SVACA's Save Rates Are Sky High for 2017!
SVACA is excited to share that our overall save rate for 2017 was 95%. We're really proud of this accomplishment as a municipal shelter! We couldn't do our job without the help and support of our community!
Since our inception on July 1, 2001, we here at SVACA have worked to deliver top notch and progressive services to our community and its animals. Before we opened the doors to our cageless Animal Care Center on November 14, 2006, we were determined to operate a premier center and thus far have accomplished a great deal including saving 90% or greater of our dogs and 'other' animals (rabbits, hamsters, birds, reptiles, etc.) since 2010. We've also saved 90% or greater of our cats since 2014.
SVACA's Animal Care Center is "open door" or "open admission" which means we receive all stray animals that come our way whether they are aggressive, feral, sick or injured. We also receive owner surrendered animals from our member agency cities. Yet, from day one, we have strived to save as many animals as possible. Due to the hard work of our staff and volunteers along with the support of our Board of Directors, we have steadily improved our live release rate.
In 2017, we achieved a 95% overall live release rate and saved all healthy and treatable animals. 97% of dogs, 94% of cats, and 100% of 'other' animals were saved. These figures meet how "no kill" shelters are often measured; all healthy and treatable animals or at least 90% saved.
Get SVACA's 2017 statistics here.