Live Release Rates
Springfield Humane Society prides itself on high live release rates which we accomplish through a special fund (The Princess Fund) for above and beyond medical issues, a volunteer animal behaviorist, and on-staff trainer, and our focus not only on an animals' physical health but also on their mental health.
A live release rate is the percentage of animals that walked out of the shelter compared to the number of animals who entered the shelter in a given year. The following live release percentages were calculated using the Asilomar Accords, a nationally known and accepted formula.
2017 88% (Note: we had a large outbreak of calicivirus this year causing more euthanasias and deaths than our normal)