Dogged data

This past weekend Commercial Appeal reporter Cindy Wolff explored the trends in pet adoption and euthanasia at Memphis Animal Services.

I did the data analysis for the story and the thing that struck me instantly was the 79% euthanasia rate for dogs and cats last year. Damn. At least it’s down from the 82% in 2006.

Makes me sad though to think that could have been the fate for Pippi, our lab/something mix who Cindy rescued and convinced us to adopt.

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grant smith
Hi. I’m a freelance journalist and data specialist living in NJ/NYC. I like to play outside.

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