The Asilomar Accords were drafted in 2004 by a group of industry leaders dedicated to reducing the number of animals euthanized in shelters each year. The Asilomar Accords standardized terms and definitions used by animal welfare organizations in order to promote transparency and better assess the euthanasia rate in shelters. To facilitate consistent, transparent data collection, the National Federation of Humane Societies developed a “Basic Animal Stats Matrix” that contains the data points an organization should collect. At the Maclean-Cameron Animal Adoption Center we believe in transparency, and have included our monthly Basic Animal Stat Matrices for public review.
The main data points included in the Basic Animal Stats Matrix are breed, age, intake type, and outcome type. If you have questions or need clarification about any definitions, please reach out to us.