Why Euthanasia Rates at Animal Shelters Have Plummeted

Source: The New York Times (tiered subscription)

(September 3, 2019) When a lost, stray or abandoned pet entered an American city’s animal shelter 10 years ago, there was a good chance it would not leave. But in a quiet transformation, pet euthanasia rates have plummeted in big cities in recent years, falling more than 75 percent since 2009. A rescue, an adoption or a return to an owner or community is now a far likelier outcome, a shift that experts say has happened nationwide...Read more»