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Young-Williams close to achieving ‘no-kill’ status.



More animals made it out of the Young-Williams Animal Center alive in 2017 than ever before. Almost 1,300 fewer animals were euthanized last year than in 2016. That brings the shelter’s current save rate to more than 84 percent. That means 84 percent of the animals at the shelter are adopted, reclaimed or rescued instead of put down. Here are the statistics at Young-Williams for the past two years:

  • Intake
    • 2016: 10,858
    • 2017: 9,547
    • Change: 1,311 fewer animals in 2017
  • Reclaims
    • 2016: 1,382
    • 2017: 1,591
    • Change: 209 more reclaims in 2017
  • Adoptions
    • 2016: 5,679
    • 2017: 5,824
    • Change: 145 more adoptions in 2017
  • Rescues:
    • 2016: 253
    • 2017: 610
    • Change: 366 more animals saved by rescue groups
  • Euthanasia/died:
    • 2016: 3,196
    • 2017: 1,970
    • Change: 1,267 fewer animals were euthanized or died in 2017
  • Save rate:
    • 2016: 67.36%
    • 2017: 84.15%
    • Change: 16.79% more animals were saved from death in 2017

2016 STATS: Spay Shuttle helping lower euthanasia rates at Young-Williams