In the past Longmont Humane Society has collected and reported shelter successes/statistics, including live release rate, in accordance with the Asilomar Accords. The guiding principles of the Asilomar Accords included statistical transparency and a uniform method for collecting and reporting shelter data.
Recognizing that industry standards are changing, an improved method of collecting data has evolved out of the Accords matrix. Longmont Humane Society will now share the statistics in a data matrix that is required by the Pet Animal Care and Facilities Act (PACFA) for Colorado-licensed shelters and rescues.
Longmont Humane Society is a proud participant in the Shelter Pets Count data collection project.
Longmont Humane Society’s Live Release Rate (LRR): LRR is a meaningful parameter to indicate a community's progress toward improving outcomes for its animals. LRR is calculated by dividing the number of animals that leave LHS alive through adoption, return-to-owner, or transfer to another non-profit agency that can guarantee a home for all of the animals it receives from LHS, by the total number of live animals received in any given year.