The Best Friends Animal Society with its inspiring “Save Them All” agenda recently declared Delaware the nation’s first no-kill state. According to Best Friends, at least 90 percent of the dogs and cats that enter an animal shelter must leave it alive for the animal shelter to be considered a “no-kill”.
In Delaware, the statewide average is 92.9 percent, and some of the state’s animal shelters – like Brandywine Valley SPCA – have even higher rates. Brandywine has re-housed, adopted, or otherwise made safe haven 95 percent of the 14,000 dogs and cats it has taken in last year. The bold goal of Best Friends is for the USA to become a “No Kill Nation” by 2025. To find out where your state stands, visit bestfriends.org/2025-goal.