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Part of Citizens for Animal Protection’s mission is to:

  • provide quality, humane care to every animal who enters our shelter,
  • increase our adoptions and
  • decrease euthanasia.

Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP) completely supports that no healthy, adoptable animal should be euthanized.

CAP will not allow any animal surrendered to us to suffer, nor will CAP risk the health or safety of shelter animals by exposing them to contagious diseases or unsafe conditions.

Euthanasia is a decision which may be made to prevent suffering or the spread of disease to healthy animals. It also may be deemed necessary to euthanize an animal who displays behavior that poses a threat to humans and/or animals.

The decision to euthanize an animal is made by at least two senior shelter staff members after consultation with other staff. Euthanasia is performed by compassionate, experienced personnel and is a decision that is not taken lightly.

CAP will, at all times, act in the best interest of each and every animal in our care.