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San Diego Humane Society maintains no-kill status

However, California ranks as #2 state in the country for killing of cats and dogs


Last updated 6/15/2022 at 4:53pm

KANAB, Utah – Best Friends Animal Society, a leading animal welfare organization, released its sixth annual pet lifesaving dataset, which gives a national overview of the number of dogs and cats that enter and exit shelters in a given year. It also includes a state-by-state no-kill priority ranking of which California is second (based on 2021 data).

In 2021, 472,840 dogs and cats entered California shelters and 390,944 were saved, giving the state an aggregate save rate* of 82.7%. In the same year, 46.3% of state shelters measured above the 90% benchmark.

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