Live Release Rate Report Card for:

Castaic Animal Care Center (LA County)


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Poorest Performing Shelters

This represents a shelter whose leadership has failed. That does not mean they are necessarily bad people. They, however, lack the skills needed to effectively run an animal shelter. All of the programs and services needed to achieve better require leadership and this level of performance shows that is completely lacking. "Leadership" in this context is not limited to the director of the shelter. It also relates to the Board of Directors or the government agency that oversees the shelter. These overseeing bodies have failed to hold shelter staff and executives accountable for doing better. It is a failure at every level.

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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