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SCRAPS - Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service

Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service builds a more humane community, protects public safety and ensures animal welfare through compassionate, responsive, professional enforcement of laws and public policy.

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Nancy Hill Regional Director
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Description:

Live Release Rate (LLR) is a formula that calculates the percent of animals that leave shelter facilities alive through adoption, return to owner or transfer to an adoption partner.


Significance:

The Live Release Rate (LLR) directly reflects SCRAPS ability to return to owner, adopt and transfer canines along with measuring the community relative to responsible pet ownership.

Nancy Hill Regional Director
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Description:

Live Release Rate (LLR) is a formula that calculates the percent of animals that leave shelter facilities alive through adoption, return to owner or transfer to an adoption partner.


Significance:

The Live Release Rate (LLR) directly reflects SCRAPS ability to adopt, return to owner and transfer felines along with measuring the community relative to responsible pet ownership.

Nancy Hill Regional Director
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Description:

Community Cats Return to Field is a new program initiated by SCRAPS in March 2016. Feral cats brought into SCRAPS are sterilized, vaccinated and ear-tipped; then return to the neighborhood they came from. This is a life saving compassionate approach for feral cat management. Return to Field helps to stabilize the feral cat population - no more babies and eliminates the behaviors associated with mating. It is the humane, effective approach for feral cats rather than euthanasia.


Significance:

This is compassionate life saving program that creates hope and helps to build a more humane community. More than 80% of Americans believe that leaving a stray cat outside to live out their life is more humane than having the cat caught and euthanized.

Nancy Hill Regional Director
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Description:

Live Release Rate (LLR) is a formula that calculates the percent of animals that leave shelter facilities alive through adoption, return to owner or transfer to an adoption partner. The LLR directly reflects SCRAPS ability to return to owner, adopt and transfer felines along with measuring the community relative to responsible pet ownership. The LLR goal for felines in 2016 was 60% and it's 65% for 2017. The long-term LLR goal is a 90%.


Significance:

The Feline Live Release rate continues to be challenging. Only 3% of owners reclaim their felines compared to 62% of canine owners. Additionally, SCRAPS handles about 2/3 felines to 1/3 canines. The focus for 2017 is improving responsible pet ownership through a pet license campaign so felines are identified and can be quickly returned to the owner. Additionally, SCRAPS continues to promote participation in the spay/neuter voucher program to reduce pet overpopulations. The community must step up and become more responsible owners of felines in order to meet the long term goals.

Nancy Hill Regional Director
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Description:

Community Cats Return to Field is a program initiated by SCRAPS in March 2016. Feral cats brought into SCRAPS are sterilized, vaccinated and ear-tipped; then returned to the neighborhood they came from. This is a life saving compassionate approach for feral cat management. Return to Field helps to stabilize the feral cat population - no more babies and eliminates the behaviors associated with mating. It is the humane, effective approach for feral cats rather than euthanasia.


Significance:

This is a compassionate life saving program that creates hope and helps to build a more humane community. More than 80% of Americans believe that leaving a stray cat outside to live out their life is more humane than having the cat caught and euthanized.

Nancy Hill Regional Director
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Description:

Live Release Rate (LLR) is a formula that calculates the percent of animals that leave shelter facilities alive through adoption, return to owner or transfer to an adoption partner. There will always be some euthanasia of canines for either extreme aggression where it is not safe to return the canine back to the community or for extreme health when euthanasia is the only humane alternative. The community has become more responsible canine owners and that trend is expected to continue.


Significance:

The Live Release Rate (LLR) directly reflects SCRAPS ability to return to the owner, adopt or transfer canines along with measuring the community relative to responsible pet ownership.

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Live Release Rate Canines 2016
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Live Release Rate Felines - 2016
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Community Cats - Return to Field 2016
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Live Release Rate Felines 2017
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Community Cats - Return to Field 2017
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Live Release Rate Canines 2017