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Henderson Animal Control Increase Number of Adopted Animals
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Henderson Animal Control Increase Number of Adopted Animals

Henderson Animal Control is celebrating an impressive year in finding homes for lost or abandoned animals.

According to animal control, the bureau returned 774 lost animals to their owners and found homes for more than 2,000 animals in 2013, which is an increase of 6.5 percent over 2012.

In all, about 44 percent of all lost animals brought to the city's animal facility were adopted in the past year.

Henderson also credits a mandatory spay-neuter ordinance that went into effect in 2010 for reducing the euthanasia rate from 45 percent in 2006 to 23 percent in 2013. According to the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the average rate for shelters is 65 percent.

People interested in adopting an adorable forever friend from Henderson Animal Control can go to 300 E. Galleria Drive, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

Pets available for adoption can be found at cityofhenderson.com

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