February 11, 2015


With a lot of hard work over the past few years, the Live Release Rate (number of animals leaving our local pound alive) has improved tremendously. Along with a new name, the Regional Center for Animal CARE and Protection, they have made a lot of changes, with the most significant of those being that pretty blue section of the graph below: RCACP Adoptions. Dogs and cats, puppies and kittens, heading out the front door and into new families. Progress.

The rest of the graph shows how many animals were transferred from RCACP into area rescues, and here at Angels of Assisi we are thankful to the municipalities who fund the shelter for making the process smooth and easy; over 33% of the animals transferred from RCACP to rescues came to us.

We are even more pleased with the trend of pet adoptions in our community. See that upward green line? That shows the total number of adoptions in our area (with the exception of a few home-based rescues who do not have numbers posted yet, so that number may be even higher). 

LAP: League for Animal Protection
FCHS: Franklin County Humane Society
RVSPCA: Roanoke Valley SPCA
RCACP: Regional Center for Animal Care and Protection
AOA: Angels of Assisi

Congratulations on a job well done. These stats show us that our community is embracing the concept of adoption, and we believe that you adopt your way to no kill. We're closer than ever to that goal, and are looking forward to an amazing 2015.

When you do what you love, the seemingly impossible becomes simply challenging, the laborious becomes purposeful resistance, the difficult loses its edge and is trampled by your progress.
— Steve Maraboli

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