Large numbers of kittens entering shelters continue to be major problem for many shelters. Geographic information systems (GIS) technology can be used to identify geographic areas that repeatedly act as a source of kittens. Using shelter data regarding kitten intake from 2009-2011, GIS technology identified 16 statistically significant clusters in Tompkins County. Using this analysis, the shelter successfully applied for and received funding for targeted spay/neuter efforts.
Presenter: Jan Scarlett, DVM, PhD
Date: July 14, 2013
Venue: ASPCA/Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Conference at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine