Furry Friends has adopted the no-kill equation — the only proven way of creating a sustainable no-kill community. A part of any no-kill community is transparency. Our historical statistics are available on this page, and you can see our most recent data online as well.

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

 Owner surrenderReturnStrayTransfer in
Clive225368
Urbandale571530113
West Des Moines1883341190
All WestPet cities2675374371
TOTAL492152123443

Returns are animals adopted from Furry Friends at any point

2016 outcomes

AdoptionDied in care
(including euthanasia)
Deceased upon arrivalReturn to ownerTransfer out
1,0934823010

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