Wichita sharply reduces shelter pet euthanasia rate
October 8, 2017
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Changing policies and a better relationship with animal advocates has helped the Wichita Animal Control Department reduce the euthanasia rate of shelter dogs and cats by about two-thirds in the last eight years, according to city officials.
In 2009, the city euthanized 6,300 unwanted dogs and cats. The number steadily dropped to a low of 2,000 in 2016, according to a report given to the City Council this week, The Wichita Eagle reported.
"We're doing better," said Mayor Jeff Longwell. "We're not just killing people's pets at the same rate we used to. And I love to see...