A ‘no kill’ Delaware

    Delaware has five large animal shelters in the state, four of which are characterized as “no kill.” The term is defined as a 90 percent save rate, 10 percent euthanasia rate.

    However, with the majority of Delaware’s shelters being “no kill,” Kent County SPCA says more animals are being turned away because there simply isn’t room, resulting in countless numbers of undocumented, sometimes cruel, deaths. KCSPCA is not considered “no kill.” According to Gov. Jack Markell, D-Del, the First State has the toughest shelter standards in the country — standards that try to keep as many animals from being euthanized as possible — prompting an ongoing argument as advocates push for a “no kill” Delaware.

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