Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Is Stillwater 'No-Kill'? The facts
The Humane Society of Stillwater is attached to the Stillwater Animal Welfare facility. While the Humane Society of Stillwater is a 'no-kill' shelter, we are often asked "What about Animal Welfare?"
This is what their official website has to say
"Stillwater is not “officially” a “no-kill” city, meaning there has not been an official proclamation, funds or other means made available for this purpose; however, the Animal Welfare shelter has been low euthanasia or “no kill” for over ten years by the definition of very few healthy or adoptable animals being euthanized. This does not include the euthanasia of sick, injured, or feral animals."
Visit http://stillwater.org/police/aw.php for more information
Thanks to their willingness to partner with rescue groups and the Humane Society and the hard work of all three of our Animal Welfare officers, Stillwater has earned a wonderful reputation for being a 'no kill' shelter in a very high kill state.
If Animal Welfare is "no kill", then what is the purpose of the Humane Society?
The obvious answer is to help keep it that way! Without the Humane Society available to take the excess animals, Animal Welfare would quickly run out of cage space.
For the other answer, stay tuned for the next post!