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SHELTER STATISTICS

 

Provided below are the statistics covering all the dogs and cats that enter the Front Street Animal Shelter. It is important to note we are not a “no-kill” shelter. We are an open, municipal shelter, which means that we must take any stray dog that is found within our jurisdiction and brought to us. Although the Sacramento City Code does not require us to take in cats, we often do.

Thanks to the tremendous amount of community support, progressive outreach, offsite adoption events, our Adoption Center at Petco, foster care resources, rescue groups, and our shelter partners in the region and out-of-state, we have made great strides in the past several years. With the goal of saving every healthy and adoptable animal, we have been able to achieve our highest save rates in the shelter’s history. Although we have made progress, we understand that this is not perfection. We strive every day to be a better shelter and, with the help of our community, we will continue to improve our practices to be the shelter that the Sacramento residents deserve.

 

LIVE RELEASE/SAVE RATE
 
  DOGS CATS TOTAL
JANUARY 86% 87% 86%
FEBRUARY 88% 83% 87%
MARCH 86% 76% 84%
APRIL 84% 92% 88%
MAY 83% 89% 87%
JUNE 82% 89% 86%
JULY 84% 85% 84%
AUGUST 84% 90% 87%
SEPTEMBER 86% 80% 83%
OCTOBER 88% 85% 86%
NOVEMBER 83% 84% 84%
DECEMBER 85% 78% 83%
YEAR-TO-DATE AVERAGE:     86%
MONTHLY SHELTER INTAKE
 
  DOGS CATS TOTAL
JANUARY 580 209 789
FEBRUARY 488 133 621
MARCH 500 135 635
APRIL 460 452 912
MAY 445 617 1062
JUNE 516 698 1214
JULY 531 465 996
AUGUST 454 542 996
SEPTEMBER 401 401 802
OCTOBER 441 413 854
NOVEMBER 393 257 650
DECEMBER 485 199 684
 TOTAL 5694 4521 10215

 

 

ADOPTIONS
 
  DOGS CATS TOTAL
JANUARY 230 136 366
FEBRUARY 205 101 306
MARCH 263 84 347
APRIL 213 75 288
MAY 180 116 296
JUNE 208 196 404
JULY 173 322 495
AUGUST 204 447 651
SEPTEMBER 174 251 425
OCTOBER 156 259 415
NOVEMBER 178 293 471
DECEMBER 175 398 573
 TOTAL 2359 2678 5037
RETURNED-TO-OWNERS
 
  DOGS CATS TOTAL
JANUARY 149 11 160
FEBRUARY 136 2 138
MARCH 114 8 122
APRIL 114 6 120
MAY 123 4 127
JUNE 146 11 157
JULY 150 12 162
AUGUST 120 8 128
SEPTEMBER 111 1 112
OCTOBER 115 12 127
NOVEMBER 99 12 111
DECEMBER 138 5 143
 TOTAL 1515 92 1607

 

 

SENT TO RESCUE GROUPS
 
  DOGS CATS TOTAL
JANUARY 31 0 31
FEBRUARY 21 1 22
MARCH 15 2 17
APRIL 24 9 33
MAY 16 41 57
JUNE 29 5 34
JULY 22 2 24
AUGUST 10 6 16
SEPTEMBER 18 5 23
OCTOBER 13 0 13
NOVEMBER 19 4 23
DECEMBER 8 0 8
 TOTAL 226 75 301
TRANSFERRED TO SHELTERS
 
  DOGS CATS TOTAL
JANUARY 29 26 55
FEBRUARY 58 0 58
MARCH 37 0 37
APRIL 68 11 79
MAY 53 8 61
JUNE 38 4 42
JULY 71 10 81
AUGUST 66 2 68
SEPTEMBER 95 3 98
OCTOBER 42 8 50
NOVEMBER 46 1 47
DECEMBER 42 3 45
 TOTAL 645 76 721

 

 

EUTHANIZED
 
  DOGS CATS TOTAL
JANUARY 84 27 111
FEBRUARY 60 23 83
MARCH 68 33 101
APRIL 73 36 109
MAY 75 65 140
JUNE 91 76 167
JULY 85 72 157
AUGUST 72 56 128
SEPTEMBER 56 82 138
OCTOBER 52 64 116
NOVEMBER 66 41 107
DECEMBER 72 44 116
 TOTAL 854 619 1473
DIED IN SHELTER/FOSTER CARE
 
  DOGS CATS TOTAL
JANUARY 2 6 8
FEBRUARY 9 5 14
MARCH 2 10 12
APRIL 2 45 47
MAY 2 73 75
JUNE 4 101 105
JULY 2 84 86
AUGUST 1 32 33
SEPTEMBER 3 54 57
OCTOBER 16 37 53
NOVEMBER 4 15 19
DECEMBER 2 11 13
 TOTAL 49 473 522

 

 

ESCAPED OR MISSING
 
  DOGS CATS TOTAL
JANUARY 1 0 1
FEBRUARY 0 0 0
MARCH 1 0 1
APRIL 0 1 1
MAY 0 0 0
JUNE 0 1 1
JULY 0 0 0
AUGUST 0 1 1
SEPTEMBER 0 1 1
OCTOBER 1 0 1
NOVEMBER 0 0 0
DECEMBER 0 0 0
 TOTAL 3 4 7
FERAL CATS RETURNED
 
  CATS
JANUARY 42
FEBRUARY 23
MARCH 23
APRIL 25
MAY 29
JUNE 86
JULY 50
AUGUST 63
SEPTEMBER 22
OCTOBER 25
NOVEMBER 47
DECEMBER 27
 TOTAL 462

 


 

MONTHLY STATISTICS FOR 2017 MONTHLY STATISTICS FOR 2016 MONTHLY STATISTICS FOR 2015
Live-Release (Save) Rate Live-Release (Save) Rate Live-Release (Save) Rate
Animals Entering The Shelter Animals Entering The Shelter Animals Entering The Shelter
Adoptions Adoptions Adoptions
Sent To Rescue Groups Sent To Rescue Groups Sent To Rescue Groups
Returned To Owners Returned To Owners Returned To Owners
Transferred to Shelters Transferred To Shelters Transferred To Shelters
Euthanized Euthanized Euthanized
Died In Care Died In Care Died In Care
Escaped / Missing Escaped / Missing Escaped / Missing
Feral Cats Returned Feral Cats Returned Feral Cats Returned