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Adoption Statistics for 2013

OHS adopted 11,110 animals in 2013, setting new records for the percentage of animals saved and the number of dogs adopted. OHS’s adoption rate is consistently 3-4 times above the national average. OHS pets stay available for adoption as long as necessary (sometimes six months or more), and animals are never euthanized for space reasons.

 

The rate is even more impressive because it includes 4,837 animals transferred to OHS from 70 animal welfare agencies (such as humane societies and animal control agencies) in Oregon, Washington and California. These animals were given a “second chance” at finding a home through OHS when time and resources had run out at other shelters.

 

2013 Adoption Reports

 

OHS found homes for 11,110 animals in 2013. Our save rate was 98%. Complete adoption statistics for OHS and the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland are found in the following Asilomar reports.

 

 

 

2013 Asilomar Report

 

In addition to keeping figures on the number of animals adopted, OHS also calculates a “Save Rate” according to the nationally recognized Asilomar Standard.

 

The save rate reflects the many options for pets that come to the shelter besides adoption, such as animal transfers and animals who are returned to their owner. OHS is confident in its adoption figures because staffers conduct monthly physical inventories and spot audits of animal counts.

 

 

2013 Save Rate Summary

 

Total Adopted Total Saved

Save Rate

 

Dogs: 5,161 Dogs: 5,599

99%

 

Cats: 5,214 Cats: 5,450

98%

 

Small Animals: 735 Small Animals: 764

98%

 

All Animals: 11,110

All Animals: 11,815

 

98%

 

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