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Shelter Statistics

The statistical charts below show the data for dogs and cat that enter and leave the Tehama County Animal Care Center. It is important to note we are not a “no-kill” shelter. We are an open, municipal shelter, where we are required to accept any stray dog that is found within Tehama County. Although not required to accept stray cats, we work off a waiting list to take in as many cats as our shelter can handle.

Due to wonderful community support, rescue groups, shelter partners, fosters and volunteers, we have made great strides in the past several years, achieving the highest save rates in our shelter’s history. Although this progress is fantastic, we understand that this is not perfection. We strive everyday to be a better shelter and continue to improve our practices as the only Tehama County animal shelter.

Current Year Statistics

Monthly Disposition Reports below show the number of each type of outcome for dogs and cats, along with the overall save rate.

Our save rate is calculated by the number of live outcomes divided by the number of total outcomes. We strive to provide every animal in our care the time and support they need to find a loving home. However, because we take in some very vulnerable and sick animals—including newborn orphaned animals—some of the animals in our care do pass away or are humanely euthanized to end incurable suffering.

Disposition Reports by Month
January February March April
May June July August
September October November December

 

2020 Statistics

1,810 animals came into our care in 2020.

Our overall save rate was 93.9%, which includes all impounded animals (dogs, cats, farm animals, etc).

2020 Dog & Cat Disposition Report

2019 Statistics

2,032 animals came into our care in 2019.

Our overall save rate was 87.5%, which includes all impounded animals (dogs, cats, farm animals, etc).

2019 Dog & Cat Disposition Report

2018 Statistics

2,411 animals came into our care in 2018.

Our overall save rate was 88.0%, which includes all impounded animals (dogs, cats, farm animals, etc).

2018 Dog & Cat Disposition Report

2017 Statistics

2,419 animals came in to our care in 2017.

Our overall save rate was 87.5%, which includes all impounded animals (dogs, cats, farm animals, etc).

2017 Dog & Cat Disposition Report

2016 Statistics

2,232 animals came in to our care in 2016.

Our overall save rate was 86.7%, which includes all impounded animals (dogs, cats, farm animals, etc).

2016 Dog & Cat Disposition Report

2015 Statistics

2,173 animals came in to our care in 2015.

Our overall save rate was 87.1%, which includes all impounded animals (dogs, cats, farm animals, etc).

2015 Dog & Cat Disposition Report

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