Regional Center Statistics
Between 4,000-5,000 animals are handled by the Regional Center each year. Animals are brought to the Regional Center by Animal Control officers, as strays released by the public, or by owners when they can no longer take care of them.
The following information is presented as part of the Regional Center's efforts to be transparent in its operations.
- Intake and Disposition transaction information of cats and dogs:
• Most recently completed month (December 2010-December 2016)
• Most recently completed calendar quarter (October-December 2016)
• Current calendar year to date and prior years since 2010.
3. Graphic presentation of monthly live release rate of cats and dogs starting in January, 2010. Click here
In 2015 RCACP committed to ending the euthanasia of healthy animals. To better understand the classificaiton system used to identify which animals are considered healty, we used the universal classification system used throughout the United States that was called the Assilomar Accords.
There are four classifications by which animals are defined: Healthy, Treatable/Rehabilitatable, Treatable/Manageable, and Unhealthy and Untreatable. Those classifications are defined here.
As an evolving organization, RCACP first ended the euthanasia of Healthy animals and with the community's help can begin ending the euthanasia of Treatable/Rehabilitatable. In order do do this, the community must take responsibility for community cats. Providing a food source for community cats will encourage the cats to breed, if you are feeding a community cat, you should first spay/neuter the cat so as to end the overpopulation of cats in our community.