What does your Humane Society Do?
What do we do to find the owners of lost animals?
What efforts are made to try and adopt our animals?
As a result of the above efforts we find a good home for many animals and every single friendly adoptable dog. What do I mean when I say adoptable? We are not going to place a dog with the general public that is a known biter (exceptions might be a small grumpy dog who nips when you pick him up or mess with his food) We are have never and are not placing dogs that we feel (after assessment or based on prior behavior) are going to be a real danger to our citizens, their neighbors, community or other animals. There is not a dog on this earth worth a child's face.
How do our results compare nationally?
The National Council on Pet Population and Policy 2011 nationwide survey results reveled the following:
Euthanasia: Nationally 64% of the animals that entered shelters were euthanized. At The Humane Society of Carroll County (HSCC) 32.5% were euthanized. Nationally, 56% of dogs and 71% of cats were euthanized. At HSCC 32% of dogs and 60% of cats were euthanized
Return to Owner Strays: Nationally 15% of dogs and 2% of cats were claimed by their owners. At HSCC 60% of dogs and 3% of the cats were claimed by their owners
Adoption/Rescue: Nationally 25% of incoming dogs were adopted and 24% of cats. At HSCC 67% of dogs and 39.5% of cats have been adopted
**** CCHS statistics are from January 1, 2013 through November 2013 ****
** Numbers do not include the 197 dogs and 260 cats that were brought to us by their owners (largely because they could not afford to take them to their Veterinarian) for humane euthanasia. These animals obviously were not available for adoption or rescue so they were not included in the animal live release rates. **