Using Geographic Information System (GIS) to Target Spay/Neuter Efforts
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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

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