*Sources include Shelter Animals Count (self-reported), public websites, state provided data and voluntary data submissions. 

** Data is reported in aggregate, which means that a city or town is recognized as no-kill when its shelters' combined save rates are 90% or higher for dogs and cats together. The save rates of individual shelters may vary.

*** Maps are based on calendar year 2016 data using a save rate calculation of [(Live Intakes​, including Owner Requested Euthanasia​) - (Died in Care) - (Lost in Care) - (Shelter Euthanasia) - (Owner Requested Euthanasia)] divided by Live Intakes.