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Adoption Statistics

We’re happy to share with you our 2019 statistics for our sheltering services. These numbers include our main shelter in Coupeville, along with the Oak Harbor Cat Adoption Center and Freeland Cat Cottage.

2019 Live Release Rate: 95.3% (96.9% dogs; 93.7% cats)

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
89.0% 94.3% 94.6% 92.6% 94.9% 95.5% 95% 94% 92.5% 95.3%

Animal Intake : 642 (305 dogs; 337 cats)

  • Strays: 428 (218 dogs; 210 cats)
  • Owner Surrenders: 184 (76 dogs; 108 cats)
  • Returned Adoptions: 9 (3 dogs; 6 cats)
  • Transfers In: 21 (8 dogs; 13 cats)

Live Outcomes: 619 (306 dogs; 313 cats)

  • Adoptions: 415 (120 dogs; 295 cats)
  • Transferred Out: 2 (all dogs)
  • Returned to Owner: 204* (186 dogs; 18 cats)

*79% of lost dogs returned to their owners (compare to the national average of 22%-25%); 10% of lost cats returned to owners (compare to the national average of 2%-4%)

Other Outcomes: 31 (10 dogs; 21 cats)

  • Died in Shelter: 10 (2 dogs; 8 cats)
  • Shelter Euthanasia: 19 (6 dogs; 13 cats)
  • Owner Request Euthanasia: 2 (all dogs)

 

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