Life-Saving Statistics

Every Outcome Matters




Ark-Valley Humane Society tracks the status of every pet using a nationally recognized standard. The data provided gives us a detailed report of the health and outcome of every animal in our care.

Positive Outcomes for 843 animals in 2016 with a 98% Live Release Rate

In 2016, our shelter intake was 49.2 animals per 1,000 Chaffee County residents. This was the highest in 5 years. This number is also higher than the national average, which is reported as 30 animals per 1,000 residents by the Humane Society of the United States.  Ark-Valley Humane Society found homes for over 650 homeless pets in 2016.  All pets were spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped prior to going back into the community.  Ark-Valley Humane Society maintains a high Return-To-Owner (RTO) rate for stray dogs; over 70% of stray pets were reunited with their families in 2016.  Again, through all of this, our LOS (length of stay) for animals staying in the shelter was shortened by 14-days.

Pets at Ark-Valley Humane Society are never euthanized for space or time reasons and remain available for adoption as long as necessary.

Our live release rate of 98% is even more impressive because of the 192 animals we had transferred in from other animal welfare agencies in Colorado and around the country (this includes, New Mexico, Arizona and Louisiana.) These dogs and cats were transferred in and given a second chance at finding a home when time and resources had run out at their original shelters.

We are confident in our adoption figures and save rate as they are calculated according to the nationally recognized Asilomar Standard. This lets us track the many options for our pets such as adoption, return-to-owner, or animal transfers. On top of this, we also conduct a daily physical inventory to ensure our reports are accurate.

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