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First Quarter Numbers Are in for St. Tammany Parish Department of Animal Services

The Live Release Rate for the St. Tammany Parish Animal Shelter is 96% for the first quarter of 2021.  The Live Release rate, according to the ASPCA, is “… an indication of the number of animals leaving a facility by means other than euthanasia or in‐shelter death. Live outcomes are usually achieved through adoption, reclaimed by owner, transferred to another agency or other life‐saving actions.”  In the month of March, the Animal Shelter achieved a new record for their Live Release Rate at 98%. 

This exceptional rate was achieved through a coordinated effort by Shelter staff to facilitate shelter adoptions, work with credible compassionate rescue groups to pull animals for adoption, or transport animals for adoption to other locations in the United States where there is a shortage of adoptable animals.

“Animal Services has made tremendous improvements over the last year,” said Parish President Mike Cooper.  “Our dedicated staff has worked so hard to ensure the best outcome for each animal that arrives at the Shelter.  Even in the face of a global pandemic, our team has made the lives of our animals a priority, and I am proud of their achievements.”

A more user-friendly landing page for Animal Services — www.stpgov.org/pets — now includes all shelter intake and outcome statistics as well as current partner rescue groups. More features will be added in the future.

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