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Table for KCC 11.04.550 Display of Statistics

Row Statistic Description 2018 1 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Intakes
1 Number of animals taken into King County's custody (Intakes) 2 4,308 4,679 4,219 4,040 3,894 4,363 4,569
2 Average Length of stay, dog and cat, in days (by outcome date) 10 8.0 8.8 9.4 12.0 12.2 13.9
3 Number of animals redeemed by their owners 750 799 783 760 719 646 752
4 Number of animals adopted 3,018 2,995 2,465 2,176 1,927 2,229 2,497
5 Number of animals transferred to other animal welfare organizations or agencies 750 709 606 742 822 840 999
6 Number of animals euthanized 3 371 445 606 553 567 770 662
7 Number of animals euthanized at an owner’s request 4 70 144 178 100 92 81 87
8 Number of animals euthanized due to a determination of vicious temperament 5 30 35 95 122 200 193 221
9 Number of animals euthanized due to a determination that the animal had a poor or grave prognosis of health and was irremediably suffering 6 228 256 309 308 251 348 330
10 Number of animal euthanized due to behavior: house soiling/un-socialized 7 0 0 10 5 7 8 5
11 Number of animals that die of causes other than an administered method of euthanasia (e.g. died in surgery, neonate fading kittens or panleukopneia while under medical care) 94 93 71 70 75 80 80
12 Number of animals spayed or neutered 2,862 3,114 2,725 2,088 1,711 2,026 2,118
13 Number of animal cruelty calls 8 753 847 760 831 755 762 711
Number and type of pet licenses issued 9
14 Disabled Person 1,655 1,624 1,492 1,213 986 935 915
15 Juvenile 2,554 2,771 2,540 2,701 2,138 2,131 2,204
16 Senior Lifetime 40 41 96 146 196 220 694
17 Senior Discount 20,681 21,232 19,911 18,113 15,425 13,051 11,191
18 Service Animal 402 387 311 289 260 241 393
19 Spay / Neutered 75,049 82,624 81,424 77,624 74,734 75,390 80,778
20 Unaltered 5,862 5,960 5,575 4,997 4,442 4,291 4,644
21 Temporary 3,162 5,000 6,311 4,325 5,105 4,326 4,148
22 Total 109,405 119,639 117,660 109,408 103,286 100,585 104,967
Number of spay or neuter vouchers issued and redeemed 10
23 Issued 3 4 16 17 6 9 10
24 Redeemed 0 1 2 2 2 2 2
Footnotes

[1] 2018 Data updated as of 02/07/2019. RASKC jurisdiction included the city of Auburn in 2012 only, and city of Kirkland in 2012-2017.

[2] Data for 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 owner surrender euthanasia requests fulfilled. 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] KCACC 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] KCACC 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 vet 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 Cruelty, Cruelty- Neglect, Cruelty – Welfare Check, and Negligence.

[9] These data representsa gross count of tags as of 02/07/2019, 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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