APA! rescued 559 animals in fiscal year 09 (Oct 1, 2008 thru Feb 28, 2009) so far off of the euthanasia list. 2075 dogs and cats were still euthanized. That means we decreased the 09 euthanasia rate by 21% of what it would have been this year.
Without APA! the percent of animals euthanized would have been 35% instead of 29%. It seems like a small change but when you look at the intake number decrease, our impact is huge in saving lives.
>Cat euthanasia rate is 36% compared to 60% at the same time last fiscal year. We saved 118 cats from euthanasia out of 971 that were on the euthanasia list (853 did die). Or 12% were saved by APA! since we started our cat program in November of 2008 (we need more help here - fosters, donors, volunteers!)
>Dog euthanasia rate is 24% compared to 36% at the same time last fiscal year. We saved 441 dogs from euthanasia out of 1663 that were on the euth list (1222 died). Or 27% were saved by APA!.
>For the fiscal year:
>Cat intake is down 33%
>Dog intake is down 5%
We are working on ways to measure the effect of our pass program on intake to help people rehome and keep their pets instead of dropping off at TLAC.