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.

2019 Shelter Animals Count Data Matrix for NCBR

Beginning Animal Count 38
Adult Up to 5 Months Age Unknown
Stray at Large 0 0 0
Relinquished by Owner 10 14 0
Owner-intended Euthanasia 0 0 0
Transferred In 74 2 0
Other Intakes* 0 0 0
Total Live Intake 84 16 0
Live Outcomes
Adoption 84 0 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 84 0 0
Other Outcomes
Died in Care 2 1 0
Lost in Care 0 0 0
Shelter Euthanasia** 10 0 0
Owner-intended Euthanasia 0 0 0
Subtotal Other Outcomes 12 1 0
Total Outcomes 96 1 0
Ending Animal Count 41

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

Of the 10 euthanasias in 2019, eight were medical euthanasias for terminally ill dogs with a poor prognosis and poor quality of life, and two dogs were euthanized for behavioral issues that were deemed to make the dogs unsafe to adopt. Three dogs died naturally of terminal illnesses (one dog with cancer, one dog with cardiac disease, and one dog with cancer and cardiac disease).

ASPCA Live Release Rate for 2019 = 84%
This is calculated as our total live outcome divided by our total intake.

Asilomar Accords Live Release Rate for 2019 = 100%
This is calculated as our total live outcome divided by all outcomes minus unhealthy and untreatable animals.

Our Save Rate for 2019 = 90%
Save Rate is calculated as the total intake minus euthanasia outcomes, divided by intake.

Euthanasia Policy