and people in our communities are taken care of. Ashley and her husband live in Colorado with their two sons and two dogs.

HSUS Animal Care Expo, April 19-22, Orlando

Visit Us!
Shelter Animals Count will be at booth #617 so be sure to stop and see us!

SAC's Executive Director, Stephanie Filer, will be co-presenting with April Huntsman from about “New Data to Help Understand Pet Supply & Demand”.

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"Since the beginning of the pandemic, the number of animals taken into and transferred between shelters has fallen — while adoption and survival rates continue to rise."
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