Anonymous asked in PetsOther - Pets · 10 months ago

ASPCA no-kill true or false?

So I'm hearing this shelter does kill animals that are not adopted, but on their website they claim to not do that and find the animals admitted there a forever home, so how true is this?

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  • 10 months ago
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    ASPCA (and SPCA) do not euthanize their animals. However...they will turn hard to place animals over to pet-adoption groups who specialize in hard to place animals. And there is no warranty or guarantee that those groups will not euthanize pets who just cannot be placed in a forever home.

    Source(s): My current dog was bought from a hard to place adoption center.
  • 10 months ago

    No such thing as a no kill. They either put the animals down themselves, send them to a city shelter to be put down, or to a vet or turn away anything that is not adoptable so the owner dumps it at a shelter to be put down

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    10 months ago

    "No-kill" is a misnomer. The designation only means they don't euthanize "adoptable" animals for space reasons. They still euthanize those deemed "unadoptable" for behavioral or health reasons. There is no standard definition for "adoptable" and "unadoptable", leaving each shelter designated "no kill" to define that for themselves. Many "no kill" shelters also transfer out to other facilities when full, and those facilities may not be "no kill". While the ASPCA's NYC shelter is designated "no kill", animals that are determined "unadoptable" will still certainly be euthanized.

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  • 10 months ago

    There is no such thing as a "no kill" shelter. Some just kill less than others. One sick or injured animal can take up resources that could provide care for hundreds of others. When resources are limited, practical decisions must sometimes be made.

    "No kill" shelters may also have waiting lists that are years long, and only accept animals they predict are likely to get adopted. Sick, injured, or undesirables may be referred to the city. And in some cases, the shelters limit their intake from individuals and select "adoptable" animals from city facilities, themselves.

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