CIBOLO ANIMAL SERVICES MAINTAINED NO-KILL IN 2022
MORE THAN 90% OF THE DOGS AND CATS THAT ENTERED THE SHELTER LAST YEAR WERE SAVED
The Cibolo Animal Services shelter maintained no-kill in 2022, according to Best Friends Animal Society’s Annual Data Report. This means the shelter saved more than 90% of the dogs and cats that entered the shelter last year.
“I want to recognize the fantastic staff and volunteers at the City of Cibolo Animal Services Division for their dedication and service to the community. Our hard-working employees and volunteers of the animal shelter devote their time to ensuring the animals in our community are cared for and rescued from dangerous situations”, said Cibolo Chief of Police Thedrick Andres.
Thanks to adoption events that build positive relationships with businesses and families within the community and rescue partnerships, Cibolo Animal Services was able to maintain a no-kill status in 2022.
“Achieving a no-kill status for our small municipal shelter is a fantastic accomplishment. This means our Animal Services team, the Police Department, and the community have provided our department with the resources we need to save an exceptional number of lives! To continue our efforts to maintain a no-kill status, we need an increase in community support as our wonderful city of Cibolo continues to grow rapidly.” -Janette Wilson, Cibolo Animal Services Manager
A 90 percent save rate is the nationally recognized benchmark to be considered “no-kill,” factoring that approximately 10 percent of pets who enter shelters have medical or behavioral circumstances that warrant humane euthanasia rather than killing for lack of space.
Best Friends Animal Society, a leading national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters by 2025, recognizes this achievement as a positive step forward and one that can be replicated by other shelters in the greater San Antonio area.