What Is A “Save Rate” and How Do We Calculate It? 

August 23, 2023 | BlogNews

A no-kill shelter is defined as a shelter that has a save rate of 90% or more. This means that of animals brought into the shelter, 90% have to not be euthanized. (To learn about euthanasia in a No Kill shelter, see our No Kill statement). Currently, IndyHumane has a Save Rate of 95.47%. This is calculated using the following equation: Intake minus Euthanasia Outcomes divided by Intake. 

As of August 15th, 2023, IndyHumane has taken in 2141 animals. Of those, 97 have been euthanized. 

2141 – 97 = 2044

2044/2141 = .9546 or 95.46%

IndyHumane’s mission is to improve animal welfare in central Indiana and we want to be transparent in how that mission is carried out. Here are some great resources we have to help with that transparency:


2022 Annual Impact Report

2022 Financial Audit

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