Live Release Rate

Shelter Animals Count ParticipantChesapeake Animal Services (CAS) reports shelter statistics to Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) yearly as required by law. This comparison graph is used to show the monthly live release rate at CAS 2016 to current. Thanks to our hard working staff, dedicated volunteers, many rescue groups and local shelter partners we have been able to increase our live release rate since 2016! This is great accomplishment, but we are always working to improve our live release rate. Be a part of the solution and join our team as a volunteer or foster!

If you would like to know how the numbers are calculated, we have posted the Annual Animal Statistics Table and Live Release Rate Formulas for your convenience. You can download the Annual Animal Statistics Table and Live Release Rate Formulas (PDF).