Shelter Survey Results for the State of Maine

Results of the 2018 Shelter Survey for the State of Maine

Animal Intake
  DOG   CAT  
Stray 3,137 23% 9,356 45%
Surrendered 2,945 22% 6,824 33%
Transferred in 7,117 53% 3,249 16%
Born at shelter 241 2% 1,205 6%
Animal Outcome
  DOG   CAT  
Reclaimed 2,550 19% 876 4%
Adopted 10,261 77% 16,022 82%
Euthanized 316 2% 788 4%
Transferred out 194 1% 1344 7%
Died/lost in shelter 64 <1% 553 3%
Overall for Cats and Dogs
  INTAKE   OUTCOME  
  Stray 37% Reclaimed 10%
  Surrendered 29% Adoptions 80%
  Transferred in 30% Transferred out 5%
  Born in Shelter 4% Died in Shelter 2%
Live Release Rate 95%   Euthanasia Rate 3%

Results of the 2017 Shelter Survey for the State of Maine

Animal Intake
  DOG   CAT  
Stray 3,467 25% 8,621 43%
Surrendered 3,018 22% 6,969 35%
Transferred in 7,174 52% 3,531 18%
Born at shelter 161 1% 742 4%
Animal Outcome
  DOG   CAT  
Reclaimed 2,638 20% 918 5%
Adopted 10,040 75% 15,940 83%
Euthanized 270 2% 690 3%
Transferred out 257 2% 1,076 6%
Died/lost in shelter 85 1% 499 3%
Overall for Cats and Dogs
  INTAKE   OUTCOME  
  Stray 36% Reclaimed 11%
  Surrendered 29% Adoptions 80%
  Transferred in 32% Transferred out 4%
  Born in Shelter 3% Died in Shelter 2%
Live Release Rate 95%   Euthanasia Rate 3%

Results of the 2016 Shelter Survey for the State of Maine

Animal Intake
  DOG   CAT  
Stray 3,542 28% 8,291 41%
Surrendered 2,904 23% 7,609 38%
Transferred in 6,213 49% 3,415 17%
Born at shelter 130 1% 803 4%
Animal Outcome
  DOG   CAT  
Reclaimed 2614 20% 833 4%
Adopted 9811 75% 16463 83%
Euthanized 349 3% 970 5%
Transferred out 245 2% 1055 5%
Died/lost in shelter 32 <1% 421 2%
Overall for Cats and Dogs
  INTAKE   OUTCOME  
  Stray 36% Reclaimed 11%
  Surrendered 32% Adoptions 80%
  Transferred in 29% Transferred out 4%
  Born in Shelter 3% Died in Shelter 1%
Live Release Rate 95%   Euthanasia Rate 4%

Results of the 2015 Shelter Survey for the State of Maine

Animal Intake
  DOG   CAT  
Stray 3065 31% 8214 44%
Surrendered 2602 26% 6601 35%
Transferred in 4302 43% 3342 18%
Born at shelter 30 >1% 544 3%
Animal Outcome
  DOG   CAT  
Reclaimed 2,246 23% 629 4%
Adopted 7,075 72% 14,358 78%
Euthanized 269 3% 1,105 6%
Transferred out 241 2% 1,858 10%
Died/lost in shelter 25 >1% 440 2%
Overall for Cats and Dogs
  INTAKE   OUTCOME  
  Stray 39% Reclaimed 10%
  Surrendered 32% Adoptions 76%
  Transferred in 27% Transferred out 7%
  Born in Shelter 2% Died in Shelter 2%
Live Release Rate 93%   Euthanasia Rate 5%

Results of the 2014 Shelter Survey for the State of Maine

Animal Intake
  DOG   CAT  
Stray 3730 38% 9969 49%
Surrendered 2659 27% 7672 38%
Transferred in 3436 35% 2060 10%
Born at shelter 55 >1% 635 3%
Animal Outcome
  DOG   CAT  
Reclaimed 2669 26% 665 3%
Adopted 6756 67% 14572 76%
Euthanized 378 4% 2094 11%
Transferred out 287 3% 1241 7%
Died/lost in shelter 26 >1% 489 3%
Overall for Cats and Dogs
  INTAKE   OUTCOME  
  Stray 46% Reclaimed 11%
  Surrendered 34% Adoptions 75%
  Transferred in 18% Transferred out 5%
  Born in Shelter 2% Died in Shelter 2%
Live Release Rate 90%   Euthanasia Rate 8%

Results of the 2013 Shelter Survey for the State of Maine

Animal Intake
  DOG   CAT  
Stray 4111 40% 9999 51%
Surrendered 3368 33% 8361 42%
Transferred in 2710 27% 835 4%
Born at shelter 40 >1% 493 3%
Animal Outcome
  DOG   CAT  
Reclaimed 2772 27% 690 4%
Adopted 6679 65% 15233 78%
Euthanized 545 5% 2578 13%
Transferred out 269 3% 636 3%
Died/lost in shelter 42 >1% 438 2%
Overall for Cats and Dogs
  INTAKE   OUTCOME  
  Stray 47% Reclaimed 12%
  Surrendered 39% Adoptions 73%
  Transferred in 12% Transferred out 3%
  Born in Shelter 2% Died in Shelter 2%
Live Release Rate 88%   Euthanasia Rate 10%

Results of the 2012 Shelter Survey for the State of Maine

Animal Intake
  DOG   CAT  
Stray 4,022 42% 11,462 50%
Surrendered 3,478 35% 10,402 45%
Transferred 2,232 23% 590 3%
Born at shelter 20 >1% 584 2%
Animal Outcome
  DOG   CAT  
Reclaimed 2,818 29% 610 3%
Adopted 5,941 61% 15,851 70%
Euthanized 644 7% 5,138 22%
Transferred 349 3% 516 2%
Died/lost in shelter 36 >1% 608 3%
Overall for Cats and Dogs
  INTAKE   OUTCOME  
  Stray 47% Reclaimed 10%
  Surrendered 42% Adoptions 67%
  Transferred in 9% Transferred out 3%
  Born in Shelter 2% Died in Shelter 2%
      Euthanasia Rate 18%

Results of the 2011 Shelter Survey for the State of Maine

Animal Intake
  DOG   CAT  
Stray 3964 39% 11,265 47%
Surrendered 3,364 48% 10,474 51%
Transferred 1,160 13% 263 1%
Born at shelter 16   285 1%
Animal Outcome
  DOG   CAT  
Reclaimed 2,603 30% 440 2%
Adopted 4,808 55% 13,019 61%
Euthanized 991 11% 7,297 34%
Transferred 303 4% 547 2%
Died/lost in shelter 5   146 1%
Overall for Cats and Dogs
  INTAKE   OUTCOME  
  Stray 50% Reclaimed 10%
  Surrendered 45% Adoptions 59%
  Transferred in 3% Transferred out 4%
  Born in Shelter 1% Died in Shelter 1%
      Euthanasia Rate 27%