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Oklahoma City Animal Welfare has many life-saving programs that help our community's pets.

Through our community initiatives, adoption programs and partnerships with other animal organizations, we've been steadily improving our live release rate.

We're proud of our progress and we encourage you to review our annual statistics to track the care of animals in the OKC Animal Shelter.

2017 live release rate

Live Release Rate is the percentage of animals that come into the OKC Animal Shelter that are reunited with their owners, adopted directly or placed into a transfer partner's adoption program. As an example, the live release rate in 2015 was 70 percent. That means seven out of every 10 animals that came into the OKC Animal Shelter were reunited, adopted or transferred.

2017 intake

Intake is the number of animals that come into the OKC Animal Shelter. OKC Animal Welfare's proactive responsible pet ownership programs have contributed to the recent decline in the intake rate.

2017 placement

Placements are animals that entered the OKC Animal Shelter and were eventually reunited with their owners, adopted or placed into one of our transfer partner's adoption programs.