Population Management

Managing your animal population is one of the most important tasks for any animal welfare organization, and understanding the many interrelated layers that contribute to population management ensures adequate welfare for the animals in your care. There are many steps to planning, evaluating, and maintaining your population including daily rounds, capacity planning, length of stay analysis, bottleneck evaluation/elimination, and adoption program effectiveness to name a few. The resources presented below will assist your team in managing your population.


These documents are written for a variety of shelter personnel including those new to the field or those with many years of experience, as well as frontline animal care staff, volunteers and all the way up to administrative staff.


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