The Year in Review - 2017
Life Saving:
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293 Cats and kittens that came into our care
255 Cats and kittens that went to loving homes (a small number were transferred to other rescues or sanctuary
266 Dogs and puppies that came into our care
232 Dogs and puppies that went to loving homes (some were transferred to other no-kill rescues or sanctuaries)
95.7% 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.
221 Total cats and kittens adopted from AWL
113 Total dogs and puppies adopted from AWL
HUG Program (Help Us Go):
13 Cats and kittens transferred to other rescue groups or sanctuary
110 Dogs and puppies transferred to other rescue groups
Sources of Animals:
446 Animals from POA Animal Control
38 Animals through Community Animals
7 Animals in LAP Program (Looking Ahead for Pets)
68 Other: animals returned from prior adoptions, born in our care, etc.
306 AWL animals sterilized pre-adoption
270 Low income family pets sterilized at spay/neuter clinics.
626 Low-income family pets sterilized with spay/neuter vouchers
4,421 Total owned pets sterilized since 2007 through spay/neuter program (not pre-adoption)
3 area schools Schools receiving donated educational materials for classroom use and books for their libraries
$240 Amount of prizes to students for 3rd grade essay contest
$282 Books for libraries
$1,368 "Kind News" subscriptions for all 3rd graders
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:
100 Champions = sustaining monthly contributors
17 Number of fundraising events (2 large events, other 6-day events, 9 on-going events)
665 (as of December 31, 2017) Total individual members at date noted (individual memberships counted as 1, family memberships counted as 2)