Category Archives: Spay/Neuter
My Twitter friend @Caretaker_Cat asked me to make this. Not being familiar with the tv show, I probably can’t appreciate it fully, but I had fun making it.
I wonder if this post will get a lot of traffic because people will think I’m talking dirty. But, no, this is just my typical passion for numbers and spay/neuter. http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0113553 Let me share some numbers I just figured out … Continue reading
No One Knows. There are people out there who say they do, but they don’t really. I went to a volunteer orientation at my local shelter, and read through their web page first. So when the instructor said there were … Continue reading
HRC’s just updated this with CA’s 2013 data. http://spot.humaneresearch.org/content/animal-shelter-statistics They continue to show good effects for s/n clinics.
I’m too excited to wait for the final polish on some of these charts.
If you study the NC map I posted last blog, you will notice areas of low shelter euthanasia near spay/neuter clinics that I’ve dubbed “The Infertile Crescent.” NC has a statewide license-plate s/n voucher program, and is the home of … Continue reading
Yes, this chart really is a summary of an awful lot of information. Not theory. Not a projection from a small sample. It includes information from every shelter in Oregon that I know about (well, there’s one for-profit shelter in … Continue reading
While limiting intake, increasing adoptions, or Shelter-Neuter-Return can improve a shelter’s Live Release Rate, they can result in putting the burden of killing on neighboring shelters. Opening a s/n clinic, however, benefits the neighbors as well, as happened when the … Continue reading
I made a lovely little model in Excel, letting me play with all kinds of variables. The most amazing thing is, no matter what I put in for those variables, there’s a tipping point, where just a few more spay/neuter … Continue reading
I’ve updated my Utah spreadsheet, although data is only available Jan-Jul 2013 (and I’m assuming that’s the first half of the year, 1/1/13-6/30/13) so I projected. http://www.spayship.com/data.html