This Year’s Winners of the PAW Awards: Roscommon County Animal Shelter, Cherryland Humane Society, AC PAW, Missaukee Humane Society and the AuSable Valley Animal Shelter

Zeus is up for adoption at the Cherryland Humane Society in Traverse City

Northern Michigan Euthanasia & Intake Reports

These from reports released in 2017 for the year 2016.

Every year, the Michigan Department of Agriculture releases the “Michigan Animal Shelter Activity Reports” for licensed animal shelters in Michigan. Fostering-only groups do not have to report but sometimes they do as well. This report includes, among other things, intake and euthanasia information. This information has been organized for you so that you can easily check out the numbers for the animal shelters in your community. The results we have listed are for the rescues and animal shelters in our area that are on the Pet Friends Magazines shelters & rescues link. Some groups might not have reported last year or didn’t make the deadline to report this year. For the full report of the animal shelters in Michigan click here.

My reports are different than others who do “save rates” because I look at how many cats or dogs that the shelter is responsible for that are actually euthanized instead of treated, rehabbed and adopted to a family. I think the true measure of how a shelter is doing is what their euthanasia rate is. Obviously, there are those times when euthanasia is the only choice when a pet is sick or aggressive and even the best shelters and rescues have higher numbers in different years based on the kind of animals they rescue or accept into their system. I also think that a shelter should be judged on the animals that it has a responsible to house and adopt. Because of this, I subtract the owner requested euthanasias and the returned-to-owner animals from the intake amount – which leaves a more accurate number of animals that the shelter is responsible for.

For the purposes of Pet Friend Magazine’s Annual “PAW” Award (Pet Friends Animal Welfare Award), the winners are based on the percentage of the least amount of euthanasias for the year 2016 compared to the intake numbers of cats and dogs after I have made the subtractions to their intake numbers as mentioned above.

To be eligible for the award, a rescue group or shelter must take in at least 50 animals to make them comparable to other shelters in deciding who wins the awards.

Winners in the Dog Category with no euthanasias are: AC PAW, Cherryland Humane Society, Missaukee Humane Society and Roscommon County Animal Shelter.

Winners in the Cat Category with no euthanasias are: AuSable Valley Animal Shelter and Roscommon County Animal Shelter.

2016 DOG Animal Welfare Results

The shelters below are listed best-to-worst for dog euthanasias based on intake numbers. Duplicate numbers are ties in percentages).

AC PAW (0%)

Cherryland Humane Society (0%)

Missaukee Humane Society (0%)

Roscommon County Animal Shelter (0%)

McClouds Lake Haven Rescue (0.004%)

Benzie County Animal Control (0.008%)

Little Traverse Bay Humane Society (1.1%)

AuSable Valley Animal Shelter (1.7%)

Osceola County Animal Control (2.4%)

Otsego County Animal Shelter (2.4%)

Homeward Bound Animal Shelter (Operated by Manistee Co. Humane Society) (3%)

Clare County Animal Shelter (3.2%)

Charlevoix County Humane Society (3.5%)

Oceana County Animal Shelter (3.5%)

Manistee County Animal Control (Operated by Manistee Co. Sheriff’s Dept.) (4.2%)

Kalkaska County Animal Control (5.6%)

Emmet Co. Stray Center (6.2%)

Wexford County Animal Shelter (6.9%)

With a Little Help From My Friends (7%) – only sick animals euthanized

Bellwether Harbor (15.3%)

Newaygo County Animal Shelter (25%)

2016 CAT Animal Welfare Results

The shelters below are listed best-to-worst for cat euthasias based on intake numbers.

Roscommon County Animal Shelter (0%)

AuSable Valley Animal Shelter (0%)

Manistee County Animal Control (Operated by Manistee Co. Sheriff’s Dept.) (0%) – not enough intake for award consideration

Cherryland Humane Society (0.003%)

Missaukee Humane Society (0.003%)

AC PAW (0.005%)

Little Traverse Bay Humane Society (1%)

McClouds Lake Haven Rescue (1.5%)

Homeward Bound Animal Shelter (Operated by Manistee Co. Humane Society) (2.3%)

Otsego County Animal Shelter (2.6%)

Kalkaska County Animal Control (3.2%)

Benzie County Animal Control (3.5%)

Clare County Animal Shelter (3.7%)

With a Little Help From My Friends (4%)

Bellwether Harbor (5.6%)

Charlevoix County Humane Society (5.8%)

Wexford County Animal Shelter (6.2%)

Oceana County Animal Shelter (9.7%)

Osceola County Animal Control (13%)

Newaygo County Animal Shelter (16.1%)

Emmet Co. Stray Center (24.3%)

I will gladly publish any comments from the shelters on this list. I will also make any corrections on any information that was mistakenly converted from the shelter report to this website

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One thought on “This Year’s Winners of the PAW Awards: Roscommon County Animal Shelter, Cherryland Humane Society, AC PAW, Missaukee Humane Society and the AuSable Valley Animal Shelter

  1. Michele Simons July 1, 2017 at 7:29 pm Reply

    It’s getting better here as a/c is continuing to move forward to no kill n our humane is growing. Sadly it’s usually about the ??.

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