Saturday, January 7, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
SUWANEE -- The Georgia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals claims its best adoption year on record in 2011 with more than 1,100 successful adoptions of homeless cats and dogs.
The SPCA takes in most of its animals from animal control facilities throughout Georgia, which saves the dogs and cats from euthanasia.
"This means most of them were at high risk for euthanasia. It also means that the number of lives saved was more far reaching than the 1,100 adoptions would appear to represent. The Georgia SPCA is proud to help reduce the rate of euthanasia that takes place in our state," Executive Director Jane Stewart said in a recent press release. "We have almost doubled the size of our facility in 2011, and with the help of our volunteers and donors, we will be able to make an even bigger impact in 2012."
The nonprofit vaccinates, spays and neuters all of the animals that come through the facilities before trying to find them permanent homes.
For more information about the Georgia SPCA, visit www.georgiaspca.org or call the center at 678-765-2726.