Friends of Upland Animal Shelter

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Upland Animal Shelter Statistics

As our community's shelter, we are committed to transparency, and we provide the figures and reports below as a resource to our many stakeholders.

This public data reporting project began at the beginning of 2016, so it is a very new effort. We will be adding past and future data to this page as resources permit, and we will also be refining the reporting format to be more user-friendly and comprehensive.

We are not perfect, and there are likely some errors in data reporting. Also, some apsects of the Shelter Animals Count data reporting does not match all possible outcomes or statuses for animals in our care at the time the reports were generated, so there may be inaccuracies due to the timing of data collection.  Users of this website should report any problems or errors that they encounter while using this website or accessing the data provided herein.

Animal Sheltering Statistics

 2019 2018 2017  2016
Annual 2019 Statistics   Annual 2018 Statistics Annual 2017 Statistics   Annual 2016 Statistics
 January 2019  January 2018 January 2017  January 2016 
 February 2019  February 2018 February 2017   February 2016
March 2019   March 2018 March 2017   March 2016
April 2019   April 2018 April 2017   April 2016
 May 2019  May 2018 May 2017   May 2016
 June 2019  June 2018 June 2017   June 2016
   July 2018 July 2017   July 2016
   August 2018 August 2017   August 2016
   September 2018 September 2017   September 2016
  October 2018   October 2017  October 2016
  November 2018  November 2017   November 2016
  December 2018   December 2017 December 2016 

Life Saving Percentages

Our Live Release Rate (LRR) is a meaningful parameter to indicate the community's progress toward improving live outcomes for its animals. This is the percentage of pets brought to us who leave our shelter with an adopter, a rescue partner, or through another live outcome. LRR is calculated using the formula recommended by our partners at Best Friends Animal Society, using data collected and reported through Shelter Animals Count and their Basic Animal Data Matrix:  

LRR equals Total Live Intakes (Animals that enter Upland Animal Shelter) less Total Other Outcomes (those who die, are euthanized, or are lost), divided by the Total Live Intakes (Animals that entered Upland Animal Shelter) in any given year. FUAS tracks LRR for canines (dogs and puppies), felines (cats and kittens), and combined.

FUAS LRR 2016: CANINE 95.5% FELINE:  84.4% TOTAL:  90.5%

FUAS LRR 2017: CANINE 97.0% FELINE:  83.5% TOTAL:  90.9%

FUAS LRR 2018: CANINE 96.9% FELINE:  78.7% TOTAL:  88.7%

FUAS LRR 2019 (through June): CANINE 96.9% FELINE:  85.1% TOTAL:  91.5%

Friends of Upland Animal Shelter is focused in 2019 and beyond on solutions to maximize the live outcome of all animals, especially in our cat population.  During 2018, 60.5% of the felines that died while at the shelter were under the age of 5 months, with the majority being neonatal kittens under 8 weeks old. 

During the peak months of kitten season (April through November), we are especially challenged by the number of underage kittens that are brought to the shelter by caring community members.  We are asking our community for help in this area by allowing found kittens to remain for at least 24 hours before removing them to bring to the shelter as their mothers are often nearby.  Removing young kittens from their mother's care dramatically increases the risk that these animals may not survive.

We ask community members who find kittens that they suspect have been abandoned to contact us and consider becoming a foster parent, at least until kittens are of an age and weight where they can be adopted. Shelter environments are one of the highest risk environments for animals due to disease transmission, even in the best of circumstances.  A warm, loving home is always preferable to a shelter.We are also always looking for interested, qualified individuals to join our incredibly necessary foster family program and to attend one of our kitten bottle feeding classes. 

Further, we have developed partnerships with a number of other animal welfare organizations to share resources to address the cat and kitten population needs and have started a "Trap, Neuter, Return" program to help the free roaming cats in our community.

Despite these challenges, we remain encouraged by the overall increase in live outcomes so far in 2019, and also our success in 2018 (nearly 15% increase in live outcomes, or over 250 more animals saved) compared to both 2016 and 2017.

Shelter Animals Count | The National Database Project


Data Disclaimer: Friends of Upland Animal Shelter, Inc. (FUAS) provides the data on this website as a service to the public. FUAS makes no warranty, representation, or guaranty as to the content, accuracy, timeliness, or completeness of any of the data provided at this website. FUAS makes this data available on an “as is” basis and explicitly disclaims any representations and warranties, including, without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. FUAS assumes no liability for: 1. any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in the data provided at this website regardless how caused; or, 2. any decision made or action taken or not taken by anyone using or relying upon data provided at this website. FUAS assumes no liability for any virus or other damage to any computer that might occur during or as a result of accessing this website or the data provided herein.

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