No-Kill Status Achieved

With a save rate of 94.1 percent for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, Georgetown Animal Shelter has been able to maintain its status as a no-kill shelter for the eighth year in a row. Shelters with a live outcome rate above 90 percent are considered no-kill shelters.

Factors in the live outcome rate include a high rate of animal adoptions, the invaluable support of foster families, increased counseling about rehoming, and partnerships with rescues and other shelters.

Other notable milestones for the 2022 fiscal year include:

  • 19.4 percent of animals returned to their owners, including 247 dogs and 16 cats
  • 51.3 percent of animals adopted, including 353 dogs and 341 cats
  • 32 dogs and 23 cats were transferred to other shelters or rescue groups
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