Euthanasia is always the shelter’s last resort for an animal. Animals may be euthanized based on medical issues, behavior issues, temperament, and/or space constraints at the shelter. The shelter maintains a Live Release Rate of over 90% yearly, meaning 90% of the animals that come into the shelter are rehomed successfully through reclamations, adoptions, rescues, TNR, or our barn cat program.
Ideally animals should not be in the shelter environment for over two weeks.
An animal becomes urgent once the animal has been in the shelter for over 30 days as the shelter is not set up for long term boarding. The shelter is a TEMPORARY housing situation for the pets who need it.
We try multiple ways to place our animals, however, there are times we are unsuccessful.