Community update with statistics from May 2019

I usually start these updates with a sentence about how pleased I am with our live release rate for the month. Although I am happy that nearly 88 percent of animals found their homes last month, there is even more to be thankful for. Buildings within a short distance from the Animal Resource Center were devastated by the Memorial Day tornadoes that ripped through our area. We are incredibly lucky...
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Community update with statistics from April 2019

I’m again pleased with a successful live release rate in April. We reached over 90 percent for the third month this year. There is always more work to do, and we’re continuing to move forward. On April 13, we had another successful adoption event, with several businesses in the community stepping up to cover license fees so that the Animal Resource Center could offer free adoptions. We even had some...
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Community update with statistics from March 2019

I’m continually pleased with our community’s response to the needs of homeless animals. During March, 134 animals found their forever homes from the Animal Resource Center. During the same period in 2018, 100 animals were adopted from the ARC. March, 2019 also saw 99 pets reunited with their families, and our rescue partners stepped up by helping 45 animals last month. On March 27, we held a meeting with our...
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Community update with statistics from February 2019

In looking through the most recent update for the Animal Resource Center, I’m delighted at our staff’s hard work to help our community’s animals. For both January and February, we’ve eclipsed 90 percent in our live release rate, which means more of the animals coming through the ARC are finding new homes, being reunited with their owners, or are heading to rescue organizations. I’m consistently impressed with the support I’ve...
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Community update with statistics from January 2019

I am thrilled to share with the community our most recent progress report. This past January, we achieved a live release rate of 90.3% and we found new homes for 99 pets. Those are the statistics I’m really happy about. As our live release rate has increased, we need help from citizens and our rescue organizations more than ever. Your partnership will ensure that we find loving homes for all...
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Community update with December 2018 statistics

While I have only been the director at the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center for about a month, I am so grateful for the outpouring of support and the earnest suggestions to improve the health and well-being of the animals in our care and those who care for them. We have made enormous progress in a short period of time, but we still have plenty of work to do. I...
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Team Shelter USA final report and progress report

In October, Montgomery County announced a comprehensive strategy to evaluate all levels of operations at the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center. The goal of this strategy was to improve shelter operations, increase our live release rate, and ensure that our services met the needs and expectations of our community. As part of this strategy, Montgomery County hired Team Shelter USA to conduct an objective, independent best practice review of the...
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Team Shelter USA public meeting “Animal Shelter Best Practices”

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYLw4tF6IM8&feature=youtu.be[/embed] Team Shelter USA is assessing Montgomery County’s Animal Resource Center from November 26-30. After the assessment, Team Shelter will provide a written report to the ARC with suggestions to both reduce intake at the shelter and increase the live release rate of animals who are taken into the center. Dr. Sara Pizano created Team Shelter USA, and her team includes Dr. Becca Boronat of the Charleston SC Animal Society, Cameron...
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