Wednesday, April 16, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
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Shelter rates are much better

I wish to call attention to erroneous information contained in your Dec. 4 article
about the Yolo County Animal Shelter. The euthanasia rates printed have not been accurate in several years but continue to be used in articles and public forums.

The correct information can be found on the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department website and show that the live release rates have been soaring steadily since 2009. The latest figures show that between July and October 2013 the live release rate for dogs is 93 percent and the live release rate for cats is 88 percent. These figures do not include feral cats brought in under the trap-neuter-release program but are euthanized for medical reasons and for both cats and dogs where the owner has requested euthanasia.

Those who wish to join the staff and volunteers in seeing these figures continue to rise can volunteer at the shelter, volunteer to be a foster parent, help trap feral cats for the trap-neuter-release program, urge their friends and family to adopt from the shelter and, of course, make a financial donation.
As a volunteer, I am very proud of the work being done at our shelter and grateful to The Davis Enterprise for its assistance and support.

Judy Smith

Davis

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