KHS Asilomar Accords
In August 2004, a group of animal welfare industry leaders from across the nation convened at Asilomar in Pacific Grove, California, for the purpose of building bridges across varying philosophies, developing relationships and creating goals focused on significantly reducing the euthanasia of healthy and treatable companion animals in the United States.
The outcome of the meeting was the Asilomar Accords which include a set of Guiding Principles, standardized definitions, a statistics table for tracking shelter populations and a formula for determining shelter live release rates. The purpose of the definitions, table, and live release rate formula is to produce a uniform system so that shelters and other stakeholders can get a better understanding of lifesaving progress nationwide.
The Kansas Humane Society supports the Asilomar Accords and is currently laying the groundwork to use those guidelines in our facility. Learn more about the Asilomar Accords.