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Houston’s animal shelter could go ‘no kill.’ Here’s why.

The city’s once-troubled Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care now often finishes a slow month having euthanized fewer than 10 percent of the animals that come through the shelter doors, achieving, at least momentarily, the “no-kill” label prized by animal activists.

The chart below better explains how the shelter has improved its live-release rate over time.

Transfers to partner rescue groups have been the chief reason for the shelter’s live release uptick, particularly to Rescued Pets Movement and, in the last few months, to Houston Pets Alive!

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