Fewer animals are being euthanized at U.S. shelters. It's a trend I hope continues.

Fewer animals are being euthanized at U.S. shelters. It’s a trend I hope continues.

All good news if you believe it.  I’d bet there are animal rescuers out there who work the hard front lines of rescuing dogs and cats from the local shelter before the hammer comes down, who won’t buy into these statistics despite how positive and hopeful they might be.  It those stats just might be true in some areas but in other areas, and you know who you are, I am afraid the sad truth is that most of the animals entering shelters still don’t leave it by the front door.  

Still, it IS hopeful to see that everything the rescuers have been saying about how to improve the chances of a shelter dog and cat finding adoptive homes is bearing fruit somewhere.  Any good news in this area is welcomed.  

Rob Blizard | For The Virginian-Pilot Some good news for homeless animals came in March when the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals announced national statistics about the number of animals euthanized at U.S. shelters. The findings were a significant improvement on previous estimates by the […]

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