Live Release Rate Report Card for:

Edison Animal Shelter

85

Live Release Rate (LRR)

%

Grade:

C+

From:

To:

Total Outcomes:

Live Outcomes:

389

330

Species:

Cat

Total Live Intake:

411

The Typical Animal Shelter or Rescue

The Good News
The good news is that while these Live Release Rates are not great, they are better than what most shelters have had historically. Most organizations performing at this level have, therefore, been likely making improvements. And, while the improvements have been generally on par with the improvements of the industry in general, any improvement is worth celebrating. This report is a single snapshot in time, however, and it cannot be known if there has, in fact, been progress over time.

The Other News
While improvements may have come, there is no time to rest, because organizations performing at this level have many areas in which improvement is needed. Animals' lives are being lost that could be saved. And, that is true on an ongoing basis.

Suggestion: Outside Full Audit

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Leadership would be wise to seek a full audit of the policies, practices and protocols to look for opportunities to increase life-saving efforts, ignoring the excuses some shelter managers make to avoid responsibility for less than great performance. These can and often do include the following: * There are too many animals and not enough homes. * People in our community do not want these animals. * We do not have enough (fill in the blank - time, money, staff, volunteers) to save more.The reason for an outside audit is to get perspective from an expert that is not invested in being right about these kinds of excuses. There are shelter report cards on this web site that are much better than this one that take in more animals and likely also feel they do not have enough resources. An audit can help determine what is really needed to be done and whether or not the resources needed are in place. If they aren't in place, an audit can also help identify methods for putting those resources in place.

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"Rescuing" Animals from Elsewhere While Killing Local Animals

Read: Think Globally, Rescue Locally

The raw intake and outcome statistics for this organization indicate that it takes animals from other shelters while failing to save the ones already in its care. Some shelters do this for financial reasons: they destroy animals that require extra care and take in animals that are easier to adopt for higher adoption fees. This is a model many animal advocates refer to as the "pet store" model, because it is about maximizing income from each adoption transaction. At many shelters, this practice can involve importing animals from out-of-state, and often from hundreds or thousands of miles away, while ignoring local animals in need.There is certainly nothing wrong with wanting to help animals from other organizations or even in other states. However, nearly everyone agrees that saving the animals animals already in the care of a shelter or rescue should be the number one priority.

"Rescuing" Animals from Elsewhere While Killing Local Animals

Likely Issues or Concerns Found

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Imported from New Jersey State records

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