Definition: Aggregate count of animals that left the shelter’s care through a live placement. Includes: Adoption, Return to Owner, Return to Field, Transfers Out, Other Live Outcomes.
Definition: Aggregate count of animals that left the shelter’s care through a live outcome, excluding transfers out
Best Practices/Considerations When Using:
– Removing transfers out prevents “double-counting” of live outcomes for an animal that is transferred and then has a “final” outcome. **Assumes that transfers have another live outcome.
Acronyms or AKA: Community Live Outcomes
Definition: Permanently left the agency’s possession, including barn cat programs resulting in adoption. It does not include animals in foster care or ‘trial’ stays.
Definition: Transferred out of the agency’s possession to another entity
Definition: Transferred to another agency’s possession. Receiving organization is in the same state as reporting organization.
Definition: Transferred to another agency’s possession. Receiving organization is outside of the state where the reporting organization is located.
Definition: Transferred to another agency’s possession. Receiving organization is internationally located.
Definition: Animals returned to their owner after having an intake processed.
Acronyms or AKA: RTO, Return to home (RTH)
Definition: Animals returned to the place they were found after being processed as an intake
AKA: RTF, Shelter-Neuter-Return (SNR)
Definition: Other types of live outcomes not captured above
Definition: Animal outcome is unknown (escaped from the shelter/foster, stolen, missing, outcome not recorded)
Definition: Animals who die, unassisted, while in custody of organization
Definition: Animals who are euthanized in the custody of the organization. *Except owner intended euthanasia
Definition: Animals who are euthanized at the request of their owner. Only animals included in intake as OIE should be included here.