Question by Sportsguy_1973: Why are some shelters “no kill” shelters, but most arent’? Are the no-kill ones privately funded and
the regular humane society ones funded just through donations? On average, how long do dogs/cats get to be in a shelter before they are killed? 1 month?

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Answer by fluffy_aliens
Some shelters give animals as little as 3 days but most try to keep them as long as possible. I know of at least one shelter that puts to sleep every single animal in its facility on Friday afternoon. It doesn’t matter if they came in last Saturday or if they came in Friday morning.

Until people quit breeding irresponsibly there is no way that all shelters can be no kill. There is just too much overpopulation and too few people who want ‘problem’ dogs from shelters.

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