LA County Department of Animal Care & Control (DACC)

Statistics through Fiscal Year 2005-2006 for the DACC's Carson Shelter

The City of Torrance does NOT have an animal shelter. The City contracts with LA County for sheltering services. Animals without ID tags who cannot be returned to their homes are taken to the LA County/Carson shelter, located at 216 W. Victoria Street in Carson (two blocks east of Figueroa & 190th).

According to information provided by the LA County Department of Animal Care & Control, they took in more than 85,000 animals in the fiscal year ended June 30, 2006, including nearly 17,000 at the Carson shelter (which services Torrance). On average, every day in FY 2005-2006, 7 dogs and 3 cats were adopted from the Carson shelter; 8 dogs and 12 cats were euthanized there.
       
 

FY '03-'04

FY '04-'05

FY '05-'06

Carson      
Dogs impounded

7,342

6,822

6,931

Cats impounded

6,681

5,795

6,007

Other impounded

4,292

3,732

4,042

Total impounded

18,315

16,349

16,980

       
Returned to Owner / Reclaimed by Owner      
Dogs Returned

1,010

920

940

Cats Returned

83

83

90

Other Returned

5

9

11

Total Returned

1,098

1,012

1,041

       
Dogs Returned
13.75%
13.48%
13.56%
Cats Returned
1.24%
 1.43%
1.49%
Other Returned
.11%
.24%
.27%
Total Returned
5.99%
6.18%
6.13%
       
Adopted      
Dogs Adopted

2,361

2,413

2,600

Cats Adopted

1,006

1,091

1,142

Other Adopted

68

108

124

Total Adopted

3,435

3,612

3,866

       
Dogs Adopted

32.15%

35.37%

37.51%

Cats Adopted

15.05%

18.82%

19.01%

Other Adopted

1.58%

2.89%

3.06%

Total Adopted

18.75%

22.09%

22.76%

       
Euthanized      
Dogs Euthanized

3,852

3,022

3,091

Cats Euthanized

5,243

4,390

4,661

Other Euthanized

3,835

3,242

3,623

Total Euthanized

12,930

10,654

11,375

       
Dogs Euthanized

52.46%

44.29%

44.59%

Cats Euthanized

78.47%

75.75%

77.59%

Other Euthanized

89.35%

86.87%

89.63%

Total Euthanized

70.59%

65.16%

66.99%

       

The Fiscal Year (FY) begins on July 1 and ends on June 30.

Compiled by Friends of Torrance Animals based on data provided by LA County DACC  

For more information, including a list of cities and unincorporated areas serviced by this facility, please go to http://animalcontrol.co.la.ca.us/html/Main1.htm

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Updated January 22, 2007