Shelter Statistics and Data Reporting

FieldHaven Feline Center is a 501(c)(3) private, non-profit limited admission shelter. We do not have a government sheltering contract, but we do partner with several municipal agencies to transfer animals into our program or other network partner shelters.

We are often asked if we are a “no kill” shelter. It’s a rather complex question with answers varying among organizations, geographic areas, and individuals. For an excellent discussion of the topic, Best Friends® Animal Society has published the No Kill Resolution Guidelines. The current benchmark for what constitutes a “no kill” shelter is saving at least 90% of the animals who enter a shelter system. Rest assured, FieldHaven Feline Center is most definitely no kill.

FieldHaven Feline Center only euthanizes for quality of life reasons, such as suffering from severe illness or injury, where humane euthanasia is the kindest choice.

The Asilomar Accords and Shelter Animals Count are two reporting systems utilized by the sheltering community to standardize the recording of statistics for purposes of accurate data reporting.

While we do triage the animals coming into FieldHaven Feline Center and accept animals based on our resources and capacity, we do not discriminate based on age, physical condition, or behavior. This evaluation matrix [PDF] provides examples of illnesses, injuries, and conditions we could encounter at intake of a cat or kitten to FieldHaven Feline Center and how we may triage those animals.

FieldHaven’s Annual Data Reports: National Database of Shelter Statistics

Life Saving Statistics


Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP)