Local residents seeking to reduce the number of dogs and cats euthanized by Houston animal shelters received a potential boost this month, as State Representative Jessica Farrar (D-Houston) filed legislation to introduce “no kill” standards to dog and cat shelters statewide. Houston shelters put down roughly 80,000 cats and dogs each year, according to Bett Sundermeyer of No Kill Houston, an animal advocacy group. The City of Austin, which adopted similar standards in 2008, claims to save 92 percent of dogs and cats that pass through its facilities.
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