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The monthly statistical reports contain a variety of information. Our goal at Mesquite Animal Services is to maintain a 10% or less euthanization rate. The monthly reports contain the following data:
Euthanasia rate (percentage of animals euthanized from the sum of beginning shelter count and total intakes)
Live Release Rate (total live releases divided by the sum of beginning monthly shelter count and total intakes)
Save Rate (calculates percentage of live release plus animals held in shelter, essentially the negative percentage of the euthanasia rate)
We feel that by reporting all three percentages, we can be the most transparent about our success rate.