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San Angelo Animal Shelter's fiscal year closes with record number of animals released

The goal for 2020 was 72% released animals and was surpassed by the end of September.
Credit: City of San Angelo

SAN ANGELO, Texas — The San Angelo Animal Services Division closed the fiscal year with a record number of animals released.

According to press release from the City of San Angelo, the shelter released 82% of its animals alive from October 2019 to September 2020. 

Animals can leave through adoption, be transferred to a rescue facility, returned to the owner, released in the wild or be euthanized, according to the release.

For the 2020 fiscal year, the shelter's goal was to have 72% released, which was surpassed by the end of September. The shelter is increasing its goal to 90% for the next year.

Concho Valley PAWS oversees the shelter's adoptions, which accounts for 23% of the total outcomes for fiscal years 2019 and 2020.

The release also said much of the shelter's success stemmed from joining forces with the American Pets Alive! educational initiative. The initiative provided training and programming to help lower the shelter's kill rate. 

The shelter and Concho Valley PAWS used the methodology to launch its own San Angelo Pets Alive! coalition.

For more information contact the animal shelter at 325-657-4224. For a list of adoptable animals currently available, visit cosatx.us/animals.