Each year, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS), compiles and publicizes data from animal shelters, rescues, and organizations around the state. These statistics show, among other things, the number of animals taken in and the number of animals adopted out over the year. The live-release rate is calculated by the total number of live outcomes divided by the total number of intakes. Take a look at our numbers from 2021! We are super proud of our 98% Live Release Rate!