FL Animal Sheltering Data

2019 Live Intake into FL Shelters

Intake by Species Intake Percentage of Intake
Dog 177,626 46%
Cat 210,821 54%
Total Intake 388,447

Does not include 12,645 Owner Requested/Intended Euthanasia

Total Live Intake into FL Shelters by Year and Species

species 2013 2016 2018 2019
Total Dog Intake 223,239 195,613 184,122 177,626
Total Cat Intake 249,288 211,615 219,845 210,821
Total Intake 472,527 407,228 403,967 388,447
  • Total Intake has decreased 18% since 2013
  • Dog Intake has decreased 21% since 2013
  • Cat intake has decreased 15% since 2013

Does not include 12,645 Owner Requested/Intended Euthanasia

2019 Live Outcomes from FL Shelters by Type

Program Type Percentage of Total Outcomes by Type
Adoption 63%
Transfer Out 17%
Return to Owner (RTO) 11%
Return to Field (RTF) 8%
Other Live Outcome (Barn cat program, police training, etc.) 1%

Live Release Rate by Year and Species

Species 2019 2018 2016 2013
Total Dog Live Release Rate 90% 88% 86% 73%
Total Cat Live Release Rate 78% 72% 67% 42%
Total Live Release Rate 84% 79% 76% 57%
  • Total Live Release Rate has increased from 57% to 84% since 2013
  • Dog Live Release Rate has increased from 73%  to 90% since 2013
  • Cat Live Release Rate has increased from 42% to 78% since 2013

Does not include 12,645 Owner Requested/Intended Euthanasia

Shelter Euthanasia by Year and Species

Species 2013 2016 2018 2019
Total Dog Shelter Euthanasia 54,027 25,152 19,842 15,723
Total Cat Shelter Euthanasia 129,334 64,806 51,842 40,234
Total Shelter Euthanasia 183,361 89,958 71,684 55,957
  • Dog shelter euthanasia has decreased 71% since 2013
  • Cat shelter euthanasia has decreased 69% since 2013
  • Total shelter euthanasia has decreased 69% since 2013
  • 127,401 fewer animals were euthanized in 2019 than in 2013

Does not include 12,645 Owner Requested/Intended Euthanasia

2019 Total Intake in FL Shelters by County

County Intake
Alachua 6,692
Baker 798
Bay 5,190
Bradford 1,573
Brevard 10,112
Broward 20,974
Calhoun 45
Charlotte 4,776
Citrus 3,816
Clay 4,767

Does not include 12,645 Owner Requested/Intended Euthanasia

2019 Total Euthanasia in FL Shelters by County

County Euthanasia
Alachua 418
Baker 439
Bay 1,966
Bradford 488
Brevard 417
Broward 2,342
Calhoun 8
Charlotte 590
Citrus 190
Clay 227

Does not include 12,645 Owner Requested/Intended Euthanasia