Tuesday September 17th, 2019 12:46PM

Hall County Animal Shelter achieves third month of 90 percent 'live release' rate

By AccessWDUN Staff

The Hall County Animal Shelter, for the third consecutive month, has achieved a level of 90 percent live releases for animals brought into the shelter.

On February 28, the Hall County Board of Commissioners formally adopted many of the recommendations set forth in an independent assessment of the Shelter by Best Friends Animal Society.

"We were thrilled to learn that Hall County Animal Shelter's save rate has been 90-percent for three consecutive months after adopting our recommendations," said Carrie Ducote, Senior Manager of Georgia for Best Friends Animal Society.   During the Feb. 28 meeting, Ducote had said mentioned moving toward achieving a 90 percent "save" rate.

"Hall County is a great example of how any county can achieve a high rate of live outcomes with dedicated leadership, community support and a shift in shelter policies. It's through partnerships like this that the state of Georgia and the entire country can reach a 90-percent save rate by 2025."

At the recommendation of Best Friends, Hall County instituted a Community Cat Program to effectively control the feral cat population and a Managed Intake Program, which ensures all possible avenues are exhausted before an animal is surrendered to the shelter.

"We would like to thank the wonderful staff and volunteers at Hall County Animal Services for working to improve the live outcomes at the shelter. Their hard work and dedication continues to be an asset to Hall County, its citizens, and its animals," said Richard Higgins, Hall County Commission Chairman.

The save rates for the previous three months are as follows:

March: 92.5%

April: 90.3%

May: 91.9%

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