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Shelter Statistics

In the past Longmont Humane Society has collected and reported shelter statistics, including live release rate, in accordance with the Asilomar Accords. The guiding principles of the Asilomar Accords included statistical transparency and a uniform method for collecting and reporting shelter data.

Recognizing that industry standards are changing, an improved method of collecting data has evolved out of the Accords matrix.  Longmont Humane Society will now share the statistics in a data matrix that is required by the Pet Animal Care and Facilities Act (PACFA) for Colorado-licensed shelters and rescues.

2015 LHS PACFA Report
2014 LHS PACFA Report

Longmont Humane Society’s Live Release Rate (LRR): LRR is a meaningful parameter to indicate a community's progress toward improving outcomes for its animals. LRR is calculated by dividing the number of animals that leave LHS alive through adoption, return-to-owner, or transfer to another non-profit agency that can guarantee a home for all of the animals it receives from LHS, by the total number of live animals received in any given year. LHS tracks LRR for cats only, dogs only, and combined.

Live Release Rates 2016
Combined: 96%
Dogs: 97%
Cats: 93%

Live Release Rates 2015
Combined: 94.5%
Dogs: 96.0%
Cats: 92.3%

Live Release Rates 2014
Combined: 94.6%
Dogs: 97.4%
Cats: 90.2%