Statistics

The Division of Animal Care & Control seeks to find a positive outcome for every happy, healthy pet in its care through proactive return-to-owner, adoption, and transfer programs. 

The Division's 2018 canine live release rate was 90%. In 2018:

    • 3904 dogs were impounded
    • 879 dogs were adopted through the CITY DOGS program
    • 974 dogs were returned to owner
    • 1667 dogs were transferred to rescue and shelter partners

Animal Care & Control’s canine live release rate for 2017 was 86%. In 2017:

    • 3949 dogs were impounded
    • 697 were adopted through the CITY DOGS program
    • 916 dogs were returned to owner
    • 1783 dogs were transferred to rescue partners

It is important to note that the division offers owner-requested euthanasia, which is included in these calculations. It is also important to note that these statistics are for dogs only.

The division primarily impounds dogs, but does take in other domestic and wild animals in special circumstances. Animal Care & Control does not impound stray cats unless they are critically injured.

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