BEGINNING ANIMAL COUNTS

  ADULT UP TO 5 MONTHS AGE UNKNOWN
CANINE 140 5 0
FELINE 63 100 0

ANIMAL INTAKE

CANINE
 
ADULT
UP TO 5 MONTHS
AGE UNKNOWN
STRAY AT LARGE
0
0
0
RELINQUISHED BY OWNER
586
5
0
OWNER-INTENDED EUTHANASIA
0
0
0
TRANSFERRED IN
1229
131
0
OTHER INTAKES
0
0
0
TOTAL LIVE INTAKE
1815
136
0
FELINE
  ADULT UP TO 5 MONTHS AGE UNKNOWN
STRAY AT LARGE 0 0 0
RELINQUISHED BY OWNER 413 149 0
OWNER-INTENDED EUTHANASIA 0 0 0
TRANSFERRED IN 888 3016 0
OTHER INTAKES 0 0 0
TOTAL LIVE INTAKE 1301 3165 0

ANIMAL OUTCOME

LIVE OUTCOME:

CANINE
  ADULT UP TO 5 MONTHS AGE UNKNOWN
ADOPTIONS 1980 176 0
RETURNED TO OWNER 0 0 0
TRANSFERRED OUT 2 0 0
RETURNED TO FIELD 0 0 0
OTHER LIVE OUTCOME 0 0 0
SUBTOTAL LIVE OUTCOMES 1982 176 0
FELINE
  ADULT UP TO 5 MONTHS AGE UNKNOWN
ADOPTIONS 1350 2121 0
RETURNED TO OWNER 0 0 0
TRANSFERRED OUT 56 1042 0
RETURNED TO FIELD 0 0 0
OTHER LIVE OUTCOME 0 0 0
SUBTOTAL LIVE OUTCOMES 1406 3163 0

OTHER OUTCOME:

CANINE
  ADULT UP TO 5 MONTHS AGE UNKNOWN
DIED IN CARE* 5 4 0
LOST IN CARE 0 1 0
SHELTER EUTHANASIA* 10 2 0
OTHER-INTENDED EUTHANASIA 0 0 0
SUBTOTAL OTHER OUTCOMES 15 7 0
FELINE
  ADULT UP TO 5 MONTHS AGE UNKNOWN
DIED IN CARE* 7 259 0
LOST IN CARE 2 2 0
SHELTER EUTHANASIA* 16 194 1
OTHER-INTENDED EUTHANASIA 0 0 0
SUBTOTAL OTHER OUTCOMES 25 455 1
*Since 2013, 70% of all euthanasia and died in care were underage kittens taken from Los Angeles Animal Services for our Kitten Nursery program. 

Best Friends operates under the philosophy of, and with a current operating reality that, as stated in our Best Friends no-kill communities policy, no healthy or otherwise treatable animal should be killed when alternatives exist to save them. No animal in the care of Best Friends is euthanized other than for irremediable suffering caused by a terminal illness or unrehabilitable aggression. To learn more about the nursery, please click here. To learn more about Best Friends euthanasia policy, please click here.
TOTAL ANIMAL OUTCOMES:
 
CANINE
  ADULT UP TO 5 MONTHS AGE UNKNOWN
SUBTOTAL LIVE OUTCOMES 1982 176 0
SUBTOTAL OTHER OUTCOMES 15 7 0
TOTAL OUTCOMES 1997 183 0
FELINE
  ADULT UP TO 5 MONTHS AGE UNKNOWN
SUBTOTAL LIVE OUTCOMES 1406 3163 0
SUBTOTAL OTHER OUTCOMES 25 455 1
TOTAL OUTCOMES 1431 3618 1

ENDING ANIMAL COUNTS

  ADULT UP TO 5 MONTHS AGE UNKNOWN
CANINE 135 14 0
FELINE 122 118 0