Animal Shelter Statistics

The Story County Animal Shelter is committed to running a No Kill, progressive, responsible animal shelter. We believe no animal should ever be put to sleep for a lack of space, time, or resources. To ensure we can responsibly accomplish this task we have implemented 27/7 lost pet reporting through our website. We also work with other animal shelter and rescue agencies to help us transfer animals out as well as place into foster homes. The Story County Animal Shelter works hard at treating and rehabilitating animals with injuries or illness giving them a second chance at finding a forever home through adoption. We couldn’t do this without the support from our donors. This is why transparency is an important part of being a No Kill animal shelter. We want our supporters, citizens, and donors to see the data to support that statement. 

Prior to 2021, the Story County Animal Shelter used handwritten records to track animal shelter and animal control operations. Beginning January 1st, 2021 staff began implementing an animal shelter software system which has enabled us to track our statistical data with more efficiency than before. Staff also started entering in all handwritten data prior to 2021 into the system. As more of the old data is entered into the database statistical data will be updated.

To find out more about what it means, and what it takes to run a No Kill animal shelter please visit the No Kill Advocacy Center’s website. 

The Annual Live Release Rate is Live Outcomes Divided by Total Outcomes


Combined Annual Statistical Charts

January 1st 2020 - December 31st, 2021