The State of Pet Homelessness Index
This Index is the first consistent, methodological measure of pet homelessness by country.
At Mars Petcare, we have an ambition to
End Pet Homelessness.
To better understand the issue, we teamed up with leading animal welfare experts and organizations around the world and together we developed the State of Pet Homelessness Index. This data tool pulls together credible, consistent data to measure the scale of the pet homelessness issue at a country level. The index also helps us understand the problem and the reasons why pets are homeless, by country.
The State of Pet Homelessness Index in numbers
The Index covers 9 countries so far. This data can be used by animal welfare organizations, policymakers, pet professionals, academics, researchers, and other interested parties to understand and work towards ending pet homelessness.
days of research
The Index is based on data from over 200 global and local sources and is supplemented by new quantitative research on people’s attitudes, country by country
Global and local data sources relating to pet homelessness across the globe collected and analyzed
Mars Petcare teams, charities, non-government, and pet care organizations consulted to gather data on pet homelessness and advise on the Index approach
shelter, street or stray dogs and cats
Estimated number of shelter, street or stray dogs and cats in the 9 countries measured so far
How our brands are helping
Find out how our brands are helping to end pet homelessness all over the world through local and national programs and initiatives.
Driven by our Mars Petcare Purpose: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS
Check out these stories to see how some of our Mars Petcare Associates are helping to End Pet Homelessness: