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The US state of Delaware is being recognized as the first no-kill state for animal shelters

Last year, about 733,000 dogs and cats were killed in US animal shelters, simply because they didn't have safe places to call home. We can change that and achieve no-kill for dogs and cats nationwide by 2025.

AMANDA JACKSON: ‘Delaware is making history as the first and only no-kill animal shelter state in the country, according to Best Friends Animal Society, a non-profit animal welfare organization For a state to be deemed “no-kill,” it must achieve at least a 90% save rate for all cats and dogs entering its shelters.

“Last year, about 733,000 dogs and cats were killed in our nation’s animal shelters, simply because they didn’t have safe places to call home,” the group’s website reads. “Together, we can change that and achieve no-kill for dogs and cats nationwide by 2025.” Best Friends also says, “We recognize that, for some animals, euthanasia is the most compassionate choice”…

Linda Torelli, marketing director of Brandywine Valley SPCA… says that some of the programs that have helped Delaware become a no-kill state include mega adoption events, trap/neuter/spay programs for cats that otherwise wouldn’t be adoptable, low-cost veterinary clinics, education programs and behavioral programs for dogs who need a little more support.

You can view your state’s statistics on Best Friends’ website. The organization pulls data from the Shelter Animals Count national database along with public websites, government-provided data and voluntary submissions’.  SOURCE…

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