According to the ASPCA, 7.6 million pets enter our shelters each year, and 2.7 million of them are put to death. That means our national save rate is currently 64%.
Does your shelter save 64% of its pets? If so, you’re average and need to work toward improvement. Does your shelter save less than 64%? You’re below average, and you have a lot of work to do to make sure you’re providing your taxpayers at least an average amount of service. Want to be at the front of the class? Save 90% or better.
How can you make your shelter above average? Start using the No Kill Toolkit from the No Kill Advocacy Center.