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  1. In Germany, it is illegal to kill any animal that is a vertebrate "without proper reason" like the animal being ill or a danger to humans. Because of this, all German animal shelters are no-kill.

  2. German animal protection law prohibits killing of vertebrates without proper reason. Because of this ruling, all German animal shelters are no-kill shelters.

  3. July 5 is the busiest day for animal shelters because so many pets run away in fear

  4. Many animal shelters do not allow adoption of black cats in October to protect the cats from being sacrificed or tortured.

  5. An animal shelter in Maricopa County, Arizona, has a program where you can spend your 4th of July comforting the animals and keeping them calm during the loud fireworks.

  6. During 8 years living in a UK animal shelter, a dog named Jasmine was a ‘surrogate mother’ to over 50 rescued animals; including puppies, foxes, 4 badger cubs, 15 chicks, 8 guinea pigs, 15 rabbits, a deer and a goose. She nursed each with affection, taking care of them as soon as they arrived.

  7. there is a no-kill animal shelter in Costa Rica called "Territorio de Zaguates", or "Land of Strays". It sits on 378 acres and is home to approximately 1,000 dogs. There, visitors are able to go on scenic hikes with the dogs, even if they have no plans to adopt.

  8. German law prohibits the killing of animals without reasonable cause therefore kill shelters are outlawed.

  9. Dogs laugh.When a recording of a dogs laugh is played to puppies they instantly show signs of joy and the same sounds have a calming effect on dogs in an animal shelter

  10. About Toby. A cat that walked twelve miles to his former home after his owners gave him to another family. His former family took him to a local animal shelter and asked for Toby to be euthanize. The shelter refused and found Toby a new loving family who cares from him.

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Dog Breeds Available for Adoption at the Dallas Animal Shelter as of 3/15/19

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Memphis, TN Animal Shelter Intake and Weather: Colder Weather Means Fewer Intakes

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PETA's Virginia shelter rescued 1,606 cats and 1,025 dogs last year. Of those animals, 95.64% of the cats and nearly 77% of the dogs were euthanized.

2009 with movies like "Beverly Hills Chihuahua", "Legally Blonde" and stars like Paris Hilton, California animal shelters were overpopulated with Chihuahuas. Several rescue organizations took these Chihuahua, flew them to cities in the East Coast where there was a Chihuahua deficit.

The head of the American Association of Feed Control Officials admitted that meat meal, used to make pet food, may contain the remains of euthanized shelter animals.

Doge's real name is 'Kabosu,' and she was rescued from an animal shelter in 2008. This saved her from being killed, which was the fate of many other unadopted dogs after their puppy mill closed down.

An app called "Walk for a Dog". Every time you walk your dog, a donation is sent to your local animal shelter.

In 1933 six thousand people were deported to an island in the Soviet Union and left with only flour to eat and no shelter. Guards would hunt people like animals, deliberately sink ships full of people and cannibalism became common.

A Chinese millionaire went into debt by establishing an animal shelter to save hundreds of dogs from the slaughterhouse.

During the first four days of World War II pet-owners in London queued up at animal shelters to put down their dogs and cats. More than 400,000 animals died. There was no government order to do so; nor was there any economic need.

UC Davis has a cat kidney transplant program involving shelter cats. As a requirement of the program, families of kidney recipients agree to give a permanent home to the donor animal.

No kill shelters" need to achieve a >90% rate of live adoptions, and may still kill healthy animals as a matter of course.

"Happy Animals Club," a non-profit no-kill animal shelter in southern Philippines started by a nine-year-old kid.

There is an overpopulation of domestic animals, such as cats, dogs, and exotic animals. In the US, an estimated 6 to 8 million animals are brought to shelters each year, of which an estimated 3 to 4 million are euthanized, including 2.7 million considered healthy and adoptable.

Himalayan tahr migrates toward the areas with dense vegetation on the lower altitudes during the winter to find shelter and food and to avoid predators.

Jackrabbits use shallow depressions in the ground covered with grass as shelters and hiding places from predators. These depressions are known as "forms".

Legally, 'No Kill' animal shelters are only required to euthanize 10% or less of their annual animal intake, and are by no means 'No Kill'.

Female produces 2 to 3 broods in a lifecycle. She lays yellowish-green, spherical eggs on wild cherry, tulip tree, white ash and sweet bay. Leaves of these plants are basic source of food for the caterpillars (larvae that hatch from eggs). Nests made of leaves and silk are used as shelter from the predators.

Pseudoscorpions use silk produced in the glands in their jaws to construct cocoons that are used for molting, mating and as a shelter from cold weather.

Unlike other species of pigs, pygmy hog digs shallow depressions in the ground and covers them with grass. Created dome-shaped nests are used as shelters from the heat and predators.

Algae play important role in the aquatic ecosystems. They serve as food for many fish and provide shelter for various animals.

False water rat builds nest on a safe distance from the water (to avoid destructive effects of high tide). Patches of long grass (between the nest and water) provide shelter from the predators when false water rat is on the foraging trips.

Pregnancy in females lasts 66 to 75 days and ends with 3 to 6 kittens. Babies are covered with dense, fuzzy fur at birth. They remain hidden in the sheltered dens during the first few weeks of their life.

The best known scarab beetles are dung beetles which collect and eat dung of various grazing animals and elephants. They create balls of dung that can be easily transported toward their distant underground shelters.

Females build large communal nests inside the hollow trees or under the logs on the ground which are used as shelters for animals of both sex.

Broad-headed snake spends most of its life near the rocks (rock-dwelling creature). Large rocks and crevices of rocks are used as shelter and source of food (many animals hide under or inside the rocks). Adult males and non-gravid females migrate toward the nearby woodlands during the summer to escape from the merciless sun.

Coral reefs increase stability of the sea bed, protect beaches from the waves and erosion (hence the name "barrier"), provide valuable shelter for fish, marine mammals and various invertebrates and serves as spawning area for many fish.

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Number of dogs available for adoption at the Dallas Animal Shelter as of 3/15/19