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CARES tracks the status of every pet using a nationally recognized standard.
2017: 94% Save Rate overall, never once euthanizing an animal for space.
CARES found homes for 819 dogs and cats in 2017. 224 were adopted, 25 were returned to their owner, and 570 were transferred to no-kill partner shelters in the Northeastern United States.
Pets at CARES remain available for adoption as long as necessary (sometimes six months or more), and are never euthanized for space reasons.
The save rate, calculated according to the nationally recognized Asilomar Standard, reflects the many options for pets that come to the shelter besides adoption, such as animal transfers and animals who are returned to their owner. CARES is confident in its figures because staffers use a progressive system, Shelterluv, to keep up with every animal that comes to CARES. This data is then logged into national database, Shelter Animals Count, on a monthly basis.