However, numbers are steady - but in the thousands. And the number of animals seized spiked by 87 percent.
Animal Control says the need for seized animals is increasing. More owners of dogs like pit-bulls aren't following the rules.
It's also due to efforts of patrol officers. They say it's all about being honest about your animal when you bring them in.
"The better people are about spay and neutering their animals, the less numbers we're going to have come in to our shelter. The microchip aspect is that animals are being found in a field, they've been scanned for a chip, the owner information can be obtained right then and there," said Tri-City Animal Control Director Angela Zilar.
In total, almost four-thousand animals were taken in by the shelter last year.