Title

Maine is a model for control of its dog population, and the placement rates of M

Authors

Joshua F. Moore

Source

Down East

Date

2-1-2005

Pages

52-52, 69-70

Abstract

Maine is a model for control of its dog population, and the placement rates of Maine shelters are among the highest in the country. Humane societies sometimes import dogs from out of state shelters to satisfy demand if the number of their dogs is low. State legislation, aggressive promotion of spaying and neutering by veterinarians, and a business-model approach to advertising stray animals on Web sites and elsewhere have all contributed to this success. The majority of Maine's shelters are "no-kill" facilities. Details.

Subjects

Animals Treatment, Dogs

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