Rescue by the Numbers

Here at the Lawrence Humane Society, we measure our success based on the overall number of animals we accept each year and the percentage of animals we can save through veterinary and behavior rehabilitation. There is never a limit on how long an animal may stay with us and 100 percent of friendly, healthy, treatable animals are cared for until adopted, reunited with their owners or transferred to another shelter that guarantees placement.

2016 Statistics

INTAKE

DOGS

CATS

OTHER

TOTAL

Stray 818 1,136 11 1,965
Owner Surrender 410 426 32 868
Transferred from Other Shelters 453 162 40 655
Return Adoptions (Under 30 days) 131 52 0 183
Service In 45 71 0 116
Other 74 16 9 99
TOTAL LIVE INTAKE 1,881 1,819 90 3,789

OUTCOME

DOGS

CATS

OTHER

TOTAL

Adopted 1,192 1,346 49 2,587
Returned to Owner 472 110 1 583
Transferred to Another Shelter 43 10 28 81
Service Complete 38 68 0 106
TOTAL LIVE RELEASE* 1,745 1,534 78 3,357
LIVE RELEASE RATE 92.7% 83.5% 96.3% 88.3%
Euthanized 137 278 3 574
Died 1 24 0 45
Escaped 0 1 0 2
AVERAGE LENGTH OF STAY
13.7 days 22.5 days 12.0 days 17.7 days

2015 Statistics

INTAKE

DOGS

CATS

OTHER

TOTAL

Stray 856 1,192 29 2,077
Owner Surrender 354 418 42 814
Transferred from Other Shelters 181 59 0 240
Return Adoptions (Under 30 days) 94 40 2 136
Service In 23 61 0 84
Other 32 27 0 99
TOTAL LIVE INTAKE 1,502 1,747 60 3,309

 

OUTCOME

DOGS

CATS

OTHER

TOTAL

Adopted 925 1,290 47 2,262
Returned to Owner 456 125 3 584
Transferred to Another Shelter 14 9 0 23
Service Complete 14 54 0 68
TOTAL LIVE RELEASE* 1,409 1,478 50 2,937
LIVE RELEASE RATE 91.4% 82.0% 76.9% 86.2%
Euthanized 120 303 13 436
Died 11 21 2 34
Escaped/Missing 1 0 0 1
AVERAGE LENGTH OF STAY
13.6 days 27.0 days 11.8 days 20.8 days

*Live Release Rate is calculated as Total Live Release divided by Total Outcomes.

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