Delaware becomes first no-kill state for shelter animals in the U.S.

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DELAWARE (KSN-TV) – America has its first no-kill state for shelter animals, Delaware.

The nonprofit Best Friends Animal Society, which is working with shelters, animal welfare organizations and government agencies across the country to make America a no-kill country by 2025, announced the news at their annual conference in Dallas, Texas.

Linda Torelli, director of marketing for the Brandywine Valley SPCA, which has three locations in Delaware and cares for more than 14,000 animals each year, credited a multi-pronged approach with helping the First State achieve no-kill status — and its citizens.

“The community in Delaware is very oriented to pet advocacy, so we had their support,” she told TODAY.

And don’t forget thousands of pets are looking for their forever homes and KSN is helping to make that happen.

There’s a nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, August 17th to help find loving homes for animals in need. It’s called Clear the Shelters.

For a full list of local shelters that are offering no-cost or reduced-fee adoptions for this event, click here.

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(This story was originally published on August 12, 2019)

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