Reports and Agency Statistics

Asilomar (Calendar Year) Reports and Comparative Data Reports


The Asilomar Accords were developed in 2004 to provide a uniform method for collecting and reporting animal shelter data. This 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 the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland (ASAP), of which MCAS is a member.


Annual Asilomar Reports

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

Other Reports

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