Richmond animal shelter gets ‘no kill’ status, asks community to continue to adopt

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RICHMOND, Ind. (January 11, 2016) – The Animal Welfare League of Richmond is proud to announce that they have achieved no kill status!

In 2015, they reached the nationally accepted no kill goal with a 99.6% live release for cats and dogs.

The shelter says this success is built on increased spay/neuter in the community, transfers to low population rescues and online marketing.

In 2015 the shelter increased its dog adoption rate to a total of 237, and the shelter has adopted out 150 cats.

The shelter wants to remind the community that the only way they can keep their “no kill” status is with the public’s help. They urge residents to practice responsible pet ownership by spaying and neutering their pets and they ask people to consider adoption first.