Our community cares a great deal about animals, and many people are interested in better understanding the more than 3,000 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 at SoCoData provides real-time updates on animals coming into and leaving our shelter. If you need help navigating and finding the intake and outcome information at this site, please call our office for a brief tutorial.
If you are looking for information beyond what is available at SoCoData, contact us to submit a public records request.
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).
Return to Owner (RTO) rates are calculated using the formula: Outcome RTO/(Confiscated + Stray + Transfer + Quarantine).
|Release Type||Number of Dogs||Release Rate|
|Returned to Owner||830||57%|
|Transferred to Another Organization||344||24%|
Out of 1,615 dogs that came to our shelter, 90% were adopted, returned to owner or transferred.
|Release Type||Number of Cats||Release Rate|
|Returned to Owner||107||13%|
|Transferred to Another Organization||304||36%|
Out of 1,302 cats that came to our shelter, 82% were adopted, returned to owner or transferred.
Intakes are how our animals come to us. Outcomes are how animals left the shelter.
Data for previous years can be found on our archives page.
|Intake Type||Number of Dogs||Number of Cats|
|Born in shelter||15||13|
|Outcome Type||Number of Dogs||Number of Cats|
|Returned to Owner||830||107|
|Transferred to Other Organization||344||304|
|Died in the Shelter||6||32|
|Escaped or Stolen||0||0|