Asilomar Accords Statistics

 


In August of 2004, a group of animal welfare industry leaders from across the nation convened at Asilomar in Pacific Grove, California for the purpose of building bridges across varying philosophies, developing relationships and creating goals focused on significantly reducing the euthanasia of healthy and treatable companion animals in the United States.  Through hard work, lively discussion and brainstorming, a common vision for the future was adopted.

The San Diego Animal Welfare Coalition (SDAWC) is a group of San Diego County nonprofit animal service professionals and governmental agencies working together to end euthanasia of healthy dogs and cats as well as those with treatable physical and/or behavioral conditions.  SDAWC consists of the following agencies; Coronado Animal Control, North County Humane Society, El Cajon Animal Shelter, Escondido Humane Society, County of San Diego Animal Services, San Diego Humane Society and SPCA, Rancho Coastal Humane Society and Chula Vista Animal Care Facility. The following El Cajon Animal Shelter Asilomar Accords Statistics from January 1, 2012 / December 31,2012 report the source and outcome for City of El Cajon & City of La Mesa dogs, cats & other animals.

The City of El Cajon has one of the largest survival rates in the nation for a government run animal shelter.  All Healthy (medical and behavior) animals are adopted.  Treatable animals are treated and are placed up for adoption.  Animals euthanized are animals which would be a danger to the public or suffering and not treatable.
The El Cajon Animal Shelter is an open-admission shelter that accepts animals from the City of El Cajon and the City of La Mesa.

Asilomar Accords: Annual Animal Statistics Table
Dog Cat Wildlife Other Total
Annual Live Release Rate: 82%
The Annual Live Release Rate does not include 0 owner/guardian  requested euthanasia which were unhealthy and untreatable and 39  animals that were died or were lost in the shelter/care
A BEGINNING SHELTER COUNT (1-Jan-2012) 31 25 0 1 57
INTAKE (Live Animals Only)
B From the Public 1235 643 5 54 1937
C Incoming Transfers from Organizations within Community/Coalition 0 0 0 0 0
D Incoming Transfers from Organizations outside Community/Coalition 0 0 0 0 0
E From Owners/Guardians Requesting Euthanasia 0 0 0 0 0
F Total Intake [B + C + D + E] 1235 643 5 54 1937
G Owner/Guardian Requested Euthanasia (Unhealthy & Untreatable Only) 0 0 0 0 0
H ADJUSTED TOTAL INTAKE [F minus G] 1235 643 5 54 1937
I ADOPTIONS 589 480 0 32 1101
J OUTGOING TRANSFERS to Organizations within Community/Coalition 0 0 0 0 0
K OUTGOING TRANSFERS to Organizations outside  Community/Coalition 22 6 0 11 39
L RETURN TO OWNER/GUARDIAN 389 19 0 1 409
ANIMALS EUTHANIZED
M Healthy (Includes Owner/Guardian Requested Euthanasia) 0 0 0 0 0
N Treatable – Rehabilitatable (Includes Owner/Guardian Requested  Euthanasia) 12 5 0 0 17
O Treatable – Manageable (Includes Owner/Guardian Requested Euthanasia) 20 8 0 1 29
P Unhealthy & Untreatable (Includes Owner/Guardian Requested  Euthanasia) 181 101 2 5 289
Euthanized animals without category assigned 0 0 1 0 1
Q Total Euthanasia [M + N + O + P] 213 114 3 6 336
R Owner/Guardian Requested Euthanasia (Unhealthy & Untreatable Only) 0 0 0 0 0
S ADJUSTED TOTAL EUTHANASIA [Q minus R] 213 114 3 6 336
T SUBTOTAL OUTCOMES [I + J + K + L + S] Excludes Owner/Guardian  Requested Euthanasia (Unhealthy and Untreatable Only) 1213 619 3 50 1885
U DIED OR LOST IN SHELTER/CARE 15 22 2 0 39
V TOTAL OUTCOMES [T + U] Excludes Owner/Guardian Requested  Euthanasia (Unhealthy and Untreatable Only) 1228 641 5 50 1924
W ENDING SHELTER COUNT (31-Dec-2012) 37 28 0 5 70
Annual Live Release Rate Calculation in percentage: (I + J + K + L)/T 82 81 0 88 82
Data Check:  A + H 1266 668 5 55 1994
Data Check:  V + W 1265 669 5 55 1994

Live release rate  for January 1, 2012 / December 31, 2012″  82% (Dogs 82%, Cats 81%, Others 88%)

The Live Release Rate does not include owner requested euthanasia which were unhealthy or untreatable and dogs and cats that died or were stolen in the shelter.

DEFINITIONS

Healthy
The term “healthy” means and includes all dogs, cats and others eight weeks of age or older that, at or subsequent to the time the animal is taken into possession, have manifested no sign of a behavioral or temperamental characteristic that could pose a health or safety risk or otherwise make the animal unsuitable for placement as a pet, and have manifested no sign of disease, injury, a congenital or hereditary condition that adversely affects the health of the animal or that is likely to adversely affect the animal’s health in the future.

Treatable
The term “treatable” means and includes all dogs, cats and others who are “rehabilitatable” and all dogs, cats and others who are “manageable.”

RehabilitatableThe term “rehabilitable” means and includes all dogs, cats and others who are not “healthy,” but who are likely to become “healthy,” if given medical, foster, or other care equivalent to the care typically provided to pets by reasonable and caring pet owners in the community.

Manageable:  The term “manageable” means and includes all dogs, cats and others who are not “healthy” and who are not likely to become “healthy,” regardless of the care provided; but who would likely maintain a satisfactory quality of life, if given medical, foster, behavioral, or other care, including long-term care, equivalent to the care typically provided to pets by reasonable and caring owners in the community; provided, however, that the term “manageable” does not include any dog or cat who is determined to pose a significant risk to human health or safety or to the health or safety of other animals.

Unhealthy and Untreatable
The term “unhealthy and untreatable” means and includes all dogs, cats and others who, at or subsequent to the time they are taken into possession,

(1)  Have a behavioral or temperamental characteristic that poses a health or safety risk or otherwise makes the animal unsuitable for placement as a pet, and are not likely to become “healthy” or “treatable” even if provided the care typically provided to pets by reasonable and caring pet owners in the community; or

(2)  Are suffering from a disease, injury, or congenital or hereditary condition that adversely affects the animal’s health or is likely to adversely affect the animal’s health in the future, and are not likely to become “healthy” or “treatable” even if provided the care typically provided to pets by reasonable and caring pet owners in the community; or

(3)  Are under the age of eight weeks and are not likely to become “healthy” or “treatable,” even if provided the care typically provided to pets by reasonable and caring pet owners in the community.