San Antonio animal care services fall below ‘no-kill’ standard
The past two years have been difficult for those working in animal welfare. Just as we’ve seen our children’s education set back during the pandemic, shelters around the world have been challenged to maintain a 90% live release rate, or LRR — the standard for being a kill-free shelter. The LRR is the number of animals that come out alive from the shelter through adoptions, transfers and returns to owners. It’s not a number you hit, celebrate and say, “We did it!” Instead, it’s a daily job of finding the right mix of services and resources to motivate people to fix their pets and find alternatives to abandoning pets at the city shelter. And the pandemic has not helped.