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Austin’s animal shelter maintains no-kill status

Published on January 27, 2017 under CommunityImpact

Austin Animal Center, the municipal animal shelter, has helped extend the city’s status as a no-kill community, according to the animal services office’s 2016 annual report. In a Jan. 11 memo to Austin City Council, Tawny Hammond, chief officer for the city department, said the shelter reached its highest life-saving rate in the city’s history despite a “challenging year of weather events” that caused the shelter’s animal population to sharply rise. It is the fifth consecutive year that the city reached the 90 percent benchmark for keeping animals sheltered at its facilities alive. Euthanasia is reserved for terminally ill animals or […]

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Source: Community Impact- Cedar Park

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