SAN ANGELO, TX – San Angelo's animal shelter hit a huge milestone last month by achieving "no-kill" status.
According to the Concho Valley PAWS during the month of Feb. the shelter had a live release rate of 97% which makes it a "no-kill" shelter.
No- Kill is defined as a shelter that has a less than 10% euthanasia rate allowing for severely injured or severely aggressive animals to be humanely euthanized. That means 90% or more animals must be released alive via adoption, transport and owner redemption.
Five years ago, the San Angelo Animal Shelter was considered a high-kill shelter because over 80% of the animals that entered the shelter were destroyed.
A change in shelter management allowed for PAWS to partner with the City of San Angelo to begin making some big changes. In 2018, we were thrilled that the kill rate had been cut in half with a live release rate of 48%, but we had our eyes on achieving "no-kill" status for this community.