The Department of Animal Services is celebrating its record breaking 91.2% live-release rate for the month of February by hosting a “90 by 2020” adoption special this weekend.
Starting Friday, March 9, the first 90 pets to be adopted will be free. After the first 90 pets are adopted, every pet after will have their adoption fee reduced to just $9. This adoption event will run through Sunday, March 11.
After years of work by Animal Services staff, volunteers and partners, the department announced that more than 90% of the animals that entered the shelter in February 2018 had a positive outcome.
Via a news release, Animal Services officials said, “We would like to thank the community for their involvement in helping the department improve…with challenges brought on by the busier spring and summer months, Animal Services is encouraging those who support the City’s “no-kill” goal to be directly involved by adopting, fostering, volunteering, and/or donating. Through these types of activities the shelter’s live-release rate has increased from around 25% in 2013, to the record breaking save rates seen in recent months.”
Last month Animal Services had an average monthly live-release rate of 91.2%. This milestone month is a positive indication that the department is well on its way of reaching the goal, set out by City leaders, that Animal Services should have an average annual live-release rate of 90% or higher by 2020.
WHO: El Paso Animal Services
WHAT: “90 by 2020” Adoption Special featuring free adoptions for the first 90 adopters. Every pet adopted after will have their adoption fee reduced to $9.
WHEN: Friday, March 9 – Sunday, March 11
WHERE: Animal Services Center located at 5001 Fred Wilson