The Year in Review - 2016
Life Saving:
199 Cats and kittens that came into our care
185 Cats and kittens that went to loving homes (a small number were transferred to other rescues or sanctuary
221 Dogs and puppies that came into our care
213 Dogs and puppies that went to loving homes (a small number were transferred to other rescues or sanctuary
95% Live release rate (save rate) = number of animals that went to loving homes plus animals on hand at the end of the year divided by those on hand at the beginning of the year plus those taken in. We take in some very vulnerable and sick animals; therefore, some do die in our care in spite of quality care and some must be humanely euthanized to end suffering.
Adoption:
178 Total cats and kittens adopted from AWL
158 Total dogs and puppies adopted from AWL
HUG Program (Help Us Go):
2 Cats and kittens transferred to other rescue groups or sanctuary
50 Dogs and puppies transferred to other rescue groups
Sources of Animals:
332 Animals from POA Animal Control
35 Animals through Community Animals
12 Animals in LAP Program (Looking Ahead for Pets)
41 Other: animals returned from prior adoptions, born in our care, etc.
Spay/Neuter:
257 AWL animals sterilized pre-adoption
313 Low income family pets sterilized at spay/neuter clinics.
494 Low-income family pets sterilized with spay/neuter vouchers
3,525 Total owned pets sterilized since 2007 through spay/neuter program (not pre-adoption)
Education:
3 area schools Schools receiving donated educational materials for classroom use and books for their libraries
$200 Amount of prizes to students for 3rd grade essay contest
Volunteers:
160 approximately Volunteers in various capacities: at the Adoption Center (office, dog walkers, cat cuddlers); foster homes; at Spay/Neuter Clinics; behind-the-scenes (e.g., photography, publicity, recycling, grant writing, corresponding, fundraising)
Donation Programs and Fund Raising Events:
93 Champions = sustaining monthly contributors
14 Number of fundraising events (2 large events, other 1-day events, 2 on-going events)
Members:
657(as of April 2017) Total individual members at date noted (individual memberships counted as 1, family memberships counted as 2)