01 August 2013

ASPCA launches Moving Animals Places (MAP) Program

An innovative resource aimed at balancing the number of animals in U.S. shelters and increasing adoptions will set new standards for animal homing in the American market. 

Last week, the ASPCA announced the launch of the Moving Animals Places (MAP) Program, an interactive and free web-based map application that will help connect animal shelters across the country. MAP allows participating shelters with surplus animals to find and partner with shelters that have available space and a higher demand for adoptable animals. 

Developed in collaboration with Fujitsu and using technology courtesy of salesforce.com, MAP is designed to allow animal welfare groups to facilitate an increased number of efficient, humane and safe transports. Sandy Monterose, senior director of  community outreach for the ASPCA said, "MAP will also provide the animal sheltering community with a broad picture of the state of animal transport nationally, including trends within the national network." 

To date, there are 175 approved MAP members in 41 states. The MAP Program is open to 501(c)(3) organizations and municipal agencies. Organizations that meet the criteria can begin the registration process by visiting www.aspcapro.org/map.

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