PAWS Magazine

Issue 55, Summer 2003

2002 Year in Review

Received stray 823
Guardian surrendered 955
Total received 1,778
Adopted/Rescued 1,311
Lost dogs returned to guardian 353
Euthanized* 171
Received stray 1,779
Guardian surrendered 913
Total received 2,692
Adopted/Rescued 2,399
Lost cats returned to guardian 38
Euthanized* 301
Received 4,763
Released to the wild 1,377
Dead on arrival 170
Died despite care 742
Euthanized on arrival** 1,776
Euthanized after care** 579
In treatment at year end 27
Revenue and Expenses
Adoption fees $253,410
Animal receiving 73,976
Animal related services 18,310
Municipal contracts 86,281
Rental income 31,295
Retail sales 41,534
Loss on discontinued operations (60,308)
Miscellenous other 31,483
Unrestricted Public Support
Donations $1,212,462
Bequests 545,339
Grants 50,381
Net assets released from restrictions 607,208
Total Support and Revenue 2,891,371
Expenses by Department
Companion Animal Services $975,468
Advocacy and Outreach*** 701,479
Wildlife 739,559
Fundraising 509,498
Administration 164,452
Total Expenses 3,090,456
* The PAWS Companion Animal Shelter does not euthanize healthy, adoptable animals. Our shelter euthanasia statistics reflect cases where an animal's injury, illness, or behavior rendered the animal unadoptable.

** The PAWS Wildlife Department, through its Wildlife Center hospital, provides release from suffering through humane euthanasia for wildlife whose injuries, illnesses, or circumstances preclude treatment and release back to their native habitat.

*** Includes in-kind donation of billboard advertising of $281,320.

Note: This information has been updated from that which was printed in issue 55.


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