East Ridge Animal Shelter adopting 'no kill' policy

East Ridge Animal Shelter adopting 'no kill' policy

January 31st, 2013 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

A puppy brought into the East Ridge Animal Shelter looks through the wire of one of the kennels at the facility in this file photo.

Photo by John Rawlston/Times Free Press.

The East Ridge Animal Shelter is adopting a 'no kill' policy.

East Ridge Animal Services is adopting the "No Kill Equation" as operational policy at the shelter, according to a news release from the City of East Ridge.

The "No Kill Equation" includes a combination of lifesaving strategies at the shelter. Some elements include rescue partnerships, foster care for shelter animals, active volunteers, a comprehensive adoption program, medical prevention and treatment, and proactive pet redemptions.