Graduate Student
Posted November 24, 2019 at 10:12 AM Under "Data & Technology"
Student searching for municipal shelter data


I am a graduate student at the University of Georgia and am looking for collaborators who have access to municipal shelter intake/disposition data with location and basic health information. I have built a planning tool for community health program development and the data would be used to test it! I will provide the results and data mapping. Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated!

I recently presented the project at the National Council on Pet Population 2019 Research Symposium (

Thank you!

Jessie Dyer, MSPH MA
Doctoral Student,
Comparative Biomedical Sciences,
Department of Veterinary Biosciences and Diagnostic Imaging,
College of Veterinary Medicine,
University of Georgia

  • November 25, 2019 at 12:54 PM

    Hi Jessie...if we can connect offline I'd love to discuss your work. I am also a doctoral student working on some related issues and would love to discuss. Let me know an email I can reach you at!


    • December 04, 2019 at 11:44 AM

      Hi Sue! That would be great! My email is

      • December 12, 2019 at 12:59 PM

        To @SueN and @Paws4JLee, are either of you aware of a Facebook group or a forum for students in applied animal welfare research (not DVM students)? If such a thing exists, I'd love to know about it and join, and if not, I'd like to start a Facebook group for us so we can share resources and discuss our work.

        • December 12, 2019 at 07:52 PM

          Hi! I don’t know of a general applied animal welfare research and think its a great idea! I know several schools and labs have sites. I wonder if Maddie’s fund has a research site or group?

          • December 13, 2019 at 08:57 AM

            All I've seen are resources/forums for DVM students. At the HSUS Expo, I did meet some other students, and I think all but one was going into vet med. Research grad students are rare in this field.

            • December 13, 2019 at 09:34 AM

              If you make a group let me know!

              • December 16, 2019 at 08:16 AM

                Let me see if we can get a space on MPF to have these types of discussions - will keep you posted.

                • December 17, 2019 at 03:51 PM

                  @SabrinaAeluro @JLee1422 @SueN You can absolutely create a space on MPF to have these types of discussions and connect with other students! We have a groups functionality that you can use to create public or private groups to have focused discussions on whatever you would like, share resources and send announcements. You can create a group here if you'd like. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions!

                  • January 06, 2020 at 03:59 PM

                    Thanks for the offer! I wasn't thinking of a private group, I was thinking of a forum that's open to all students that they can find easily. That's why I was thinking Facebook, but having a student section under the Topics here on MPF would be useful, too.

  • November 25, 2019 at 10:13 AM

    Hi Jessie,

    I'd love to hear more about the project and I might be able to connect you with some people that can help with data access. Email me at