Using data to save pets’ lives
Save All The Pets is using data science to save the lives of dogs and cats. First, we are collecting data about what dog traits make a dog more likely to be adopted in which locations. After we obtain the data, we will analyze it by appearance, age, and size, and then relocate pets to where they’re statistically more likely to be adopted, taking into consideration which shelters are more likely to euthanize animals.
For example, if older dogs are more likely to be adopted at a particular shelter in Dallas than one in Houston, we will move a certain number there as calculated by the model. Given that 800,000 dogs and cats per year are euthanized nationwide in shelters, this has the promise to save many lives.