The March 2006 statistics as posted on the LAAS site are in. Unfortunately, the blog does not allow tables to print in this format.
Summarizing, impounds are down 13% compared to last March; adoptions from the shelter are up 15%; rescues (New Hope) are down 24%; and euthanasias dropped from 34% to 25% of the animals coming in, which means a 26% decrease compared to last year.
Considering that the national average is still over 50% killed, our 25% is half the national kill rate.
March 2006 vs March 2005; Difference; Change%
Impounds 2,991; 3,421; (-) 430; (-) 13%
Adoptions 1,137; 989; (+) 148; (+) 15%
New Hope 519; 682; (-) 163; (-) 24%
Euthanized 755; 1,166; (-) 411; (-) 35%
% Euthan 25% vs 34%
Adoptions were up 15%, while the euthanasia rate dropped 35%.
Rescue group adoptions were down 24%.
Using the ubiquitous per capita way of measuring, if the March figures hekd for the entire year, the kill rate rate would be 2.1 per thousand population, lower than Tompkins' County (Ithaca) record of 2.2, or San Francisco's 2.5.
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