Ecosystem Mapping

In the Tier 1 pilot cities and with their help, map the community support ecosystem, outline an ideal ecosystem, and define gaps. Should address rehoming, lost and found and human-animal resource needs to keep pets, as well as emergency needs, around public and animal safety. Should take into consideration the need to build neighborhood based programs and grassroots support.


Jamie Case and Maria Saucedo

Angela M Rovetto
Chris Roy
Christi Metropole
Donell Randolph
Faith Wright
Jamie Case
Jordana Moerbe
Karalyn Aropen
Katie Applin
Katie Brown
Kenny Horman
Leslie Poole
Maggie Lynch
Maria Saucedo
Michele Figueroa
Mika Munch
Monica Frenden
Quinn Douglas-Hiley
Rachel (Rae) Williams
Rory Adams
Steve Porter
Vanessa Hidden


The Ecosystem Mapping WG has been working on the solidifying the group’s overall organizational structure and strategy. The group has also set up workflow and strategy for collecting information on animal welfare organizations throughout a community, which is being testing for Austin currently. In addition, the group is also working through the technical side of the database/repository.

The Ecosystem Mapping Working Group is developing two tools. One tool will be for communities’ animal welfare organizations to see where gaps in important programming may exist so that shelters and non-profits could potentially pivot their programs to fill in those gaps. Or, this tool could be used to find where overlap and redundancies may occur so that organizations can streamline programs with partner groups. Additionally, this working group is using this information to create a public facing tool for the general public to use to locate resources available in their community.

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