This lesson plan for school years 7 to adult, aims to demonstrate how to conduct an animal census. It highlights the benefits of regular veterinary desexing programs, keeping animal populations at a healthy level. The download includes teacher’s instructions and Animal Census Recording sheet.

NOTE: This activity was presented by the International Companion Animal Management Coalition (ICAM) at the Asia for Animals Conference in Kathmandu, Nepal 2017. AMRRIC’s APR-I Intern Brooke Kennedy has modified the presentation of “How to conduct a street survey” to suit Indigenous Australian communities and to assist in explaining the purpose of the veterinary visit and why they are important to maintaining healthy, stable animal populations. For more information on the presentation of “How to conduct a street survey” visit

Frances Grant
Author: Frances Grant