Explanation of Asilomar Accord Table


The Asilomar Accord is the standard by which many shelters accross the country including the McKamey Animal Center record the statistics of animal care. 


A. Beginning Shelter Count:  The number of animals already in the shelter when the time period for counting begins.

INTAKE:  Animals entering the McKamey Center

B.  From the Public:  These can be animals surrendered by their owners, stray animals brought into the shelter and all animals brought in by Animal Services Officers.

C.  Incoming Transfers from Other Organizations within the Community/Coalition:  Animals that are transferred from one agency to another where there may already be a home waiting.

D.  Incoming Transfers from Organizations outside the Community/Coalition: These are animals surrendered by their owners who live outside the city of Chattanooga or animals we have rescued from puppy mills or cruelty/neglect situations outside Chattanooga.  If the ASPCA or HSUS are rescuing animals or prosecuting cock fighting or dog fighting in Tennessee they turn to shelter partners like McKamey for housing assistance.

E.  From Owners/Guardians Requesting Euthanasia:  These are animals who are very old or sick, aggressive or have hurt or killed another animal and their owners bring them to us to be euthanized.

F.  Total Intake: All of the above added together.

G. Owner Guardian Requesting Euthanasia:  This number may differ from line E as it includes only those requested euthanasias that are too old or sick to be put up for adoption.

H. Adjusted total Intake:  All of the above with the owner requested euthanasia removed.

I. ADOPTIONS:  All animals adopted into their forever homes.

J.  OUTGOING TRANSFERS to Organizations w/in the Community Coalition:  Transfers to other shelters or rescue organization in our community.

K. OUTGOING TRANSFERS to Organizations outside the Community: Many of these are rescue groups that we work with that are located outside of  Chattanooga.  We also work with the Rescue Waggin and HAND transport who transport animals to shelters in communities where they have a demand for dogs and puppies because community responsibility has ended pet overpopulation.  One day we hope to be a receiving shelter for these transports instead of a source shelter because we know our community is open to change!!

L.  RETURN TO OWNER/GUARDIAN: These are lost animals who are reclaimed by their owners.  You can see the cat reclaim number is VERY low. DOGS AND CATS EUTHANIZED

M.   Healthy: These are dogs and cats who have good personalities and require no medical treatment for illnesses or conditions. N.  Treatable Rehabilitable: These are animals that have some minor health or behavior issues that are fixable either by the shelter or by the new owner.

O. Treatable Manageable: There is no “fix” for these animals, however their medical or behavioral challenges could be managed if enough resources were available to the shelter or their new adopter has the resources and willingness to take on the challenge.  

P. Unhealthy and Untreatable:  These animals are not suitable for adoption due to health or temperament or both.  

Q. Total Euthanasia: Total number of  animals humanely euthanized during the time period.

R. Owners/Guardians Requesting Euthanasia:  Again, animals who are too old and sick or aggressive to be put up for adoption and whose owners have requested they be euthanized.

S. ADJUSTED TOTAL EUTHANASIA:  Total animals euthanized, minus those brought to us by their owners for euthanasia.

T. SUBTOTAL OUTCOMES:  The number of animals who have a final outcome and are no longer in the shelter.

U. Died or Lost in Shelter Care: Animals who have not been euthanized but have died due to illness or trauma, or whose paperwork has been duplicated.

V. Total Outcomes: All of the animals who are no longer in the shelter and are no longer accounted for in shelter.

W. Ending Shelter Count:  Number of animals still in the shelter at the end of the time period.


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