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Santa Fe animal shelters implement 'no kill' policy

KOB.com Web Staff
March 29, 2018 06:56 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Strays animals in Santa Fe will find their permanent homes no matter how long it takes.

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The entire city gave their shelters "no kill" status Thursday, meaning no animal will be put down for space.

"In Santa Fe, no cats or dogs will be euthanized just because they're homeless," said Dr. Jennifer Steketee, the Santa Fe Animal Shelter executive director. "That's a big move for us and we're very excited that the Santa Fe shelter as a nonprofit has achieved this for our city."

The shelter says no-kill does not mean an end to all euthanasia. If an animal sick and suffering, putting the animal down is the humane thing to do.

According to Best Friends Animal Society, about 1.5 million homeless dogs and cats are killed annually in U.S. shelters because of lack of space.

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