Number of Dogs Adopted (2010): 391
Simple math reveals that in the past year, 49 more dogs got adopted than the year before. That's 49 more dogs who are now in loving homes, being cuddled and praised and spoiled rotten. That number includes all varieties of dogs - from Jack (above), an amiable lab to Daisy, a non-house-trained dog with many issues who almost seemed unadoptable at one point. It includes sheepdogs and cocker spaniels and shih tzus and German shepherds and everything else.
That is pretty awesome but wait! It gets even better.
Number of Cats Adopted (2009): 883
Number of Cats Adopted (2010): 1029
That is a lot of cats! That means that in the past year, 146 more cats found homes than in 2009. Over one thousand cats got a second chance last year thanks to TAS South. That number includes Brixton (in the top photo, the yawning one) who waited months and months, and it includes Smurf (in this photo) who waited all of one week.
That number includes Oscar (above) who found a loving home despite being 13 years old. It includes all the cats in this post, these three tabbies,and these tabbies too.
And here's the best part of all!
Number of Small Animals Adopted (2009): 169
Number of Small Animals Adopted (2010): 287The number of small animal adoptions has almost DOUBLED! It's increased by 118 animals! That's a really amazing number, and I am so proud of TAS South. I don't need to specify what animals were involved in this number (since that's what this blog is about), but a lot of animals that might not normally get a second chance now have loving homes!
Our adoption numbers in all three departments have been increasing steadily for 4 years. The small animal jump this year is really exceptional, but the situation at TAS South in general is just awesome. We have dedicated staff and volunteers, and the adopting public is starting to recognize that! You know, I never say this, but I am really proud to volunteer at this shelter. Of course it's not perfect, but thanks to everyone's hard work, hundreds and hundreds of animals get a second chance.
We've already had 10 small animal adoptions in 2011. I can't wait to see those stats go up even more!