Introduction to the Basic Matrix:
This basic matrix was designed to serve as a tool for basic data collection. It is a simple matrix containing what
many (including Asilomar, ASPCA, National Federation of Humane Societies, American Humane, UC Davis,
Maddies Fund, PetSmart Charities, HSUS and Shelter Animals Count) have agreed are the minimum data
points (along with definitions) an organization should gather. Whether organizations already gather a great
deal of data or have only gathered the basics, this matrix should facilitate the roll up or merging of data at the
local, regional or national level by providing a common framework. This matrix does not reflect any
preference in data analysis or the calculation of rates but is rather simply a tool for data collection.
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 2016
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