HSFN 2013 – By The Numbers

With 2014 well underway, we wanted to take a moment, in effort to establish more transparency, to share some interesting 2013 HSFN numbers.



The average daily animal population at HSFN.



The number of animals that were adopted and then returned within 60 days.


The number of animals that came to HSFN from another shelter. In 2013, HSFN saved and adopted over 400 animals from high-kill shelters in the South. The animals from the South are transported by volunteer groups like Alamo Rescue Friends and the Appalachian Animal Rescue Coalition (AARC).


The number of strays that were turned in to HSFN. Of which only 149 were reclaimed by their owners.


The total number of animals that were adopted from HSFN in 2013.

Top 5

The top 5 dog breeds that came into HSFN in 2013 were:

  • Hounds
  • Chihuahuas
  • Labs
  • Beagles
  • Terriers

The number of owner surrenders to HSFN.



The number of animals that were euthanized at HSFN in 2013. Of which, 30 were dogs, 116 cats. We do not euthanize for space or time, only severe medical or behavioral problems.

HSFN is the second busiest shelter in the state of New Hampshire and requires $3,000 PER DAY to run it! Did you adopt from HSFN in 2013? Share your story on our Facebook page – your pet photos are always more fun than our numbers!