Lowering euthanasia rates


DON ANIMAL ACTIVISTS ARE WORKING WITH UTAH COUNTY… TO TRY AND LOWER EUTH- ANASIA RATES. CATS ARE MORE AT RISK THAN DOGS… AND NOW THERE IS A PROPOSAL TO RETURN STRAY CATS TO FIELDS RATHER THAN KILL THEM… ABC4’S ANDREW REESER EXPLAINS. 34-40 nat pop WHEN STRAY CATS COME INTO UTAH COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTERS…THEY HAVE FIVE DAYS TO BE ADOPTED…OR BE EUTHANIZED. 1765JF.MXF 00:02:25;12 1200 animals are being killed in utah county… IN FACT, ACCORDING TO BEST FRIENDS ANIMAL SOCIETY… 4 OUT OF 10 CATS THAT ENTER UTAH COUNTY SHELTERS ARE PUT DOWN WHEN THEY CAN’T BE ADOPTED OUT IN TIME. THAT’S WHY BEST FRIENDS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR LYDIA LASALLE IS PUSHING FOR SHELTERS LIKE NORTH UTAH VALLEY TO IMPLEMENT A “RETURN TO FIELD” POLICY… WHERE STRAY CATS ARE BROUGHT IN… NEUTERED… AND RELEASED BACK TO WHERE THEY WERE FOUND. A PROGRAM THAT’S WORKED IN SURROUNDING COUNTIES. 1765JF.MXF 00:04:34;16 we’ve never heard that from any participating shelter that they’v ehad an increase in bites or increase of anything that would be a public concern. BUT LASALLE SAYS SHELTERS IN UTAH COUNTY ARE HESITANT… EVEN THOUGH SURROUNDING AREAS HAVE USED THE PROGRAM TO HELP BRING THE STATE’S SAVE RATE UP TO 85 PERCENT. 1765JF.MXF 00:06:43;17 all we want is to show that this program can actually work WE MADE REPEATED CALLS TO BOTH NORTH AND SOUTH UTAH VALLEY SHELTERS… TO ASK THEM WHY THEY’RE NOT ON BOARD YET… WE DIDN’T HEAR BACK. BUT ACCORDING TO THE DAILY HERALD… ONLY NORTH UTAH VALLEY ANIMAL SHELTER IS LOOKING INTO A RETURN TO FIELD PROGRAM. BEST FRIENDS IS ASKING THE PUBLIC TO HELP. 1765JF.MXF 00:07:01;22 contact the decision makers, contact the shelter, contact the special district board, contact your city counicl – tell them that you actually care about this issue and you would like to see a different outcome for the cats in utah county. IN UTAH COUNTY…ANDREW REESER ABC4 NEWS. DON LAW ENFORCEMENT IN UTAH COUNTY TELL US THEY’RE HESITANT TO TAKE A STAND ON A RETURN TO FIELD POLICY… UNTIL THEY CAN LOOK INTO IT MORE. IN ORDER FOR UTAH TO BE A NO-KILL STATE… THE SAVE RATE MORE. IN ORDER FOR UTAH TO BE A NO-KILL STATE… THE SAVE RATE MUST BE AT 90 PERCENT. EMILY STATE AND FEDERAL LEADERS ARE COMMITTING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO HELP MITIGATE WILDFIRE DANGER IN OUR STATE.

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