Basic Statistics

2016

In 2016, 1316 animals arrived at the Tartu Animal Shelter.

The species breakdown was as follows: 931 cats, 375 dogs, and 10 other pets (4 ferrets, 3 rabbits, 2 water turtles, 1 guinea pig).  Including the animals present at the previous year’s end, the Tartu Shelter housed for varying lengths of time a total of 1,021 cats, 396 dogs, and 10 other pets in 2016.

Of the cats that arrived, 527 were sent to homes - 76 returned to their owners and 451 adopted into new homes.  At year-end, 90 cats were still awaiting adoption at the shelter.

Of the dogs that arrived, 341 were sent to homes - 215 returned to their owners and 126 adopted into new homes.  At year-end, 28 dogs were still awaiting adoption at the shelter.

Of the other pets that arrived, all 10 were adopted into new homes.

The Tartu Shelter’s key ratios have thus decreased from the prior year as follows (this calculation includes those animals awaiting adoption at the end of the previous year):

  • Dogs sent home – 86,1% (8,4% less than last year)
  • Cats sent home – 51,6% (5,2% less than last year)

2015

In 2015, 1342 animals arrived at the Tartu Animal Shelter.

The species breakdown was as follows: 981 cats, 346 dogs, and 15 other pets (5 zebra finches, 4 rabbits - 1 of them two times, 1 ferret, 3 guinea pigs and 1 savannah monitor).  Including the animals present at the previous year’s end, the Tartu Shelter housed for varying lengths of time a total of 1,043 cats, 367 dogs, and 15 other pets in 2015.

Of the cats that arrived, 503 were sent to homes - 67 returned to their owners and 431 adopted into new homes.  At year-end, 90 cats were still awaiting adoption at the shelter.

Of the dogs that arrived, 326 were sent to homes - 198 returned to their owners and 128 adopted into new homes.  At year-end, 21 dogs were still awaiting adoption at the shelter.

Of the other pets that arrived, 4 were returned to their owners and 10 were adopted into new homes.

The Tartu Shelter’s key ratios have thus decreased from the prior year as follows (this calculation includes those animals awaiting adoption at the end of the previous year):

  • Dogs sent home – 94,5% (3,3% more than last year)
  • Cats sent home – 56,8% (0,7% less than last year)

 

2014

In 2014, 1402 animals arrived at the Tartu Animal Shelter.

The species breakdown was as follows: 996 cats, 395 dogs, and 11 other pets (5 degus,        3 rabbits, 1 ferret, 1 guinea pig, and 1 parakeet).  Including the animals present at the previous year’s end, the Tartu Shelter housed for varying lengths of time a total of 1,063 cats, 419 dogs, and 12 other pets in 2014.

Of the cats that arrived, 549 were sent to homes - 96 returned to their owners and 453 adopted into new homes.  At year-end, 62 cats were still awaiting adoption at the shelter.

Of the dogs that arrived, 361 were sent to homes - 215 returned to their owners and 146 adopted into new homes.  At year-end, 21 dogs were still awaiting adoption at the shelter.

Of the other pets that arrived, 2 were returned to their owners and 9 were adopted into new homes.

The Tartu Shelter’s key ratios have thus decreased from the prior year as follows (this calculation includes those animals awaiting adoption at the end of the previous year):

  • Dogs sent home – 91,2% (3,1% less than last year)
  • Cats sent home – 57,5% (exactly the same as last year)