Adoption Center Statistics

Angels of Assisi is the only adoption center in Roanoke that offers an "adoption guarantee", meaning that if you cannot keep your adopted pet, for any reason, that pet is guaranteed a place in our adoption center until a new home can be found.

Since opening in 2001, over 10,000 animals have been adopted from our adoption center. Below are statistics on animal intake and disposition since 2011. Full reports are available on the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Web site.

Live release rates were calculated by taking the total live outcomes (Return to Owner, Adoption, Transfer, Other) and divided by the total intake or intake of that species.

2016

Intake

SpeciesOn Hand January 1Stray or AbandonedSeizedBite Case QuarantineSurrendered by OwnerReceived From Another Virginia Releasing Agency*Received From Out-of-State Releasing AgencyOther**
Total
Dogs 89 5 0 0 216 304 67 67 748
Cats 75 35 0 0 471 873 0 54 1,508

Disposition

SpeciesReclaimed by OwnerAdoptedTransferred to another VA Releasing Agency***Transferred to Out-of State Releasing AgencyDied While in CustodyEuthanizedOther****On Hand December 31
Total
Dogs 30 657 7 0 9 12 2 31 748
Cats 11 1,250 110 0 68 34 1 34 1,508

Overall Live Release Rate: 95%    Dog Live Release Rate: 98%    Cat Live Release Rate: 94%

2015

Intake

SpeciesOn Hand January 1Stray or AbandonedSeizedBite Case QuarantineSurrendered by OwnerReceived From Another Virginia Releasing Agency*Received From Out-of-State Releasing AgencyOther**Total
Dogs 128 21 0 0 210 278 0 212 849
Cats 81 97 0 0 327 816 0 117 1,438

Disposition

SpeciesReclaimed by OwnerAdoptedTransferred to another VA Releasing Agency***Transferred to Out-of State Releasing AgencyDied While in CustodyEuthanizedOther****On Hand December 31Total
Dogs 21 690 17 1 8 22 1 89 849
Cats 13 1,175 71 0 68 32 4 75 1,438

Overall Live Release Rate: 95%    Dog Live Release Rate: 97%    Cat Live Release Rate: 94%

2014

Intake

SpeciesOn Hand January 1Stray or AbandonedSeizedBite Case QuarantineSurrendered by OwnerReceived From Another Virginia Releasing Agency*Received From Out-of-State Releasing AgencyOther**Total
Dogs 111 80 65 0 306 358 0 58 978
Cats 109 176 9 0 404 464 0 3 1,165

Disposition

SpeciesReclaimed by OwnerAdoptedTransferred to another VA Releasing Agency***Transferred to Out-of State Releasing AgencyDied While in CustodyEuthanizedOther****On Hand December 31Total
Dogs 23 771 15 1 12 25 1 130 978
Cats 6 990 10 0 40 37 0 82 1,165

Overall Live Release Rate: 95%    Dog Live Release Rate: 97%    Cat Live Release Rate: 94%

2013

Intake

SpeciesOn Hand January 1Stray or AbandonedSeizedBite Case QuarantineSurrendered by OwnerReceived From Another Virginia Releasing Agency*Received From Out-of-State Releasing AgencyOther**Total
Dogs 122 55 1 0 245 376 0 53 852
Cats 203 105 0 0 301 423 0 6 1,038

Disposition

SpeciesReclaimed by OwnerAdoptedTransferred to another VA Releasing Agency***Transferred to Out-of State Releasing AgencyDied While in CustodyEuthanizedOther****On Hand December 31
Total
Dogs 10 673 5 1 8 34 10 111 852
Cats 2 789 23 0 65 33 17 109 1,038

Overall Live Release Rate: 93%    Dog Live Release Rate: 96%    Cat Live Release Rate: 91%

2012

Intake

SpeciesOn Hand January 1Stray or AbandonedSeizedBite Case QuarantineSurrendered by OwnerReceived From Another Virginia Releasing Agency*Received From Out-of-State Releasing AgencyOther**Total
Dogs 123 39 2 0 262 404 0 36 866
Cats 208 124 3 0 319 365 0 8 1,027

Disposition

SpeciesReclaimed by OwnerAdoptedTransferred to another VA Releasing Agency***Transferred to Out-of State Releasing AgencyDied While in CustodyEuthanizedOther****On Hand December 31
Total
Dogs 1 555 7 7 1 2 0 293 866
Cats 0 537 20 0 18 13 0 439 1,027

Overall Live Release Rate: 99%    Dog Live Release Rate: 99.7%%    Cat Live Release Rate: 97%

2011

Intake

SpeciesOn Hand January 1Stray or AbandonedSeizedBite Case QuarantineSurrendered by OwnerReceived From Another Virginia Releasing Agency*Received From Out-of-State Releasing AgencyOther**Total
Dogs 77 37 3 0 154 227 0 47 545
Cats 163 118 5 0 209 107 0 1 603

 

Disposition

SpeciesReclaimed by OwnerAdoptedTransferred to another VA Releasing Agency***Transferred to Out-of State Releasing AgencyDied While in CustodyEuthanizedOtherOn Hand December 31Total
Dogs 11 365 24 5 8 9 0 123 545
Cats 2 345 16 18 6 8 0 208

603

Overall Live Release Rate: 98%    Dog Live Release Rate: 97%    Cat Live Release Rate: 98%

 


* Misc refers to animal lost, released (TNR), or otherwise unaccounted for.

Animals are only euthanized for non-treatable medical or severe behavior.