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Dr Roger Haston

Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 12 PM – 12:50 PM (EST)
This webinar is part of the Animal Matters Seminar Series , presented by Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy 
Speaker: Roger Haston, PhD, President, The Institute for Animals

In this talk we will examine the data around the supply and demand for dogs in the United States into the future. The increased recognition of the value that pets can bring to people’s lives along with increasing population continues to drive the demand for dogs. The talk will have a particular focus on looking at sheltering data and the implications a forward looks has into the future of animal sheltering. As intake continues to decline around the country what challenges are animal welfare organizations facing, how should they start to think about their work in the future and what is their role to the broader dog acquisition paradox. It is almost inevitable that we will have a significant shortage of dogs for people to adopt, so where will people get dogs in the future? And I will mix in some cool data science as well.

Made possible by the generous support of Elizabeth A. Lawrence Endowed Fund

About Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy
The mission of the Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy is to conduct and encourage the study of complex issues surrounding the changing role and impact of animals in society. The Center supports the development and dissemination of research-driven policies, programs, and practices that benefit both people and animals.
Work conducted by the Center is based on the tenets that animal well-being matters, that animal and human well-being are linked and that both are enhanced through improved understanding of human-animal relationships.