THE NATIONAL DATABASE PROJECT

NCBR is proud to be part of the national movement to standardize data collection and increase transparency in the animal welfare community.  We share the belief held by organizations such as Best Friends Animal Society, Maddie’s Fund, and over 1700 other Best Friend Network Partners like us that increased transparency and more consistent reporting of our impact will help pave the way to more life-saving outcomes within our organization, locally, and nationally.

2016 Shelter Animals Count Data Matrix for NCBR

Adult Up to 5 Months Age Unknown
Beginning Animal Counts 40 0 0
ANIMAL INTAKE
Stray at Large 2 7 0
Relinquished by Owner 0 0 0
Owner-intended Euthanasia 0 0 0
Transferred In 91 7 0
Other Intakes* 0 13 0
Total Live Intake 102 27 0
ANIMAL OUTCOMES
Live Outcomes
Adoption 103 13 0
Returned to Owner 0 0 0
Transferred Out 0 0 0
Returned to Field 0 0 0
Other Live Outcome 0 0 0
Subtotal Live Outcomes 103 13 0
Other Outcomes
Died in Care 0 0 0
Lost in Care 0 0 0
Shelter Euthanasia** 13 6 0
Owner-intended Euthanasia 0 0 0
Subtotal Other Outcomes 13 6 0
Total Outcomes 116 19 0
Ending Animal Counts 29 5 0

* Other Intakes includes dogs born in rescue.
** Shelter Euthanasia includes euthanasia for any reason, including medical euthanasia.

Of the 19 euthanasias we had last year, 16 were medical euthanasias for terminally ill dogs with a poor prognosis and poor quality of life.  Three dogs were euthanized for behavioral issues that were deemed to make the dogs unsafe to adopt.

Shelter Animals Count | The National Database Project

ASPCA Live Release Rate for 2016 = 89.9%
This is calculated as our total live outcome divided by our total intake.

Asilomar Accords Live Release Rate for 2016 = 100%
This is calculated as our total live outcome divided by all outcomes minus unhealthy and untreatable animals.  In 2016, 19 dogs were considered unhealthy or untreatable.  16 were euthanized for medical reasons, and 3 were euthanized for behavioral reasons.  Our euthanasia policy, below, describes conditions that would result in a dog being euthanized for medical or behavioral reasons.

Euthanasia Policy