Some happy news this Monday morning! No-Kill LA (NKLA), the Best Friends program to make Los Angeles a no-kill city, is on target to exceed their save rate goals for 2012.
According to the Best Friends blog:
NKLA had a year one (2012) goal to reduce shelter deaths at city of Los Angeles shelters by 3,000 animals. As of the end of October, and with two months left to go in 2012, the number of animals dying in L.A. Animal Services shelters is already down by 3,500. In keeping with the envelope-pushing spirit of the campaign, the revised goal is now 5,000 fewer deaths for the year.
The cutoff point for a community to be considered “no kill” is a 90 percent save rate of all animals entering the shelter system. The reason it isn’t 100 percent is to allow for the likelihood that not all animals that come in to the shelter can be saved due to injury, illness, or behavior/aggression problems.
Last year, approximately 17,000 healthy animals were euthanized in Los Angeles city shelters. This is about 30 percent of all the shelter animals in the city. NKLA’s goal is to reduce the number of animals killed to zero, and it sounds like they are well on their way.
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