Animals of the Austin Animal Centre
Michael Zhang, Polly Tang, Eris Lam
This project features data from the Austin Animal Centre, which intakes 20,000 animals annually and whose work is a leading factor behind Austin, Texas’ status as the "largest no-kill community" in the US. Using three distinct interactive visualizations and a statistics panel, the app presents data on animal outcomes collected from Oct 2013 to Dec 2019. Users can identify trends in historical data, such as fluctuation of adoption rates by time of year or animal type, as well as comparison of animal demographics in terms of age and colour. This gives the users the opportunity to gain a better understanding of adoption preferences and focus on efforts to boost the chance of survival for historically overlooked animals due to characteristics such as age or colour.