Delaware Becomes First US State to Achieve ‘No-Kill’ Status for Shelter Pets
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.
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