Live Release Rate Report Card for:

Humane Society of Atlantic County


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Well Performing Shelters and Rescue Organizations

The Good News
Organizations performing at this level had demonstrated a commitment to life-saving. While they are not performing as well as the top performing organizations, they are doing better than the majority of shelters in the nation. These organizations typically do some things exceptionally well yet still have some areas in which they can improve. The following report sections will detail the most likely areas where improvement may be helpful, based on patterns found in the outcome statistics.

The Other News
Some organizations achieve this level of life-saving and feel they have "arrived," because they are saving more lives than many other shelters. Yet, in spite of the overall good performance, there are still lives that are being lost that could be saved with some additional focus on some key areas. If continued progress is being made, this save rate is an accomplishment worth celebrating. If continued progress is not being made an infusion of new energy is needed to get it moving again, because there is still some work to do.

"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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