Building a compassionate community
through the care of companion animals

Annual Shelter Statistics


We report our monthly intake and outcome data on Shelter Animals Count, an online resource for self-reported statistics from over 4,700 animal welfare organizations across the country. You can visit their site here.


Dogs and PuppiesCats and KittensLittle CrittersTotal
Beginning Animal Count (1/1/2018)146848238
Relinquished/Return by Owner301444133878
Owner Requested Euthanasia510116
Transferred In917164101,091
TOTAL INTAKE1,2601,0841602,504
Return to Owner2416040
Transferred to Another Agency55010
Subtotal: Live Outcomes1,2259171522,294
Shelter Euthanasia39802121
Owner Requested Euthanasia69116
Subtotal: Other Outcomes751245204
TOTAL OUTCOMES1,3001,0411572,498
Ending Animal Count (12/31/2018)10612711233
Live Release RateLive Outcomes/(Total Outcomes-Owner Requested Euthanasia)2018 LLR = 92%


StrayFound loose in the community
Relinquished/Return by OwnerGiven up by their owner or returned adoption
Owner Requested EuthanasiaEuthanasia requests for medical or behavioral reasons
Transferred InTransferred from a partner animal shelter or rescue
AdoptionAdopted from Tails Humane Society
Returned to OwnerAnimals returned to their owner
Transferred to Another AgencyTransferred to a partner animal shelter or rescue
DiedAnimals who passed away
Shelter EuthanasiaAnimals euthanized due to behavior or medical issues