Annual Animal Statistics

Hope Animal Rescue helps high risk animals from NC shelters. We have rescued over 2000 animals from euthanasia in North Carolina shelters (as of 2020), many of which were considered ‘unadoptable’ due to age, health or temperament. We provide necessary vet and behavioral care to get them healthy and find a home of their own.

As part of our goals to end the euthanasia of adoptable shelter dogs in N.C. and help move the state to “no-kill,” we believe it is important to be transparent about what our rescue has accomplished in support of the companion pets in our community. This page includes annual data about our intakes and outcomes, including our annual lifesaving percentage. Our annual livesaving percentage, or “live release rate,” is calculated by taking the number of live outcomes (e.g., adopted, returned to owner) divided by the number of all outcomes.

Shelter Animals Count

2019 (Lifesaving Percentage: 94.7%)

2019 Data Adult Up to 5 Months Total
Beginning Animal Count (1/1/2019) 35 5 40
Live Intake      
Stray 7 8 15
Relinquished by Owner 45 19 64
Transferred In from Agency 140 66 206
Other Intakes 5 25 30
Total Live Intake 197 118 315
Outcomes      
Adoption 201 102 303
Returned to Owner 2 0 2
Total Live Outcomes 203 102 305
Died In Care 3 3 6
Euthanasia 10 1 11
Total Of Other Outcomes 13 4 17
Total Outcomes 216 106 322
End Animal Count (12/31/2019) 16 17 33

 

2018 (Lifesaving Percentage: 95.8%)

2018 Data Adult Up to 5 Months Total
Beginning Animal Count (1/1/2018) 36 26 62
Live Intake      
Stray 2 1 3
Relinquished by Owner 38 18 56
Transferred In from Agency 139 60 199
Other Intakes 0 8 8
Total Live Intake 179 87 266
Outcomes      
Adoption 179 96 275
Returned to Owner 1 0 1
Total Live Outcomes 180 96 276
Died In Care 4 0 4
Euthanasia 8 0 8
Total Of Other Outcomes 12 0 12
Total Outcomes 192 96 288
End Animal Count (12/31/2018) 23 17 40

2017 (Lifesaving Percentage: 96.3%)

2017 Data Adult Up to 5 Months Total
Beginning Animal Count (1/1/2017) 24 3 27
Live Intake      
Stray 2 10 12
Relinquished by Owner 62 37 99
Transferred In from Agency 146 72 218
Other Intakes 0 1 1
Total Live Intake 210 120 330
Outcomes      
Adoption 198 85 283
Returned to Owner 0 0 0
Total Live Outcomes 198 85 283
Died In Care 0 1 1
Euthanasia 10 0 10
Total Of Other Outcomes 10 1 11
Total Outcomes 208 86 294
End Animal Count (12/31/2017) 26 37 63