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Table for KCC 11.04.550 Display of Statistics

Row Statistic Description 2021 1 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Intakes
1 Number of animals taken into King County custody (Intakes) 2 4,590 3,999 5,030 4,308 4,679 4,219 4,040 3,894 4,363
2 Average Length of stay, dog and cat, in days (by outcome date) 5.9 4.9 7.6 10 8.0 8.8 9.4 12.0 12.2
3 Number of animals redeemed by their owners 723 692 876 750 799 783 760 719 646
4 Number of animals adopted 2,732 2,575 3,438 3,018 2,995 2,465 2,176 1,927 2,229
5 Number of animals transferred to other animal welfare organizations or agencies 581 662 657 750 709 606 742 822 840
6 Number of animals euthanized 3 362 369 321 371 445 606 553 567 770
7 Number of animals euthanized at owner's request 4 111 94 64 70 144 178 100 92 81
8 Number of animals euthanized due to a determination of vicious temperament 5 32 84 42 30 35 95 122 200 193
9 Number of animals euthanized due to a determination that the animal had a poor or grave prognosis of health and was irremediably suffering 6 212 164 190 228 256 309 308 251 348
10 Number of animal euthanized due to behavior: house soiling/un-socialized 7 2 4 0 0 0 10 5 7 8
11 Number of animals that die of causes other than an administered method of euthanasia (e.g. died in surgery, neonate fading kittens or panleukopenia while under medical care) 88 60 121 94 93 71 70 75 80
12 Number of animals spayed or neutered 3,582 3,507 3,586 2,862 3,114 2,725 2,088 1,711 2,026
13 Number of animal cruelty calls 8 784 695 673 753 847 760 831 755 762
Number and type of pet licenses issued 9
14 Disabled Person 1,329 1,477 1,609 1,655 1,624 1,492 1,213 986 935
15 Juvenile 2,718 2,856 2,909 2,554 2,771 2,540 2,701 2,138 2,131
16 Senior Lifetime 5 3 16 40 41 96 146 196 220
17 Senior Discount 20,630 20,360 20,701 20,681 21,232 19,911 18,113 15,425 13,051
18 Service Animal 211 305 368 402 387 311 289 260 241
19 Spayed/Neutered 71,792 74,681 71,287 75,049 82,624 81,424 77,624 74,734 75,390
20 Unaltered 7,177 6,418 6,036 5,862 5,960 5,575 4,997 4,442 4,291
21 Temporary 273 190 2,705 3,162 5,000 6,311 4,325 5,105 4,326
22 Total 104,135 102,896 109,025 109,405 119,639 117,660 109,408 103,286 100,585
Number of spay or neuter vouchers issued and redeemed 10
23 Issued 42 8 16 3 4 16 17 6 9
24 Redeemed 1 1 2 0 1 2 2 2 2
Footnotes

[1] 2021 Live Intake Data updated as of December 31, 2021. COVID-19 pandemic impacted 2020 intakes. RASKC jurisdiction included the city of Kirkland from 2013 to 2017.

[2] Data for live intakes includes strays, owner surrenders, euthanasia requests, confiscations, transfers from other agencies, and wildlife intakes (all species). It excludes foster, adoption returns, clinic, and dead on arrival intakes.

[3] These data include shelter euthanasia, owner surrender euthanasia requests fulfilled, and include non-shelter source feral cats presented for Spay/Neuter Clinic surgery where the animal condition warrants humane euthanasia. 2013 data included a large poultry seizure.

[4] Animals brought in for owner-request euthanasia are evaluated by staff veterinarians first to determine if rehoming is appropriate before euthanasia is performed.

[5] RASKC does not use "vicious temperament" as a category. The number of animals euthanized for aggressive behavior reasons (human or animal aggression, and known biters) are listed here.

[6] RASKC does not use "poor or grave prognosis of health and was irremediably suffering" as a category. The number of animals euthanized for medical reasons are listed here (these data do not include owner-requested as these may be health or behavior; this includes all medical euthanasia and includes animals euthanized at private veterinary hospital at RASKC direction).

[7] Behavioral house soiling cats are placed in "barn" homes when possible.

[8] Chameleon data on case numbers for investigations for Confinement, Cruelty categories, Fighting, Neglect and Poisoning.

[9] These data for 2021 represent a provisional count of tags as of January 5, 2022; it includes tags that may have been refunded, replaced, or canceled.

[10] Certificates may be issued one year but may not be redeemed, or not redeemed until the following year.

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