Shelter Statistics 2020

Pasco County Animal Services' mission is to ensure the health and safety of the people and pets in our community by encouraging responsible pet ownership through education, legislation and by providing incentives to sterilize pets.

Pasco County continuously works toward the goal of saving 90% of the adoptable pets in our county. This is possible through adoptions, rescue transfers, fostering and trap-neuter-vaccinate-return (TNVR) programs.

Our monthly statistics show the number of animal intakes and outcomes, along with our Live Release Rate. Shelter reporting is required by Section 823.15, Florida Statute. Statistics are shown for the current calendar year.

  1. Dog
  2. Cat
  3. Other
  4. Total For All Species
Live Animal Intakes Jan 2020 Feb 2020 March 2020 April 2020 May 2020 June 2020 July 2020 Aug 2020 Sept 2020 Oct 2020 Nov 2020 Dec 2020 Total to Date
Surrendered by Owner 87 72 68 45 68 71 82 76 75 90 68 79 881
Stray 178 190 119 31 95 107 114 110 128 121 119 103 1415
Impounded/Confiscated 30 11 20 9 14 10 11 13 20 28 15 8 189
Transfer in from other shelters 4 6 2 0 11 6 2 2 18 4 1 0 56
Adoption Return 14 14 18 11 4 13 4 4 8 4 9 11 114
Born in Shelter 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 6
Total Intakes 313 293 227 97 192 207 218 205 249 247 212 201 2661

                         
Animal Outcomes                          
Adoption 114 89 108 50 29 66 41 45 61 45 54 55 757
Return to Owner (RTO) 75 62 48 24 40 30 39 48 47 50 36 43 542
Owner-Requested Euthanasia 43 42 40 28 1 36 31 38 40 57 32 37 461
Death in Custody 1 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 8
Rescue/Transfer Out 100 97 51 31 63 53 92 62 73 90 72 80 864
Lost/Missing/Unaccounted For 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Euthanasia 9 4 4 5 1 6 7 6 6 3 5 3 59
Total Outcomes 343 294 256 138 134 192 212 199 229 247 200 218 2700
                           
Live Release Rate % 96% 98% 97% 95% 99% 96% 96% 96% 96% 98% 97% 98% 97%

Total Live Release Rate for the current calendar year is 94%

Statistics Reference Guide - Explanation of terms used by PCAS in regard to intakes and outcomes of shelter animals.

Increasing the Live Release Rate for our shelter is a community process and we believe we can always save more pets! If you would like to assist us with our goal you can:

Consider adoption. We have many pets in need of homes. View our available pets on our Petango site.

Consider becoming a foster. There are times of the year where a greater need is present for our homeless kittens. Find out more about our foster program.

Donate to the shelter or to Friends of Animal Services, Inc. Donations assist with enrichment needs and medical care that are beyond our shelter's resources to provide.

Visit our social media pages and share our posts. We are present on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.