Live Release Rate (LRR) and Statistics

Shelter Animals Count – Basic Data Matrix 2015 All Locations

This data reflects the work of our three shelters.  It does not include Community Veterinary Services, Law Enforcement, Rescue Services, or Boston Veterinary Care.

Species  Canine Feline Total
Beginning Animal Count, 1/1/2015 32 66 98

 

Live Intake Canine Feline Total
Stray/At Large 171 892 1063
Relinquished by Owner 302 867 1169
Owner Requested Euthanasia 91 160 251
Transferred in from Agency 286 269 555
Other Intakes 43 79 122
TOTAL INTAKE 893 2267 3160

 

Outcomes Canine Feline Total
Adoption 491 1619 2110
Returned to Owner 188 102 290
Transferred to another Agency 56 39 95
Other Live Outcome 0 0 0
TOTAL LIVE OUTCOMES 735 1760 2495
Died in Care 1 14 15
Lost in Care 0 0 0
Shelter Euthanasia 62 278 340
Owner Requested Euthanasia 88 149 237
TOTAL OUTCOMES 886 2201 3087

 

Ending Shelter Count Canine Feline Total
12/31/2015 35 66 101

 

The Animal Rescue League of Boston (ARL) Live Release Rate

Calculated with the ASPCA’s LRR Formula: Live Outcomes/Intake

Live Outcomes: animals who leave a shelter alive through adoption, RTO, transfer to another organization, or any other lifesaving program

ARL Live Release Rate 2015

Canine Feline
90.68% 88.30%