Shelter Statistics

Statistics (late 1990's and early 2000's)
by Terri Haase, Founder and Former President


Death Row Dals - Statistics of Dalmatians in So Cal Shelters

The explosion of unwanted Dalmatians in the shelters of Southern California has totally overwhelmed rescue efforts. The following table illustrates the situation in Southern California shelters. The numbers represent Dalmatians that have been reported as being in those shelters within the time frame but there may have been others that came and went in between. Unfortunately, the majority of the Dalmatians in these shelters are being euthanized. Only a few lucky ones manage to get adopted, despite our efforts to interest the public and the media in their plight. This table will be updated monthly, a sad testimony to the "disposable pets" attitude of our society.

The statistics below were generated from our Shelter Dalmatian database for all Dalmatians entered into the database during each month. These are actual Dalmatians, not estimates! This data is drawn from volunteer reports or shelter websites for over 60 Southern California shelters all the way from San Luis Obispo to San Diego. We do not receive reports from all shelters all the time so we cannot make any claim to completeness of this data. Our past statistics from before 2001 have been recalculated as if we had been collecting data the same way for previous years so that comparisons are possible.

Gender Age Jan 04 Feb 04 Mar 04 Apr 04 May 04 Jun 04 Jul 04 Aug 04 Sept 04 Oct 04 Nov 04 Dec 04 Total
Female Under 6 months 6 3 7 1 2 2 4 2 1 2 4 1 35
Female 6 months to 11 months 6 5 5 6 6 2 2 3 4 6 3 2 50
Female 1 year to 2 years 17 18 23 19 16 17 23 23 20 29 15 11 231
Female 3 years to 5 years 14 7 17 10 12 12 11 9 6 14 10 10 132
Female 6 years to 8 years 8 3 7 3 2 7 7 2 5 4 2 4 54
Female 9 or more years 1 0 2 1 5 0 6 2 2 3 3 1 26
Total Females 52 36 61 40 43 40 53 41 38 58 37 29 528
Male Under 6 months 3 0 1 0 1 2 4 4 2 0 3 2 22
Male 6 months to 11 months 3 4 5 0 8 2 1 5 3 2 8 2 43
Male 1 year to 2 years 29 16 29 13 23 13 33 26 10 18 20 14 244
Male 3 years to 5 years 16 15 15 14 11 5 21 12 13 17 5 7 151
Male 6 years to 8 years 7 4 3 7 1 2 10 3 6 1 0 2 46
Male 9 or more years 1 2 1 2 1 1 2 0 3 2 1 0 16
Total Males 59 41 54 36 45 25 71 50 37 40 37 27 522
Total Dals 111 77 115 76 88 65 124 91 75 98 74 56 1050

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