The Brown County Humane Society, an open-admission shelter, has been a shining example of no-kill success for a long time. They first reached the 90% save rate benchmark in 2008. At that time, there were still many naysayers who didn’t even believe no-kill was possible at all, let alone in a community like Brown County.
Since that time, the organization has continued to increase its save rate - staying above 95% since 2010. In 2019 it was 98.3%! And they’ve done that with an intake of roughly 700 animals a year. That is significantly higher than similar communities, which on average take in half that many. They are a lifesaving model we can all learn from - whether you are in a rural area to not.
This week we hear from <a href="https://www.bchumane.org/">Brown County’s</a> shelter manager, Caity Friedersdorf, who shares the programs and approaches that have driven the success for more than a decade in this rural Indiana community.