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2015 Save Rate Report Table

2015 Michigan Shelters by Save and Live Release Rate

Source Information: Shelter Reports as filed with the Michigan Department of Agriculature and Rural Development

County Shelter Shelter Type 2015 Save Rate 2015 Live Release Rate 2014 Live Release Rate Change Adopted Returned to Owner Intake Adjusted Intake Transferred Euthanized
Lenawee Tecumseh Police Department Animal Shelter Open 92% 100% 100% 0% 0 34 37 37 3 0
Marquette Ishpeming Township Animal Control Open 74% 100% 100% 0% 0 23 29 29 8 0
Missaukee Missaukee Humane Society Open 98% 100% 93% 7% 351 45 435 435 9 0
Oakland Huntington Woods Public Safety Open 78% 100% 100% 0% 0 7 9 9 2 0
Wayne City of Wayne Animal Shelter Open 38% 100% 99% 1% 0 64 167 167 103 0
Wayne Sumpter Township Animal Shelter Open 68% 100% NA NA 2 39 60 60 19 0
Roscommon Roscommon County Animal Shelter Open 100% 100% 118% -18% 280 188 460 460 0 1
Macomb Sterling Heights Police Department Open 92% 99% 92% 7% 192 55 268 268 19 2
Alger Alger County Animal Shelter Open 97% 99% 122% -23% 176 75 214 214 6 2
Manistee Manistee County Animal Shelter Open 36% 99% 93% 6% 0 45 124 124 78 1
Delta Delta Animal Shelter Open 95% 99% 97% 2% 711 236 1033 1033 40 9
Antrim Antrim County Pet and Animal Watch Open 99% 99% 85% 14% 323 3 429 429 0 3
Macomb City of Warren Animal Control Open 33% 99% 75% 24% 0 112 759 759 224 4
Gogebic Help Orphaned Pets Everywhere Open 97% 99% 100% -1% 233 233 404 404 7 6
Marquette Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter, Inc. Open 98% 99% 99% 0% 1017 228 1259 1259 5 17
Wayne Downriver Central Animal Control Open 34% 99% 78% 21% 0 474 1550 1550 906 20
Chippewa Chippewa County Animal Control Shelter Open 98% 98% 100% -1% 717 134 890 885 2 13
Oakland Bloomfield Twp Animal Shelter Open 98% 98% NA NA 27 285 331 331 0 5
Houghton Copper Country Humane Society Open 98% 98% 100% -1% 466 151 627 627 3 10
Ontonagon Ontonagon County Animal Protection, Inc. Open 96% 98% 101% -3% 95 25 129 129 3 2
Oakland City of Madison Heights Animal Shelter Open 91% 98% 91% 8% 134 116 280 276 21 5
Midland Humane Society of Midland County Open 98% 98% 88% 10% 1974 254 2223 2223 0 42
Otsego Otsego County Animal Shelter Open 97% 98% 94% 4% 506 297 864 864 11 16
Ottawa Bestpals Animal Rescue Center Open 98% 98% 88% 10% 45 0 45 45 0 1
Mecosta Animal Rescue Coalition of Mecosta County Open 97% 98% 100% -2% 309 140 474 474 1 11
Grand Traverse Cherryland Humane Society Open 84% 97% 92% 6% 515 5 582 582 81 16
Kalkaska Kalkaska County Animal Control Shelter Open 97% 97% 95% 2% 202 148 400 400 0 11
St. Joseph St. Joseph County Animal Control Open 90% 97% 87% 10% 542 132 550 550 51 25
Van Buren Al-Van Humane Society Open 94% 96% 90% 6% 451 49 557 557 13 20
Wayne Brownstown Township Animal Shelter Open 89% 96% NA NA 647 69 652 606 61 32
Berrien Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan Open 93% 96% 98% -2% 336 15 362 362 13 15
Benzie Benzie County Animal Control Open 96% 96% 89% 7% 234 99 338 338 0 14
Oceana Oceana County Animal Shelter Open 95% 96% 89% 7% 282 89 443 400 2 17
Barry Barry County Animal Shelter Open 93% 96% 113% -17% 773 949 1589 1589 43 81
Emmet Emmet County Stray Center Open 72% 95% 91% 4% 42 131 235 235 56 12
Mackinac Mackinac County Animal Shelter Open 95% 95% NA NA 91 56 141 134 0 8
Clare Clare County Animal Shelter Open 94% 95% 67% 27% 658 167 1081 986 4 47
Washtenaw Humane Society of Huron Valley Open 94% 94% 89% 5% 3915 718 4916 4916 1 285
Wayne Taylor Animal Shelter Open 94% 94% 110% -16% 971 155 971 894 0 70
Wexford Wexford County Animal Shelter Open 94% 94% 92% 2% 401 117 552 552 2 33
Clinton Capital Area Humane Society Open 93% 94% 90% 4% 3643 85 4512 4512 39 241
Wayne Grosse Ile Animal Shelter Open 94% 94% 101% -7% 97 40 131 131 0 9
Monroe Monroe County Animal Control Shelter Open 84% 94% 78% 16% 421 168 698 698 68 45
Calhoun Calhoun County Animal Center, Inc. Open 79% 93% 80% 13% 934 379 1873 1873 241 111
Schoolcraft Eva Burrell Animal Shelter Open 84% 92% 72% 20% 161 28 226 226 19 18
Clinton Clinton County Animal Shelter Open 29% 92% 87% 5% 4 134 495 475 298 39
Lapeer Lapeer County Animal Control Open 92% 92% 66% 26% 830 185 1126 1126 0 92
Osceola Osceola County Animal Control Open 74% 91% 81% 10% 424 100 750 729 118 65
Ionia Ionia County Animal Shelter Open 81% 91% 87% 4% 714 194 1226 1155 113 105
Ottawa Harbor Humane Society Open 80% 90% 94% -4% 1263 336 2131 2117 213 191
Eaton Eaton County Animal Control Open 55% 90% 89% 1% 45 171 508 395 138 39
Gladwin Gladwin County Animal Control Open 84% 90% 82% 8% 728 124 1117 1047 64 101
Muskegon Pound Buddies/Muskegon County Animal Control Open 69% 90% 78% 12% 1033 468 2190 2190 450 225
Allegan Allegan County Animal Shelter Open 75% 90% 97% -7% 602 214 1124 1121 163 114
Wayne River Rouge Animal Shelter Open 85% 89% NA NA 99 102 569 564 11 25
Oakland City of Oak Park Pound Open 32% 89% 100% -11% 0 58 159 159 101 20
Tuscola Tuscola County Animal Control Shelter Open 58% 89% NA NA 121 83 379 356 105 40
Kent Humane Society of West Michigan Open 87% 88% 86% 3% 2932 60 3498 3498 42 401
Isabella Isabella County Animal Control Open 75% 88% 89% -1% 810 228 1477 1389 182 169
Wayne Dearborn Animal Shelter Open 84% 87% 81% 6% 1643 221 2265 2210 60 295
Oakland Hazel Park Dog Pound Open 29% 87% 99% -12% 0 70 309 309 142 33
Oakland Oakland County AC & Pet Adoption Center Open 83% 87% 78% 9% 2054 790 4059 3507 137 465
Macomb Macomb County Animal Control Open 84% 86% 77% 9% 1081 567 2395 2395 52 269
Genesee Genesee County Animal Control Open 64% 86% 66% 20% 1240 256 2879 2649 531 324
Livingston Livingston County Animal Control Open 84% 86% NA NA 956 230 1522 1378 26 195
Mason Mason County Animal Shelter Open 84% 84% 73% 11% 305 100 705 488 0 76
Saginaw Saginaw County Animal Care Center Open 73% 84% 66% 18% 654 264 2387 2387 139 200
Cheboygan Cheboygan County Humane Society Open 65% 82% 66% 16% 363 130 1089 1089 134 136
Sanilac Sanilac County Animal Control Open 49% 81% NA NA 53 35 205 178 56 34
Antrim Antrim County Animal Control Open 78% 78% NA NA 264 127 476 476 0 109
Montcalm Montcalm County Animal Control Shelter Open 55% 77% 54% 23% 533 98 1199 1154 263 260
Iosco Iosco County Animal Shelter Open 68% 76% 64% 13% 436 104 537 537 71 189
Iron Northwoods Animal Shelter Open 80% 76% 70% 9% 152 70 296 296 0 56
Newaygo Newaygo County Animal Shelter Open 24% 76% 69% 7% 63 51 457 431 253 117
Van Buren Van Buren County Animal Control Open 33% 76% 74% 2% 13 199 536 516 268 155
Jackson Jackson County Animal Shelter Open 45% 75% 57% 18% 604 313 2414 2045 604 505
Ingham Ingham County Animal Control Open 66% 73% 63% 10% 1317 481 2912 2863 191 747
Arenac Arenac County Animal Control Open 40% 70% 42% 28% 131 72 532 532 155 152
Oakland & Wayne Michigan Humane Society Open 60% 68% 50% 18% 8603 719 15490 15490 1164 5004
Kalamazoo Kalamazoo County Animal Services & Enforcement Open 51% 66% 56% 9% 608 527 2240 2240 338 767
Gratiot Gratiot County Animal Control Open 57% 64% 60% 5% 403 107 1038 896 62 315
Bay Bay County Animal Control Open 54% 63% 52% 10% 778 315 2389 2034 164 754
Berrien Berrien County Animal Control Open 56% 56% 57% -1% 517 404 2562 1578 0 727
St. Clair St. Clair County Sheriff’s Animal Control Open 49% 50% 33% 18% 663 349 2367 2367 27 1026
Wayne Michigan Anti-Cruelty Society Open 50% 50% 42% 8% 2549 70 5511 5511 0 2655
Wayne City of Romulus Animal Shelter Open 49% 50% 49% 1% 359 255 1445 1256 9 633
Lake Lake County Animal Control Open 43% 43% 33% 10% 73 84 404 404 0 206
Kent Kent County Animal Shelter Open 32% 43% 40% 3% 1079 644 5364 4711 554 3043
Cass Cass County Animal Control Open 34% 34% 31% 3% 307 175 1631 1417 1 933
Wayne Detroit Animal Control Open 21% 28% 18% 10% 141 513 3257 3257 218 2260
Hillsdale Greater Hillsdale Humane Society Limited 76% 100% NA NA 232 6 313 313 75 0
Oakland Animal Welfare Society of Southeastern Michigan Limited 100% 100% NA NA 679 0 679 679 0 0
Ottawa Shelby’s Place Limited 100% 100% 41% 59% 48 0 43 43 0 0
Calhoun Irwin Ave Animal Hospital Limited 56% 100% 53% 47% 0 22 39 39 17 0
Sanilac Sanilac County Humane Society Limited 98% 100% 85% 15% 233 43 390 390 5 0
Oakland Gasow Veterinary Hospital Limited 100% 100% 91% 9% 7 38 45 45 0 0
Kent Cascade Hospital for Animals Limited 100% 100% 93% 7% 7 0 7 7 0 0
Charlevoix Charlevoix County Humane Society, Inc. Limited 96% 100% 96% 4% 261 130 474 474 15 0
Saginaw Pet Angel Adoption & Rescue Inc. Limited 100% 100% 100% 0% 107 0 122 122 0 0
Antrim With a Little Help From My Friends Inc. Limited 100% 100% 112% -12% 51 0 52 52 0 0
Oakland Almost Home Animal Rescue League Limited 95% 100% 113% -13% 473 82 512 512 29 1
Genesee Adopt-A-Pet, Inc. Limited 100% 100% 101% -1% 1276 2 1243 1243 0 3
Emmet Little Traverse Bay Humane Society Limited 99% 100% 97% 3% 739 11 726 726 2 2
Oakland K-9 Stray Rescue League Inc. Limited 98% 99% 100% -1% 773 0 750 750 8 4
Newaygo McCloud’s Lake Haven Limited 99% 99% 98% 1% 844 0 869 869 2 5
Kent Carol’s Ferals Limited 99% 99% 100% -1% 198 697 903 903 2 6
Wayne Wyandotte Animal Adoption Center Limited 99% 99% 92% 7% 863 5 906 906 0 7
Washtenaw Ann Arbor Cat Clinic Limited 99% 99% 100% -1% 108 2 112 112 0 1
Monroe Humane Society of Monroe County Limited 96% 99% 90% 9% 435 1 544 544 14 5
Macomb Serenity Animal Hospital, P.C. Limited 97% 99% NA NA 342 0 346 346 6 4
Oakland New Beginnings Animal Rescue Limited 99% 99% 100% -1% 213 0 220 220 0 3
Kalamazoo Kalamazoo Animal Rescue Project Limited 98% 99% 91% 8% 605 1 631 631 1 9
Eaton Eaton County Humane Society Limited 98% 98% 104% -5% 193 2 183 183 0 3
Branch Humane Society of Branch County Limited 94% 98% 110% -12% 471 6 435 435 22 8
Jackson Cascades Humane Society, Inc. Limited 98% 98% 97% 1% 966 16 1032 1032 0 16
Kent Kelley’s Heart-to-Heart Adoption Center Limited 96% 98% NA NA 259 0 259 259 5 6
Manistee Manistee County H.S. /Homeward Bound Animal Shelter Limited 98% 98% 104% -6% 301 2 298 298 0 7
Lenawee Lenawee Humane Society Limited 97% 97% 89% 8% 677 74 796 796 4 23
Wayne Flat Rock Animal Shelter Limited 96% 97% 97% -1% 106 36 149 149 1 5
Wayne Detroit Dog Rescue Limited 94% 96% NA NA 135 0 184 184 3 6
Wayne Shelter to Home Pet Adoption Center Limited 96% 96% 99% -3% 342 0 353 353 0 15
Kent Vicky’s Pet Connection Limited 94% 96% 104% -8% 335 0 366 366 7 15
Montmorency Elk Country Animal Shelter Limited 84% 96% 123% -28% 192 58 251 251 34 13
Muskegon Humane Society & Animal Rescue of Muskegon County Limited 94% 96% 113% -18% 254 0 268 268 4 12
Huron Thumb Animal Shelter Limited 92% 95% 97% -2% 188 56 272 264 7 13
Livingston Humane Society of Livingston County Limited 95% 95% 95% 0% 922 32 921 921 0 53
Lapeer Pardise Animal Rescue Limited 94% 95% NA NA 137 4 169 169 1 8
Ogemaw Ogemaw County Humane Society Limited 92% 94% NA NA 130 38 291 291 3 11
Washtenaw Happy Hearts Feline Limited 93% 93% 99% -5% 69 1 97 97 0 5
Calhoun Humane Society of South Central Michigan Limited 89% 92% 84% 8% 203 4 361 262 8 18
Muskegon Faithful to Felines Limited 91% 91% 100% -9% 393 0 348 348 0 39
Shiawassee Shiawassee County Humane Society Limited 91% 91% 90% 1% 442 40 492 492 0 48
Oakland Greenfield Animal Hospital Limited 50% 90% NA NA 2 8 18 18 8 2
Oakland Michigan Animal Rescue League Limited 88% 88% 83% 5% 529 13 631 631 1 76
Kent Crash’s Landing Limited 86% 86% 103% -17% 106 0 109 109 0 17
Newaygo Bellwether Harbor Limited 82% 83% 115% -31% 42 7 58 58 1 10
Alcona Alcona Humane Society Limited 83% 83% 72% 11% 192 62 366 366 0 53
Dickinson Almost Home Animal Shelter-Dickinson County Limited 83% 83% 77% 6% 508 188 848 848 0 147
Genesee Humane Society of Genesee County Limited 81% 81% 77% 4% 1558 80 2104 2104 0 389
St. Clair Blue Water Area Humane Society Limited 79% 80% 78% 2% 341 17 386 386 2 91
Lenawee Addison Veterinary Clinic, PC Limited 46% 78% 58% 19% 18 72 198 198 63 44
Macomb Humane Society of Macomb Limited 72% 73% 35% 38% 403 71 674 674 2 178
Montcalm Peke A Tzu Rescue Limited 70% 70% 124% -54% 21 0 39 39 0 9
Muskegon Golden Years Alaskan Malamute Rescue, Inc Limited 50% 50% NA NA 2 0 5 5 0 2
Macomb Animal Care Hospital of Sterling Heights Limited 43% 43% 35% 8% 100 33 317 308 0 176
Wayne Grosse Pointe Animal Clinic Limited 39% 42% 65% -23% 26 0 140 140 2 39
Muskegon Pearsons Howling Timbers Limited 0% 0% NA NA 0 0 6 6 0 4
Mecosta AuCaDo Rescue Mid Michigan Rescue 100% 100% NA NA 306 0 330 330 0 0
Wayne Friends of Michigan Animals Rescue Rescue 99% 100% NA NA 348 7 348 348 1 1
Muskegon Cat Tales Rescue Rescue 96% 96% 100% -4% 115 0 115 115 0 5
Ionia Mackenzie’s Animal Sanctuary Rescue 91% 91% NA NA 60 0 45 45 0 6
Kent Kitty Koop Cat Rescue & Adoption Rescue 90% 90% 77% 13% 28 0 41 41 0 3
Wayne Grosse Pointe Animal Adoption Society Rescue 90% 90% 84% 6% 352 84 487 487 1 50
Ingham Nine Lives Blood Services Rescue 43% 86% NA NA 6 0 35 35 6 2
Kent Big Sids Sanctuary Rescue 59% 59% 66% -6% 38 0 27 27 0 26
Alpena Huron Humane Society Inc. Open NA NA 110% NA 0 0 0 0 0 0
Branch Branch County Animal Control Open NA NA NA NA 0 0 0 0 0 0
Calhoun Companion Cats Inc. Limited NA NA 76% NA 0 0 0 0 0 0
Crawford Au Sable Valley Animal Shelter Open NA NA 102% NA 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kalamazoo SPCA of Southwest Michigan Limited NA NA 100% NA 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kent Bellowood Inc. Limited NA NA NA NA 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lenawee All Rovers Rescue Friends (ARRF) Rescue NA NA NA NA 0 0 0 0 0 0
Menominee Menominee Animal Shelter Open NA NA 92% NA 0 0 0 0 0 0
Menominee Pipers Rescue Ranch Limited NA NA NA NA 0 0 0 0 0 0
Muskegon Noah Project Rescue NA NA 104% NA 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oakland Berkley Animal Shelter Open NA NA NA NA 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oakland Motor City Ferrets Rescue NA NA NA NA 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oakland Royal Oak Animal Shelter Open NA NA 96% NA 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oakland Wixom Weezels Rescue NA NA NA NA 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ottawa City of Holland Police Department Open NA NA NA NA 0 0 0 0 0 0
Washtenaw Great Lakes Rabbit Sanctuary Rescue NA NA NA NA 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wayne Midwest Rabbit Rescue & Re-Home Rescue NA NA NA NA 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wayne Woodhaven & Trenton Animal Shelter Open NA NA 93% NA 0 0 0 0 0 0

Definitions: 

Open = Open/Managed Admission and Animal Control: Accepting all strays even if full and accepting or making arrangements for owner surrenders when full.  Can be restricted to geography and managed intake.

Limited = Limited Admission: Only accepting animals when space is available at the shelter or in foster homes, selecting animals for intake.

Rescue = Rescue Organizations/Sanctuary/Others: Shelters with either no regularly scheduled hours open to the public, or facilities where animals live out their lives

Adjusted Intake = Intake minus Owner Request Destroy where ORD numbers are included in intake.

Save Rate = the percent of (Adopted+Returned to Owner) / (Adopted+Returned to Owner+Transferred+Euthanized)

Live Release Rate = (Adopted+Returned to Owner+Transferred) / (Adopted+Returned to Owner+Transferred+Euthanized)