Statistics and Reports

Our community cares a great deal about animals, and many people are interested in better understanding the more than 4,000 animals who come through the doors of Sonoma County Animal Services each year.

We care for the neediest animals in our community: those who are injured, abused, neglected, surrendered by their owners for a variety of reasons, abandoned, and lost. The data posted here offer a by-the-numbers snapshot to help you understand how animals move through this shelter. If you have questions, please contact us.

Annual Report

Annual Intake and Outcome Statistics

Weekly Intake and Outcome Data

We post a weekly report listing outcomes for dogs and cats during the Monday-Sunday immediately prior to the posting date. Each weekly report is available for 8 weeks. These reports include many abbreviations; please refer to the definitions list for explanations.

Statistics Archive

Live Release Rate

The Live Release Rate is the percentage of animals leaving the shelter alive. Live Release Rates are calculated using the formula: Total Live Outcomes = (Adoptions + Transfers + RTO)/(Total Outcomes).

Live Release Rate for fiscal year July 2015-June 2016:

  • Dogs: 86% (of 1,910 total dog intakes)
  • Cats: 76% (of 1,119 total cat intakes)

Return to Owner (RTO) rates are calculated using the formula: Outcome RTO/(Confiscated + Stray + Transfer + Quarantine).



Contact Information

Business Hours
Tuesday – Saturday
Shelter hours 12:00 – 5:00 PM
Phones open at 9:00 AM
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Sonoma County Animal Services
1247 Century Ct
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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