Regional animal shelter impact

Each year OpSPOT compiles statistics for our focus area as reported by the Missouri Department of Agriculture. These statistics are reported to the Department of Agriculture by the animal care facilities. OpSPOT acknowledges the challenges many shelters face, including receiving severely injured, end-of-life animals or animals unsafe to adopt. Showcasing these statistics is in no way meant to blame shelters for the necessary euthanasia that can be warranted. These statistics are meant to show the overall progress of our region and the impact of our mission. 

OpSPOT’s focus area: Crawford, Franklin, Jefferson, St. Charles, and St. Louis Counties, and St. Louis City. These figures are reported by the individual agencies on their licensing applications. Agencies: shelters, impoundment facilities, contract kennels and rescue groups. 

2020

Admitted = 44,994
Euthanized = 4,518

2019

Admitted = 52,228
Euthanized = 7,153

2018

Admitted = 46,696
Euthanized = 7,133

2017

Admitted = 48,436
Euthanized = 7,519

2016

Admitted = 49,635
Euthanized = 8,075

2015

Admitted = 44,393
Euthanized = 8,983

2014

Admitted = 48,350
Euthanized = 11,385

2013

Admitted = 50,946
Euthanized = 14,170

2012

Admitted = 50,529
Euthanized = 15,405

2011

Admitted = 56,127
Euthanized = 19,558

2010

Admitted = 57,330
Euthanized = 21,742