Santa Barbara County Animal Services Releases New Monthly Data Report
By the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department
Santa Barbara County Animal Services (SBCAS) has unveiled a new, in-depth data report summarizing operations for October 2022. This report compares animal shelter operations between 2021 and 2022 to give community members a thorough understanding of changes in animal intakes, adoptions, foster care, transfers to partnering agencies, and animal control officer calls. With a renewed commitment to providing the highest level of animal care and keeping community stakeholders informed, the SBCAS team will be sharing this new data report monthly along with a summary of major highlights from the Animal Services Director.
Updates at SBCAS from October 2022, highlighted in the Director’s Summary, have included the beginning of building upgrades to the Santa Maria site as well as vaccine and microchip clinics in Santa Maria and Lompoc. Additionally, the pet pantry, held in conjunction with partners across the county, served over 100 families across three locations in the month of October.
“Construction that began at our Santa Maria shelter in mid-October created an opportunity for our community to demonstrate just how much they care about the homeless pets across the county,” shared County Animal Services Director Sarah Aguilar. “So far in 2022, volunteers have donated over 1,000 hours more than last year and Animal Services has placed over 250% more pets into foster homes.”
SBCAS leadership will share updates in monthly Director’s summary on upcoming projects identified, including an interactive lost and found map, expanded service hours, and further steps towards increasing visibility of the work of SBCAS, and its partners, countywide.
“We welcome everyone who wishes to contribute to making life better for local homeless pets,” shared Aguilar. “ Whether it is through the donation of time through volunteer opportunities, or by opening your heart and home to a foster pet, your gift of kindness makes an impact.”
To sign up for the monthly Animal Services Director’s Summary, data reports, and other SBCAS-related news, visit https://www.countyofsb.org/415/Animal-Services.
For volunteer opportunities and information about fostering or adopting, visit https://linktr.ee/sbcanimalservices.