Dallas Animal Services Receives Award for “No-Kill” Efforts
Dallas Animal Services was the municipal shelter singled out for the No Place Like Home Award by Best Friends Animal Society®, the only national animal welfare organization dedicated exclusively to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters.
The Dallas Animal Services is an active partner in Best Friends Animal Society’s No More Homeless Pets® Network* which offers help and support to animal rescue groups that save lives in their communities.
“Participation in the No More Homeless Pets Network and other progressive placement programs are helping us save more lives than ever before,” said Dallas Animal Services Division Manager, Jody Jones. “Collaborative efforts, hard work, and support from our community can change the face of municipal sheltering, and we’re proof of that. We are honored by this award and proud to be a Network partner.”
Each year Best Friends works with its partners to produce successful adoption promotions that shine the spotlight on the hardest-to-place pets: like senior pets, cats, and big dogs.
Holly Sizemore, Best Friends Animal Society’s director of national programs said, “National advertising, word of mouth, and reduced adoption fees all help get the word out about these promotions and the pets who need homes. But what really drives these adoption promotions — what really helps thousands more dogs and cats find forever homes each year — is the participation of our No More Homeless Pets Network partners.”
Dallas Animal Services in particular stayed persistent in three out of four of the promotions and found homes for an amazing 1,007 dogs and cats. That’s the highest number of adoptions achieved by any participating municipal shelter.
“It’s so humbling to be able to honor the people who give so much of their personal time, energies, and dedication to helping save the lives of homeless pets,” Sizemore said. “Truly, they inspire me every day and give me the confidence to know that we can save them all.”
For more information on Best Friends Animal Society visit BestFriends.org