Q: One big reason that some municipal agencies are seeing euthanasia rates drop?
A: They're teaming up to transfer animals they can't place to shelters and rescue groups with better chances of finding them homes.
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Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals' New Hope Transfer Program
In this formalized partnership, more than 140 shelters and rescue groups remove cats and dogs from AC&C to give them a better chance at finding permanent homes. If you can imagine the issue of low adoption rates (and high euthanasia rates) as a basic marketing problem, this program may be a good fit for you.
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Town Lake Animal Center's Placement Partners Program
This Austin, Texas, municipal animal control facility transfers animals to some 85 partners, thanks to a highly structured program based on fairness and trust. Find out if a similar model can work at your agency.