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- No-kill no more.
In order to earn the "no-kill" title, at least 90 percent of the animals which enter a city's shelters must leave alive. It does not mean that no animals are euthanized by a city. ACS announced in January that it had reached the long sought-after goal in December 2015.
The agency maintained at least that rate until April, when it dipped to 88.89.
March and April were a particularly busy month for ACS. The agency took in over 2,900 animals in both months, about 400 more than any other since it hit no-kill status.
The drop comes as ACS searches for its next leader. Former Director Kathy Davis announced her retirement in March. Candidates for her replacement will be interviewed next week.