In early August, experts projected that an estimated 30 million–40 million renters could be at risk of eviction by year’s end. And with 72% of renters owning pets, the animal welfare community began sharing resources and developing plans.
Sara Kent is the first Chief Executive Officer of Shelter Animals Count, leading the nonprofit that is home to the national database of sheltered animal statistics. Sara has spent over 20 years helping shelters get the most from digital tools and resources. Sara lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with her husband and adopted pets, including two mixed breed dogs, Diamond Shamrock and Linda; two house cats, Mr. Pickwick and Gerald; and a tarantula named 3.
Your data is always important. But during times of change, it’s crucial to measure the impact that COVID-19 is having on animals.