“The Hardin County Animal Shelter was classified as a ‘No Kill Shelter’ for the first time in its history this week.
A shelter is classified as no-kill by not euthanizing for time and space, or overcrowding.
‘We’ve actually maintained a live release rate of 95-percent, which as far as we’re concerned is the definition of ‘no kill,’ said Director Mike McNutt. ‘In real numbers, this means of the 2,743 animals that transitioned through our shelter in 2019, over 2,600 departed with a live outcome. If we had maintained our archaic way of doing business, only about 1,650 would have departed with a live outcome.'”