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Letters to the Editor for 4/27/09

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Thousands of animals euthanized

This information is to let everyone know how many pets are euthanized each year right in your own community.

The statistics for dogs and cats for 2008 for Carroll and Grayson counties and Galax show there were 1,000 owner surrenders, 784 strays, 202 reclaimed by their owners, and 214 were adopted.

The total was 1,928, of which 1,479 were euthanized. This means that 76.7 percent of dogs that entered the shelter were euthanized.


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