Walker County Animal Shelter Receives Accolades

Photo of the outside of the animal shelter

The Walker County Animal Shelter reached no-kill status in 2022, according to Best Friends Animal Society’s annual data report.  This means the shelter saved more than 90% of the dogs and cats that entered the shelter last year.

According to intake and live outcome data tracked by Best Friends, the Walker County Animal Shelter helped save 93.9% of shelter animals.

A 90% save rate is the nationally recognized benchmark to be considered “no-kill,” factoring that approximately 10% of pets who enter shelters have medical or behavioral circumstances that warrant humane euthanasia rather than killing for lack of space.

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