The Asilomar Report is a report generated directly from our database giving the inventory, intake and outcome of all dogs and cats for a specified time period. The Live Release Rate - otherwise known as the Save Rate- indicated is the percentage of dogs and cats adopted, returned to their owner, or transferred to another organization.

Please keep in mind there is no perfect report to measure the success of a shelter. It is important to know, before looking at these reports, every shelter has its own definition of what is healthy, unhealthy, treatable, manageable and rehabilitatable as far as the category in which an animal is put into. What one shelter considers treatable, another shelter may consider untreatable depending on their policies, resources, etc. (Guidelines for Asilomar categories can be found at Asilomar Accords ).

However, because we take in some very vulnerable and sick cats and kittens—including newborn orphaned kittens—some of the cats in our care do pass away or are humanely euthanized to end suffering due to incurable disease. Additionally, dogs with a bite history or true aggression toward humans or other animals may not be adoptable from our shelter and be humanely euthanized.

Pets at the Menominee Animal Shelter  remain available for adoption as long as necessary (sometimes six months or more), and are never euthanized for space reasons.

Maddie’s Fund™, the Pet Rescue Foundation, is a family foundation funded by PeopleSoft Founder Dave Duffield and his wife, Cheryl, to help create a no-kill nation.  Maddie’s Fund™ mission is to revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals. You can read about the work that Maddie’s Fund™ does at its website

As a participant in the Million Cat Challenge and Shelter Animals Count, the Menominee Animal Shelter is proud to report our statistics.  

Note: Live release rate is live outcomes divided by total outcomes.