In 2002, a staggering 74 percent of animals unlucky enough to find themselves in a city shelter were euthanized. But as of last year, the rate was only 33 percent.
Although the amount of stray, abused and surrendered animals remains high (more than 41,000 animals entered Animal Care & Control last year), what is the reason for this phenomenal 41 percent drop in deaths?
You can thank the Internet.
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