Wednesday, October 23 2013 1:07 AM EDT2013-10-23 05:07:03 GMT
COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) - 13 dogs at the Columbus County Animal Shelter were recently euthanized, now many animal rescue groups are calling for commissioners to make policy changes. The county managerMore >>
Animal rescue groups are calling for commissioners in Columbus County to make policy changes after more than a dozen dogs were euthanized before being given a chance to be adopted.More >>
Our investigation showed that of the five counties in our area, Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover, and Pender, the Columbus County animal shelter did boast the lowest kill rate in a report released this summer for 2012.
In all over 2,200 dogs were brought into the Columbus County Animal Shelter, they euthanized 310 dogs roughly 16%. That is 10% lower than the Cape Fear average of 26% Columbus County also adopted the most dogs out of the shelter at 89%.
New Hanover and Brunswick County Animal Shelters had the lowest adoption rate in our area, but in 2012 both were in the middle of transitioning to be under the Sheriff' Office control.