With 387 animal intakes and 348 outcomes during the first sixth months of 2019, the Porter County Animal Shelter announced that only two animals (0.6% of outcomes) were euthanized – one for aggression and one for medical reasons. Since 2016, during the same period, the Shelter has achieved gradual reductions, but the first six months of 2019 was the largest drop they have ever attained. The standard for achieving no kill status is that the shelter maintains a euthanization rate below 10%. Overall, the Shelter took in 387 animals between January 1 and June 30. Of the 348 outcomes, 53.4% were adoptions, 34.5% were returned to their owners and 8.9% were transferred to rescue organizations. The percentage of adoptions as compared to the same period in 2018 increased by 1.1% and returned to owners increased by over 7%.
The Shelter also announced a reduced fee adoption promotion for adult cats. Through September 1st, all cats ages 6 months or older will have their adoption fee discounted by 60% to just $20, subject to an approved adoption application. All of the cats will be spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped before they leave the shelter for their new forever home.  More information about the adult cat adoption program can be found at http://portercountyanimalshelter.org/273/FurrReal-Housecats-Reduced-Adoption-Fee-