Life is better with Friends...
FUAs 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.
Upland Animal Shelter Statistics
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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: CANINE: 96.8% FELINE: 72.1% TOTAL: 85.3%
FUAS LRR 2020: CANINE: 95.8% FELINE: 91.2% TOTAL: 93.4%
Friends of Upland Animal Shelter was very successful in 2020 (despite Covid) in maximizing the live outcome of all animals, especially in our cat population. As in past years, during 2020, the majority (73.2%) 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. We continue to work on additional solutions to help with the underage kitten challenges.
During 2020, the peak months of kitten season (April through November) were less challenging than in past years. We attribute this to changes in behavior related to Covid. More community members are able to care for found kittens, so less have entered the shelter. And, we have been able to transfer in, and adopt many healthy kittens this season. We continue to ask the whole community to 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.
We are encouraged by the in live outcome rate in 2020, even though it was less in absolute numbers than in previous years due to Covid. Total lives saved at Upland Animal Shelter remains high, despite the challenges.
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.