Pet-adoption effort to rescue 2,000 – The Columbus Dispatch

Organizers of a major pet-adoption event in the Cincinnati area this weekend are trying to put a dent in the high number of animals euthanized in the region and the country.

The second annual My Furry Valentine is being held at 36 sites in Cincinnati and northern Kentucky. The event began yesterday and ends today.

The sites include pet stores, shelters and rescue centers, with about 2,000 animals in all up for adoption.

Last year, 266 animals were adopted during the event.

The No Kill Advocacy Center in Oakland, Calif., said Cincinnati historically puts down about 70 percent of its shelter animals, worse than the national average of about 50 percent.

In all, more than 3 million animals were euthanized nationwide last year.

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