ACC is proud of its progress and encourages the public to review our monthly and annual statistics (see right hand column) tracking shelter population through the Asilomar Accords.
What are the Asilomar Accords?
In August 2004, a group of animal welfare industry leaders convened at Asilomar in Pacific Grove, Calif., for the purpose of building bridges across varying philosophies, developing relationships and creating goals focused on significantly reducing the euthanasia of healthy and/or treatable companion animals in the United States.
To achieve this, the team developed standardized statistical record-keeping and reporting that shelters could adopt for accurate reporting of data associated with shelter animals. Having standard language and criteria that all shelters can use helps us compare the work that we do at the Animal Care Centers of NYC with other shelters locally and nationally.
For more information about the Asilomar Accords, click here.