Table 1

Response rates to a survey of UK welfare organisations, data collected November 2010 to June 2011

Number (%) of questionnairesNational*IndependentBreed-specificAnonymousTotal (%)
Distributed to centres on database460 (33.7)433 (31.7)471 (34.5)1364 (100)
Completed after initial mailing (with or without postal reminder)109 (23.7)109 (25.2)76 (16.1)22316 (23.2)
Completed after telephone follow-up245 (53.3)122 (28.2)65 (13.8)0432 (31.7)
Total completed354 (77.0)231 (53.3)141 (29.9)22748 (54.8)
  • * Large national organisations refer to Cats Protection, Blue Cross, Dogs Trust, RSPCA, SSPCA and USPCA

  • Includes data supplied for 119 Cats Protection branches by their Head Office