Every Outcome is Important
Nassau Humane Society (NHS) 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.
Adoptions in 2017: 97% Save Rate
NHS adopted 1150 animals in 2017, with a 97% save rate. Our adoption rate consistently grows year after year. In 2016 NHS found homes for 999 animals with a save rate of 95%.
Pets at NHS remain available for adoption as long as necessary and are never euthanized for space reasons.
The NHS save rate of 97% is even more impressive because it includes 817 animals transferred to NHS from other animal welfare agencies (such as humane societies and animal control agencies) located in Florida, Georgia and Texas. These animals were given a “second chance” at finding a home through NHS when time and resources had run out at their original shelters.
The save rate, calculated according to the nationally recognized Asilomar Standard, reflects the many options for pets that come to the shelter beside adoption, such as animal transfers and animals who are returned to their owner. NHS is confident in its adoption figures because staffers conduct monthly physical inventories and spot audits.