Homeless cat outside

State of Pet Homelessness Project:
A global data initiative for understanding pet homelessness

The project provides data-led insights into issues which may impact pet homelessness in different countries. These insights can guide individuals and organizations working to tackle pet homelessness, and help them make a real difference.
United States Flag
U.S.
20
%
of cats and dogs are homeless
United States Flag
U.S.
20
%
of cats and dogs are homeless
United States Flag
U.S.
20
%
of cats and dogs are homeless
Homeless cat outside
State of Pet Homelessness Project:
A global data initiative for understanding pet homelessness
The project provides data-led insights into issues which may impact pet homelessness in different countries. These insights can guide individuals and organizations working to tackle pet homelessness, and help them make a real difference.
United States Flag
U.S.
20
%
of cats and dogs are homeless
United States Flag
U.S.
20
%
of cats and dogs are homeless
United States Flag
U.S.
20
%
of cats and dogs are homeless
Homeless cat outside
State of Pet Homelessness Project:
A global data initiative for understanding pet homelessness
The project provides data-led insights into issues which may impact pet homelessness in different countries. These insights can guide individuals and organizations working to tackle pet homelessness, and help them make a real difference.
United States Flag
U.S.
20
%
of cats and dogs are homeless
United States Flag
U.S.
20
%
of cats and dogs are homeless
United States Flag
U.S.
20
%
of cats and dogs are homeless
Mars releasing the largest study into pet homelessness
About the Project
Pets that don't receive the sustained and human care they need are at risk of poor health and compromised welfare.
Measuring the scale of pet homelessness is a complex task. To address this challenge, Mars partnered with leading animal welfare experts and organizations to launch the State of Pet Homelessness Project, a global data initiative. 

To bring transparency, awareness, and insight to the challenge of pet homelessness, we have set out to build a data set that can offer insights into a range of attitudes and behaviors that impact the issue.

shelter dog looking at the volunteer
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Pedigree Foundation Logo
ICATCare Logo
VCA Charities logo
Banfield Foundation logo
IPFD DogWellNet logo
Wellbeing International logo
ICAM logo
HSI logo
About the Project
Pets that don't receive the sustained and human care they need are at risk of poor health and compromised welfare.
Measuring the scale of pet homelessness is a complex task. To address this challenge, Mars partnered with leading animal welfare experts and organizations to launch the State of Pet Homelessness Project, a global data initiative. 

To bring transparency, awareness, and insight to the challenge of pet homelessness, we have set out to build a data set that can offer insights into a range of attitudes and behaviors that impact the issue.

Learn about how we built the Project
Learn about how we built the Project
Mars releasing the largest study into pet homelessness
shelter dog looking at the volunteer
ACCD logo
Pedigree Foundation Logo
ICATCare Logo
VCA Charities logo
Banfield Foundation logo
IPFD DogWellNet logo
Wellbeing International logo
ICAM logo
HSI logo
About the Project
Pets that don't receive the sustained and human care they need are at risk of poor health and compromised welfare.
Measuring the scale of pet homelessness is a complex task. To address this challenge, Mars partnered with leading animal welfare experts and organizations to launch the State of Pet Homelessness Project, a global data initiative. 

To bring transparency, awareness, and insight to the challenge of pet homelessness, we have set out to build a data set that can offer insights into a range of attitudes and behaviors that impact the issue.

Mars releasing the largest study into pet homelessness
shelter dog looking at the volunteer
HSI logo
ICAM logo
Wellbeing International logo
IPFD DogWellNet logo
Banfield Foundation logo
VCA Charities logo
ICATCare Logo
Pedigree Foundation Logo
ACCD logo
Programs around the world
Banfield Foundation logo
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United States
Banfield Foundation

Funds programs that provide veterinary care, elevate the human-animal bond, provide disaster relief for pets and advance veterinary science.

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Programs around the world
Banfield Foundation logo
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United States
Banfield Foundation

Funds programs that provide veterinary care, elevate the human-animal bond, provide disaster relief for pets and advance veterinary science.

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Programs around the world
Banfield Foundation logo
Flag-US
United States
Banfield Foundation

Funds programs that provide veterinary care, elevate the human-animal bond, provide disaster relief for pets and advance veterinary science.

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woman feeding stray cats
How can you help?
Donate to our programs or partners
Discover a range of programs working to address pet homelessness and learn how you can make a difference.
Be a responsible pet owner
Understand how to recognize and interact with stray pets. Find out ways you can help stray pets.
woman feeding stray cats
How can you help?
Donate to our programs or partners
Discover a range of programs working to address pet homelessness and learn how you can make a difference.
Be a responsible pet owner
Understand how to recognize and interact with stray pets. Find out ways you can help stray pets.
How can you help?
Donate to our programs or partners
Discover a range of programs working to address pet homelessness and learn how you can make a difference.
Be a responsible pet owner
Understand how to recognize and interact with stray pets.