Delaware has officially become the first and only no-kill US state for shelter pets.
According to the Best Friends Animal Society—which is the only national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending the euthanization of shelter animals—a state is considered to be “no-kill” if it is able to save at least 90% of the animals that enter its shelters.
The nonprofit helped Delaware to achieve the historic milestone by collaborating with state shelters and government officials to implement several animal control tactics that have been proven to improve adoption rates and curb shelter intakes.
Link to full article HERE!
This is a great positive story from the website Inspire More and one many of us here in Bend might relate to. Spoiler Alert, it ends happier than you can imagine.
Link to the full article: Hiker Finds Injured Dog On Mountain & Carries Him 6 Miles Down To Safety.
Here’s an excerpt of the story.
“The hike up Table Rock Trail was already tough enough for Tia Vargas. In fact, her 76-year-old father, Ted Kasper, opted to wait a mile down as Tia crested the peak.While descending the 11,106-foot summit to meet back up with Ted last year, the Idaho mom-of-three came across a heartbreaking sight. Limping alongside a group of hikers was an English springer…