Prediction of Adoption Versus Euthanasia Among Dogs and Cats in a California Animal Shelter

  title={Prediction of Adoption Versus Euthanasia Among Dogs and Cats in a California Animal Shelter},
  author={Merry G. Lepper and Philip H Kass and Lynette A Hart (Geyer)},
  journal={Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science},
  pages={29 - 42}
The purpose of this retrospective cohort study was to investigate determinants of adoption of cats and dogs from a large municipal animal shelter. The subjects were 4,813 cats and 3,301 dogs impounded by the Sacramento County Department of Animal Care and Regulation and offered for adoption September 9, 1994 to May 26, 1995. The study constructed models predicting the conditional probability of adoption using logistic regression and a final multiple logistic regression model from variables… 
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