SVACA Achieves No-Kill Status for Fifth Straight Year
SVACA’s Animal Care Center has come out on top once again in 2018 with a record-breaking overall save rate of 95% of the animals it received.
Of all the animals received in 2018, 97% of all dogs, 94% of cats and 100% of ‘other’ animals (rabbits, hamsters, birds, reptiles, etc.) were saved. These figures far exceed how “no kill” shelters are typically measured; whereby saving a minimum of 90% of all healthy and treatable animals.
The collection and publication of this data is sponsored by Maddie's Fund. SVACA has received grant funds from Maddie’s Fund which are used to save lives and assist with some expenses associated with our adoption program. The statistics are reported via the Asilomar Accords which were developed by a group of animal welfare industry leaders from across the nation "...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."
At SVACA, our team of dedicated professionals work hard to save lives, and give top quality care and services to each and every animal received.