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What Makes A Progressive Shelter?

Shelters all across Virginia are embracing a number of life-saving practices that have been proven to be effective. These practices decrease shelter costs, create a healthier shelter environment, engage the community and result in more lives saved!

0 – While DAHS does transfer animals, it regularly does so to PETA. Between 2015 and 2019 PETA had an average euthanasia rate of 71.4% for cats and dogs.

NA – These shelters transfer animals in from other organizations and do not have the need to transfer out.

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