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%.
2017 Year End Live Release Rate for Felines = 78.0%
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.