That’s why for years we have worked to address pet homelessness issues around the world, with a wide range of programs, including responsible pet owner and breeder education, expanded access to veterinary care, shelter support, branded partnerships and donations.
But there was no consistent way to measure the scale of pet homelessness and map the key issues that need to be solved, or to understand the wider impact of these initiatives, and the efforts of so many organizations with the same goal.
Now, Mars Petcare, in partnership with an Advisory Board of leading animal welfare experts, has released the State of Pet Homelessness Index, the first consistent, methodological measure of pet homelessness by country. Identifying local and contributing factors and building insight into the most impactful factors in each country is an important step on our journey to end pet homelessness.
Our hope is that together with our partners and pet lovers across the globe, we can End Pet Homelessness once and for all
It is important to note that the Index is a view of the issue at a specific moment in time when the research was conducted.