Asilomar (Calendar Year) Reports and Comparative Data Reports
What’s an Asilomar Report?
In 2004, animal welfare leaders from across the country met in Asilomar, Pacific Grove, California, and developed the Asilomar Accords- industry standards for animal care, and definitions for the health and behavioral status of shelter animals- including a standardized report of where dogs and cats are coming from when they arrive at an animal shelter, and where they go when they leave.
Regional animal shelters in the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland (ASAP) combine and compare these reports to see what’s working, what progress is made collectively, and where we can work together and improve to better serve animals and their people in our community.
The Asilomar method assigns each animal, upon admission to the shelter, a condition status of either “healthy”, “treatable”, or “unhealthy/untreatable”, known as a Pet Evaluation Matrix (PEM). Multnomah County Animal Services (MCAS) assigns these categories to animals in its care according to uniform community standards set by ASAP.
While our monthly reports track all animals we care for at the shelter- including wildlife- these Asilomar reports only contains information about dogs and cats.
Annual Asilomar Reports
- MCAS Asilomar Report 2019
- MCAS Asilomar Report 2018
- MCAS Asilomar Report 2017
- MCAS Asilomar Report 2016
- MCAS Asilomar Report 2015
- MCAS Asilomar Report 2014
- MCAS Asilomar Report 2013
- MCAS Asilomar Report 2012
- MCAS Asilomar Report 2011
- MCAS Asilomar Report 2010
- MCAS Asilomar Report 2009
- MCAS Asilomar Report 2008
- MCAS Asilomar Report 2007
- MCAS Asilomar Report 2006
- Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland Asilomar Report 2006-10
- Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland Asilomar Report 2006-09
- Comparable Communities Euthanasia Report 2006
Interpreting Asilomar Reports
- Intake: The live animals admitted to a shelter
- All Outcomes: The final disposition of animals admitted to a shelter (adoption, return to owner, transfer, euthanasia, shelter death, etc)
- Euthanasia Outcome: Animals admitted to a shelter who are euthanized
- Live Outcomes: Animals who leave a shelter alive through adoption, return to owner, transfer to another organization for adoption, or any other lifesaving program
- Live-Release Rate: What percentage of animals admitted to the shelter had live outcomes, and therefore were not euthanized
- Live-Release Rate Formula: (All Live Outcomes) Divided by (All Outcomes minus Owner Requested Euthanasias)
- Save-Rate Formula: (Intake minus Euthanasia Outcomes) divided by Intake
- Community Live-Release Rate: Regional shelters manage overlapping populations of animals. Maintaining a shared community live-release rate ensures that reported data is comprehensive and balanced to reflect the true state of community animal populations. For example, a shelter with a high live-release rate neighboring a shelter with a low live-release rate can indicate an imbalance of intake policies or inequitable animal population management practices. Multnomah County Animal Services' Asilomar reports are reflective of the community statistics maintained by the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland (ASAP), indicative of a successful coalition and high community live-release rate for Portland regional shelters.
Multnomah County Animal Services Fiscal Year Reports
- MCAS Animal Trends 1981-2017
(This report will not be updated after FY 2017, as the information is provided in formalized asilomar reports above, and is redundant)
- Cat Intake and Disposition Report 2012
- Dog Intake and Disposition Report 2012
- Field Calls for Service Report 2012
- Notices of Infraction Issued Report 2012
- Field Calls for Service Report 2011
- Notices of Infraction Issued Report 2011
- Cat Intake and Disposition Report 2011
- Dog Intake and Disposition Report 2011
- Monthly Reports (Since November 2018)
- 2008 City of Portland - MCAS Taskforce Report
- Metropolitan Group Customer Experience Report for MCAS
- MCAS Strategic Plan to Save More Lives
- MCAS Cat Survey: Key Findings Report
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