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September 07, 2019 - New York Times

Why Euthanasia Rates at Animal Shelters Have Plummeted

Why Euthanasia Rates at Animal Shelters Have Plummeted
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DALLAS — 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.

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