New Population Data from Shelter Animals Count August 2022

Shelter Animals Count has released a new study looking at trends in sheltered animal populations so far in 2022. The data reported so far reflects what many folks in animal sheltering are describing – shelters are nearing or at capacity. “The primary driver of shelters feeling at – or over – capacity in the first half of 2022 is due to the imbalance of too many animals staying behind as total outcomes have been falling short of intakes – for month-after-month – beginning in 2021. That, coupled with staffing and volunteer shortages, veterinarian shortage, decreased funding, and more, has made it even more challenging,” the report states.