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Moore County Animal Operations is excited to announce our 2016 achievements. Moore County Government supported the Animal Center throughout 2016 by promoting dogs and cats for adoption through discounted rate specials.

This combined with continued efforts of staff and volunteers to advertise available pets through the internet, publications, radio and word of mouth has produced an unprecedented annual Live Release Rate of 67%.

In addition, thanks in large part to a number of Moore County initiatives to promote spay and neuter, the Animal Center admitted 452 fewer animals and 355 fewer animals were euthanized than in 2015. As Moore County’s only Open Admission shelter (meaning no animals are turned away), the Animal Center faces the daily challenge of placing homeless pets.

Many of these pets are sick or unfriendly when they arrive, however, by working with the community and using every available resource, more and more of these pets are finding homes. This is made possible by developing relationships with adoption partners, networking with neighboring agencies, utilizing foster homes and partnering with local businesses.

With this good news in mind, the Animal Center anticipates 2017 will be another stellar year of saving lives

 

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