Furry Friends has adopted the no-kill equation β€” the only proven way of creating a sustainable no-kill community. A part of any no-kill community is transparency. Our statistics are available on this page, and we are constantly working towards transparency communitywide so that the amount of need in our community can adequately be assessed.

Transparency also allows the community to evaluate programs and invest in the most effective and efficient solutions that provide all animals with a loving, responsible home.

2016 intakes

Clive: 22 owner surrenders / 5 returns / 3 strays / 68 transfers in

Urbandale: 57 owner surrenders / 15 returns / 30 strays / 113 transfers in

West Des Moines: 188 owner surrenders / 33 returns / 41 strays / 190 transfers in

All Westpet cities: 267 owner surrenders / 53 returns / 74 strays / 371 transfers in

TOTAL: 492 owner surrenders / 152 returns / 123 strays / 443 transfers in

Returns are animals adopted from Furry Friends at any point

2016 outcomes

Adoptions: 1,093

Died in care (including euthanasia): 48

Deceased upon arrival: 2

Returned to owner: 30

Transfer out: 10

1,113 live outcomes / 1,183 total outcomes = 95.8% live-release rate

Previous years

2015: 1,341 adoptions

2014: 1,077 adoptions

2013: 791 adoptions

2012: 627 adoptions

2011: 571 adoptions

2010: 605 adoptions

2009: 529 adoptions

2008: 215 adoptions