Live Release Rate Report Card for:

Greater Birmingham Humane Society


Live Release Rate (LRR)






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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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Likely Issues or Concerns Found

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