Nevada Humane 2006-2007 statistics, combined with County.
Notice that 54% fewer cats were killed—combined count—in 2007 vs. 2006, and 52% fewer dogs.
Adoptions increased 52% for dogs and 78% for cats—this is both Nevada Humane and County combined.
The overall kill RATE also dropped 53%, and the adoption RATE increased 53% for dogs and 85% for cats.
In other words, killing dropped by half and adoptions increased by more than 50% in a 12 month period.
The combined stats were good compared to LAAS before Bonnie started and became stellar afterwards.
Winograd detractors, such as Boks or Bickhart, will say the combined County/Humane operation is small compared to LAAS.
But they are not small by any measure; their combined intake for 2007 was 16,000 cats and dogs, with a budget of $4,000,000.
LAAS intake was 46,400 dogs and cats, almost 3 times as many, but with a budget of $21,000,000, or 5.25 as much.
So Washoe/NH was able to effect a 50% cut in killing and even larger increase in adoptions with about half the budget per animal of LAAS.
In 2007, only 8% of WC/NH dogs were killed and 22.4% of cats, compared to LAAS stats of killing 24% of its dogs and 46% of its cats.
Here is a 9 page pdf file by Brown on how they were able to make such a dramatic change.
Bonnie points out how important marketing is to increase adoptions, and that it is a myth that there are not enough adopting homes to place them.
This is the URL for Nevada Humane:
It has links separate, Maddies style statistical tabulations that they submit to Maddies.