Annual Shelter Statistics

Annual Shelter Statistics

We report our monthly intake and outcome data on Shelter Animals Count, an online resource for self-reported statistics from over 13,000 shelters and rescues across the country. You can visit their site here.

 Dogs and PuppiesCats and KittensLittle CrittersTotal
Beginning Animal Count (1/1/2022)1901174311
Relinquished/Return by Owner28253988909
Owner Requested Euthanasia4105
Transferred In84222721,071
TOTAL INTAKE1,1391,2061052,450
Return to Owner1330245
Transferred to Another Agency123015
Subtotal: Live Outcomes1,1101,1321022,284
Shelter Euthanasia40672109
Owner Requested Euthanasia4105
Subtotal: Other Outcomes791103192
TOTAL OUTCOMES1,1891,2311052,525
Ending Animal Count (12/31/2022)140924236


Live Release RateLive Outcomes/(Total Outcomes-Owner Requested Euthanasia)2022 LRR = 93%


Stray Found loose in the community
Relinquished/Return by Owner Given up by their owner or returned adoption
Owner Requested Euthanasia Euthanasia requests for medical or behavioral reasons
Transferred In Transferred from a partner animal shelter or rescue
Adoption Adopted from Tails Humane Society
Returned to Owner Animals returned to their owner
Transferred to Another Agency Transferred to a partner animal shelter or rescue
Died Animals who passed away
Shelter Euthanasia Animals euthanized due to behavior or medical issues