They All Deserve Loving Homes
The EMCSPCA tracks the status of all pets it intakes using the Basic Animal Data Matrix, a nationally recognized standard, provided by Shelter Animals Count, https://shelteranimalscount.org/. The data provides a detailed breakdown of the health and adoption status of every animal in our care.
EMC SPCA is proud to say that in 2017 our intake was 248 animals, 236 cats and 10 dogs, and our save rate was 99.2%!!
Save rate is an indication of the number of animals leaving a facility by means other than euthanasia or in-shelter death. Another term that is used synonymously with save rate is live release rate. Save rate/live release rate are important metrics to track, as a shelter achieving a 90%, or greater save rate, can identify itself as a no-kill shelter. Many leaders are raising the bar and stating that the real no-kill save rate should be 95%. Most important however, is saving every pet that is healthy and treatable.