Nobody likes the idea of hundreds of unwanted pets being euthanized in public animal shelters each year. But pet overpopulation is a problem, and the solution has evaded metropolitan animal control agencies for years.
Recently, though, municipal shelters in Henderson, St. George, Utah, and other nearby towns have achieved what’s called “no-kill” status, meaning they put down a minimal number of animals.
How did they get there, and is a similar approach possible for larger metropolitan areas?
Danielle Harney, acting administrator, Henderson Animal Care and Control; Bryce Henderson, cofounder, Go Vegas Dog; April Jewell, manager, St. George Animal Services
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