Euthanasia rate too high at Galveston County animal shelter?

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by T.J. Aulds / The Daily News

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Posted on January 1, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 2 at 10:44 AM

GALVESTON COUNTY, Texas - Seven out of every 10 animals taken into the Galveston County Animal Resource Center are euthanized, a review of shelter records shows.

On average, 632 animals are brought into the center each month. Less than 30 percent ever find new homes or are returned to their owners, animal shelter records show. County health district records show that through the first 11 months of 2012, about 70 percent of the animals that came into the shelter were euthanized.

By comparison, the county’s two other tax-funded shelters in League City and Friendswood — while not near the same volume of animals — have kill rates of about 20 percent, records show.

Click here to read more at the Galveston County Daily News.

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