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Maddie’s Pet Rescue Project of Alachua County is a community collaboration of pet rescue organizations throughout Alachua County who are devoted to finding homes for homeless dogs and cats in Alachua County. The Maddie’s project is working to end the euthanasia of healthy and treatable pets by 2011.

The partners focus beginning in July 2006 is to guarantee a home for all “healthy and adoptable animals”.

It is critical for the public to understand that “healthy” and “adoptable” animals being saved does not mean that no animals at the county shelter will be euthanized. A “healthy” animal is one that does not need any type of medical treatment (heartworm treatment, treatment for skin conditions or ear mites etc). “Adoptable” animal means that an animal is free from behavioral issues that would require intervention (aggressive behavior, extreme fearfulness). This means that a very large number of the animals entering the shelter – by virtue of their mental or physical state are not considered “healthy”.

For the Maddie’s Partners to succeed we must have the full support of the community; adoptions, fostering, and donations to support our efforts are critical to the success of the project so please consider helping in whatever way you can!

The Maddie’s Partners consist of: the Alachua County Humane Society (Lead Agency), Alachua County Animal Services, Haile’s Angels Pet Rescue, Helping Hands Pet Rescue, Puppy Hill Farm Animal Rescue, and Gainesville Pet Rescue.

Make sure to download a copy of our new Maddie’s Pet Rescue Project of Alachua County Newsletter: Maddie’s Chronicle!

Maddie’s Chronicle October 18, 2006

 

ALACHUA COUNTY COMMUNITY STATISTICS
COMMUNITY BASELINE YEAR
ALACHUA COUNTY DOGS CATS TOTAL
REPORT DATE: January 1 – December 31, 2000      
BEGINNING COUNT 97 122 219
INTAKE (Live Only)      
From the Public (stray, surrender, etc.) 6340 4812 11152
From Owners/Guardians Requesting Euthanasia 126 96 222
From Partner Organizations 209 226 435
From Non-Partner Organizations 8 5 13
TOTAL IMPOUNDS 6683 5139 11822
ADOPTIONS ( Only cats and dogs adopted by the public) 1315 1236 2551
RETURN TO OWNER/GUARDIAN 702 78 780
TRANSFERS TO PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS 154 184 338
TRANSFERS TO NON-PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS 0 0 0
ANIMALS EUTHANIZED      
Healthy (including owner/guardian requested) 2060 1604 3664
Treatable – Manageable (including owner/guardian requested) 115 102 217
Treatable – Rehabilitatable (including owner/guardian requested) 1054 929 1983
Unhealthy & Untreatable (including owner/guardian requested) 1202 997 2199
TOTAL DEATHS 4431 3632 8063
Owner/Guardian Requested Unhealthy & Untreatable Only 11 11 22
ADJUSTED TOTAL DEATHS 4420 3621 8041
DIED OR LOST INSHELTER/CARE 25 30 55
ENDING COUNT 153 101 254
Annual Live Release Rate 29%  
The Annual Live Release Rate does not include 22 owner/guardian requested euthanasia which were unhealthy & untreatable and 55 dogs and cats that died or were lost in the shelter/care.
ALACHUA COUNTY DOGS CATS TOTAL
REPORT DATE: July 1, 2002 - June 30, 2003      
BEGINNING COUNT n/a n/a n/a
INTAKE (Live Only)      
From the Public (stray, surrender, etc.) 5885 5474 11359
From Owners/Guardians Requesting Euthanasia n/a n/a 0
From Partner Organizations 364 278 642
From Non-Partner Organizations n/a n/a 0
TOTAL IMPOUNDS 6249 5752 12001
ADOPTIONS ( Only cats and dogs adopted by the public) 1819 1548 3367
RETURN TO OWNER/GUARDIAN 777 82 859
TRANSFERS TO PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS 364 278 642
TRANSFERS TO NON-PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS 0 0 0
ANIMALS EUTHANIZED      
Healthy (including owner/guardian requested) 687 1009 1696
Treatable – Manageable (including owner/guardian requested)* n/a n/a 0
Treatable – Rehabilitatable (including owner/guardian requested)* 1868 2033 3901
Unhealthy & Untreatable (including owner/guardian requested) 368 666 1034
TOTAL DEATHS 2923 3708 6631
Owner/Guardian Requested Unhealthy & Untreatable Only n/a n/a 0
ADJUSTED TOTAL DEATHS 2923 3708 6631
DIED OR LOST INSHELTER/CARE 31 34 65
ENDING COUNT n/a n/a n/a
*Treatable Euthanasia was not broken out between "manageable" and "rehabilitatable" until Year Four.      
Annual Live Release Rate 39%  
The Annual Live Release Rate does not include 65 dogs and cats that died or were lost in the shelter/care.
ALACHUA COUNTY DOGS CATS TOTAL
REPORT DATE: July 1, 2003 - June 30, 2004      
BEGINNING COUNT n/a n/a n/a
INTAKE (Live Only)      
From the Public (stray, surrender, etc.) 5746 5064 10810
From Owners/Guardians Requesting Euthanasia n/a n/a 0
From Partner Organizations 498 311 809
From Non-Partner Organizations n/a n/a 0
TOTAL IMPOUNDS 6244 5375 11619
ADOPTIONS ( Only cats and dogs adopted by the public) 2294 1731 4025
RETURN TO OWNER/GUARDIAN 770 114 884
TRANSFERS TO PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS 498 311 809
TRANSFERS TO NON-PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS 0 0 0
ANIMALS EUTHANIZED      
Healthy (including owner/guardian requested) 343 638 981
Treatable – Manageable (including owner/guardian requested) n/a n/a 0
Treatable – Rehabilitatable (including owner/guardian requested) 1700 1760 3460
Unhealthy & Untreatable (including owner/guardian requested) 220 548 768
TOTAL DEATHS 2263 2946 5209
Owner/Guardian Requested Unhealthy & Untreatable Only n/a n/a 0
ADJUSTED TOTAL DEATHS 2263 2946 5209
DIED OR LOST INSHELTER/CARE 42 45 87
ENDING COUNT n/a n/a n/a
*Treatable Euthanasia was not broken out between "manageable" and "rehabilitatable" until Year Four.      
Annual Live Release Rate 49%  
The Annual Live Release Rate does not include 87 dogs and cats that died or were lost in the shelter/care.
ALACHUA COUNTY DOGS CATS TOTAL
REPORT DATE: July 1, 2004 - June 30, 2005      
BEGINNING COUNT n/a n/a n/a
INTAKE (Live Only)      
From the Public (stray, surrender, etc.) 5041 4725 9766
From Owners/Guardians Requesting Euthanasia n/a n/a 0
From Partner Organizations 694 490 1184
From Non-Partner Organizations n/a n/a 0
TOTAL IMPOUNDS 5735 5215 10950
ADOPTIONS ( Only cats and dogs adopted by the public) 2163 1808 3971
RETURN TO OWNER/GUARDIAN 644 254 898
TRANSFERS TO PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS 694 490 1184
TRANSFERS TO NON-PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS 0 0 0
ANIMALS EUTHANIZED      
Healthy (including owner/guardian requested) 116 144 260
Treatable – Manageable (including owner/guardian requested) n/a n/a 0
Treatable – Rehabilitatable (including owner/guardian requested) 1233 1582 2815
Unhealthy & Untreatable (including owner/guardian requested) 750 995 1745
TOTAL DEATHS 2099 2721 4820
Owner/Guardian Requested Unhealthy & Untreatable Only n/a n/a 0
ADJUSTED TOTAL DEATHS 2099 2721 4820
DIED OR LOST INSHELTER/CARE 49 47 96
ENDING COUNT n/a n/a n/a
*Treatable Euthanasia was not broken out between "manageable" and "rehabilitatable" until Year Four.      
Annual Live Release Rate 50%  
The Annual Live Release Rate does not include 96 dogs and cats that died or were lost in the shelter/care.
ALACHUA COUNTY DOGS CATS TOTAL
REPORT DATE: July 1, 2005 - June 30, 2006      
BEGINNING COUNT 316 370 686
INTAKE (Live Only)      
From the Public (stray, surrender, etc.) 5298 4405 9703
From Owners/Guardians Requesting Euthanasia 71 36 107
From Partner Organizations 1038 1014 2052
From Non-Partner Organizations 9 3 12
TOTAL IMPOUNDS 6416 5458 11874
ADOPTIONS ( Only cats and dogs adopted by the public) 2497 1697 4194
RETURN TO OWNER/GUARDIAN 613 91 704
TRANSFERS TO PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS 1038 1014 2052
TRANSFERS TO NON-PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS 134 50 184
ANIMALS EUTHANIZED      
Healthy (including owner/guardian requested) 52 9 61
Treatable – Manageable (including owner/guardian requested) 260 226 486
Treatable – Rehabilitatable (including owner/guardian requested) 933 1043 1976
Unhealthy & Untreatable (including owner/guardian requested) 720 828 1548
TOTAL DEATHS 1965 2106 4071
Owner/Guardian Requested Unhealthy & Untreatable Only 63 36 99
ADJUSTED TOTAL DEATHS 1902 2070 3972
DIED OR LOST INSHELTER/CARE 76 156 232
ENDING COUNT 475 766 1241
Annual Live Release Rate 55%  
The Annual Live Release Rate does not include 36 owner/guardian requested euthanasia which were unhealthy & untreatable and 232 dogs and cats that died or were lost in the shelter/care.

Maddie’s Fund

Maddie’s Fund,® The Pet Rescue Foundation, (www.maddiesfund.org) is a family foundation funded by PeopleSoft Founder Dave Duffield and his wife, Cheryl to help create a no-kill nation. The first step is to help develop programs that guarantee loving homes for all healthy shelter dogs and cats throughout the country. The next step will be to save the sick and injured pets in animal shelters nationwide. Maddie’s Fund is named after the family’s beloved Miniature Schnauzer who passed away in 1997.

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