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To improve the lives of the animals in our care, be timely and compassionate in our responses, educate the public through community outreach and, provide for the health and safety of the citizens and animals of Ventura County.

Report Card

Transparency is very important to us at Ventura County Animal Services. This page is dedicated to providing statistics regarding the intake and outcome of nearly 13,000 animals who enter our shelter system each year.

The Asilomar Report only reports on dogs and cats with regards to their intake and outcome and displays an overall Live Release Rate, a percentage of live outcomes. The report does not highlight the dozens of innovative programs we have created to enrich the lives of our animalsThe Monthly Report, however, attempts to illustrate the breadth and gravity of what is accomplished at VCAS each month, however it falls short in many areas. For example, it does not highlight programs such as our Rescue Readers program where children read to shelter pets on the weekend, or our amazing Bunny Brigade, who are a 100% volunteer-based group who care for our cherished rabbits from intake to outcome.

To receive a more 3-dimentional perspective about what we do, please visit our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter pages. Watch a video. Read a story. Get to know the people and pets behind these statistics. Or better yet, come and join the village. Become a Volunteer and give love and attention directly to the animals in our care, or become a Foster parent and make a difference by bringing a shelter pet into your loving home.

Full reports with all statistics will be made available in our end-of-year report.

UPDATE: In late 2018, early 2019, we evaluated the statistics we publish monthly and discovered a few metrics that were not accurately accounted for. Mainly it was animals in our Foster Care Program. We have since scrubbed our data and now have full confidence in its integrity.

If you have questions regarding our data, please ask. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject: "Statistics Inquiry". Thank you.

Monthly Statistics For 2019:

Monthly Statistics For 2018:

Statistics For 2017:

Monthly Statistics For 2016:

Monthly Statistics For 2015:

Monthly Statistics For 2014:

2013-2014 Statistics
2012-2013 Statistics
2010-2011 Statistics
2008-2009 Statistics
jan-may 2009 vcas animal stats

Annual Comparison Reports:
2016 - 2017 Statistics Per Species

2017 Visual Report Card

Supporting Documents:
What is your Rate? (Live Release Rate explained)

Visuals & Infographics:

Report Card 2018 F

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