Every Life Counts at South Wood County Humane Society. SWCHS tracks the status of every pet using a nationally recognized standard. The data provides a detailed breakdown of the health and adoption status of every animal in our care.
Pets at SWCHS pets remain available for adoption as long as necessary (sometimes six months or more), and are never euthanized for space reasons.
2016 Adoption Reports:
The Asilomar Report is a report generated directly from our database giving the inventory, intake and outcome of all dogs and cats (the report does NOT include small mammals, TNR or other community spay/neuter surgeries) for a specified time period. The Live Release Rate – otherwise known as the Save Rate – is the percentage of dogs and cats adopted, returned to their owner, or transferred to another organization.
Please keep in mind there is no perfect report to measure the success of a shelter. It is important to know, before looking at these reports, every shelter has its own definition of what is healthy, unhealthy, treatable, manageable and rehabilitatable as far as the category in which an animal is put into. What one shelter considers treatable, another shelter may consider untreatable depending on their policies, resources, etc. (Guidelines for Asilomar categories can be found at Asilomar Accords ).