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Shelter Statistics

 

Total Animal Intakes

Animal Intakes

Reflects all live animals impounded or taken in by Animal Services, including wildlife. Does not include those animals presented to the shelter by owners requesting euthanasia. 

 

 

Stray vs. Surrender Intakes for Dogs and Cats

Stray v

 Reflects all stray and surrendered dogs and cats brought into the shelter as well as those picked up in the field by animal control officers.

 

 

Return to Owner Rates

RTO Rate

 Reflects the percentage of stray and surrendered animals which are reclaimed by their owners after entering the shelter.

 

 

Live Outcome Rate

Live Outcome Rate_D&C

 Reflects the proportion of dogs and cats released from the Animal Services shelter alive (adopted, returned to owner, rescued, or transferred) versus the percentage of animals with non-live outcomes (euthanized, died, escaped, or missing).

 

 

Euthanasia Classifications for Dogs and Cats

Euthanasia breakdown

  Reflects the relative distribution of dog and cat euthanasias using standard deffinitions established by the Asilomar Accord.

 

 Healthy

Manifest no sign of a behavioral or temperamental characteristic that could pose a healh or safety risk or otherwise make the animal unsuitable for placement as a pet, and have manifest no sign of disease, injury, or congenital condition that adversely affects the health of the animal or that is likely to adversely affect the animal's health in the future. 
   Treatable

1) Not "Healthy", but who are likely to become so if given medical, foster, behavioral or other care equivalent to the care typically provided to pets by reasonable and caring pet owners in the community ("Rehabilitatable"), or;

2) Not "Healthy" and are not likely to become so regardless of the care provided, but who would likely maintain a satisfactory quality of life if given medical, foster, behavioral, or other care equivelent to the care typically provided to pets by reasonable and caring pet owners in the community. (Does not include any animal who is determined to pose a significant risk to human health and safety or to the health and safety of other animals.

   Unhealthy and Untreatable

1) Have a behavioral or temperamental characteristic that poses a health and safety risk or other wise makes the animal unsuitable for placement as a pet, and are not likely to become "healthy" or "treatable" even if provided with the care typically provided to pets by reasonable and caring pet owners in the community, or:

2) Are suffering from a disease, injury or congenital condition that adversely affects the animal's health or is likely to adversely affect the animal's health in the future, and are not likely to become "healthy" or "treatable" even if provided the care typically provided to pets by reasonable and caring pet owners in the community, or;

3) Are under the age of eight weeks and are not likely to become "healthy" or "treatable" even if provided the care typically provided to pets by reasonable and caring pet owners in the community.