Our community is making steady progress towards the goal of saving the lives of 90% or more of the animals entering the County-run shelter, but there is still much work to do.
In 2005, 52% of the dogs and 20% of the cats arriving at Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control were saved. In 2018, the “save rate” had improved to 90% for dogs and 68% for cats. That equates to 13,701 fewer animals euthanized in 2018 compared to 2005.
Transfer Numbers to Rescues
Transfer from the local county shelter plays a critical role in euthanasia of adoptable animals due to capacity of care. Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control provides statistics on dog and cat transfers to rescues across Palm Beach County. Here is the most up-to-date stats on transfers to rescues across the county.