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Austin’s shelter saved a record number of animals last month

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 by Nina Hernandez

The Austin Animal Center had a record-breaking month in January, saving the lives of 99.2 percent of dogs and 97 percent of cats that had entered the shelter. This news comes just a month before the city’s Animal Services Department celebrates the sixth-year anniversary of its no-kill policy. One thing that helps facilitate Austin’s no-kill record is its robust adoptions program, which connected 700 pets with families last month – another record. “Six years into No Kill and we can see how the community ethic of lifesaving is making us stronger and better than ever. Because of our incredible rescue partners, volunteers, foster families and adopters, we’re saving more lives than ever. Austin truly is one of America’s most pet-loving cities,” Chief Animal Services Officer Tawny Hammond said in a press release on Monday.

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