What is a No Kill Shelter?
A No Kill shelter is a great concept, but in reality even a No Kill shelter can euthanize 5-10% of its intake and still be considered a No Kill. Most No Kill facilities pre-screen what they will take into their shelter choosing the best of the best. Less desirable animals are not admitted or transferred to other facilities that will euthanize so they can maintain their No Kill status. It is very hard for an Animal Control facility to be a No kill facility. We are tasked with taking in all animals, the worst of the worst, strays, abandoned and injured animals, those with health issues from neglect, those with transmittable diseases, behavior issues, and aggression. Though we do our best, adopting a dog who is highly aggressive or a cat with Feline Leukemia is not an option.

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1. Do I need to license and/or register my pet?
2. What other agencies are there in the area?
3. What is a No Kill Shelter?
4. Does the shelter offer veterinary services?
5. Does Animal Services provide traps for nuisance animals and/or wildlife?
6. What do I need to adopt a pet from the shelter?