Transferring Shelter Animals: Developing Data and a Data Driven Logistical Transport Solution for Safely and Humanely Transferring Shelter Animals Longer Distances and Between States

PI: Danna Moore (WSU),, ORCID: 0000-0001-5171-4546

Co PIs: none

AMOUNT & MATCH: $40,000 from PacTrans; $40,000 Match

PERFORMANCE PERIOD: 3/16/2022 – 3/15/2023

STATUS: Active

CATEGORIES: Animal Transport, Logistics, Safety



FINAL PROJECT REPORT: will be available once completed

PROJECT DATA: will be available once completed

DESCRIPTION: The overall purpose of this project is to improve and increase efficiency of intrastate and interstate transportation for moving shelter animals between shelters that have too many or more than they can care for, to those animal shelters that have available resources, or more people seeking pet adoption than they can supply.

There is a need for an efficient logistical mobility system for shelter animal transfer that optimizes shelter resources, optimizes animal welfare, and improves connecting people to home animals. This project will combine survey data, shelter data, GIS, and qualitative interview data to inform pet transport capital purchase decisions and improve daily operations of pet transport programs.

This research aims to discover information and increase transportation data that can support a new mobility service system designed to improve the movement of shelter animals between shelters. This project will address how to best transfer animals safely and humanely between rural and metro shelters, and intra, and inter-state to ensure all animals have a chance to be adopted or live a safe life.

Research Project Progress Report #1 10/10/2022
No Cost Extension Request 1/15/2023
Draft Report 1/15/2023
Final Project Report 3/15/2023