Shoutout to our rescue partners!
Rescues and shelters throughout the PNW.
What does "no-kill" actually mean: It means the organization has a placement rate of 90% or higher. This does not mean they do not euthanize animals. Euthanasia is considered a last resort, when an animal is suffering from a medical or behavioral condition. The decision to euthanize is in the best interest of the animal's quality of life.
Kill shelters are organizations that are required to take in any and all animals. There are no restrictions and animals can be dropped off/surrendered at any point in time. These "open door" shelters are unable to keep up with the demands of their community and due to lack of space, time, and/or resources, this leads to euthanizing healthy, behaved animals.