The Sacramento County animal shelter had a live release rate of 90 percent in Dec. 2013, capping off a year of improving statistics. In 2012, 83 percent had been the highest monthly record, according to a news release.
This release rate data is comprised of animal adoptions, returns to owners, trap-neuter-return program and animals going to rescue organizations.
This success is attributed to the county’s aggressive spay/neuter programs that reduce the animal population humanely, creative adoption promotions, strong volunteer contributions and valuable partnerships with the City of Sacramento Animal Care Services, Sacramento SPCA, Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary and numerous rescue organizations, according to shelter officials.
The shelter, which also serves Galt residents, is open from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and from noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The shelter is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and most holidays. It is located at 3839 Bradshaw Road, one mile south of Highway 50.