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Map pinpoints shelters with too many, too few dogs

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LOS ANGELES — The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has launched a program that maps out animal shelters with a dearth of dogs and shelters that have too many. The first national program of its kind, MAP, which stands for Moving Animals Places, allows shelters to contact one another and work out moves that will put pets in places where they are more likely to be adopted.

Since the free online database started in July, 347 shelters in 47 states and Puerto Rico have signed on.

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