Multnomah County Animal Services
Animal Trends—Fiscal Year 2000 through Fiscal Year 2009
 
Fiscal Year                 Live Release Rate                 Save Rate                   Kill Rate
                                                                        (Unredeemed animals)   (Unredeemed animals)
 
2000                            61.47%                                   49.16%                       53.23%
 
2001                            60.8%                                     49.08%                       45.46%
 
2002                            57%                                        45.06%                       46.5%
 
2003                            54.7%                                     43.13%                       46.45%
 
2004                            55.8%                                     42.33%                       43.12%
 
2005                            55.6%                                     44.27%                       48%
 
2006                            49.6%                                     35.16%                       57.39%
 
2007                            47.6%                                     34.19%                       56.46%
 
2008                            47%                                        34.87%                       60.28%
 
2009                            46%                                        34.9%                         56.35%
 
 
Live release: Total companion dogs and cats adopted+ owner redeemed + transferred to rescue organizations divided by Total Intake for companion dogs and cats
 
“Save” rate: ( for unredeemed dogs and cats):  Total companion dogs and cats adopted+ transferred to rescue organizations divided by Total  Intake for dogs and cats minus owner redeemed
 
“Kill” rate: (for unredeemed dogs and cats): Total companion dogs and cats killed divided by Total Intake for dogs and cats minus owner redeemed