News Release: Associated Press News
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- The director of an eastern Georgia animal shelter says animals not being spayed or neutered, abandoned pets and low adoption rates have factored into the facility's roughly 70 percent euthanasia rate.
The Augusta Chronicle reported (http://bit.ly/S2j9SD) Monday that records from Augusta Animal Services show that more than 6,575 dogs, cats, raccoons, deer and opossums that were admitted last year were euthanized. Director Sharon Broady says the figure has been consistent over the past few years.
More than 2,125 animals have been taken to the shelter this year and of that number, less than 80 have been adopted.
Broady says spaying and neutering pet and reporting lost pets are some ways the community can help lower the facility's euthanasia rate.