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We Are No Kill

The Porter County Animal Shelter is a NO KILL Shelter in that we euthanize only non-rehabilitatable pets who are irremediably suffering or dangerous to people or other pets. The Shelter only considers euthanasia as an absolute last resort where no other avenue is open to prevent a danger to the public, other animals, or pain and suffering of the animal.

No Kill Standard

The nationally recognized standard for achieving no kill status is that the shelter maintains a euthanization rate below 10%. The Porter County Animal Shelter continues to maintain a euthanization rate that is well below that standard.

We Are A Public Shelter

The Porter County Animal Shelter does not get to pick and choose the animals that come to us. They are often the neglected, abandoned or aggressive animals that their owners have cast aside. The come to us sick, injured and malnourished. They come to us as a result of biting or attacking humans or other animals. We go to every reasonable length possible to rehabilitate our animals to make them suitable for adoption or placement with a rescue organization.

Our Process

No single person makes the decision to euthanize any animal at the Porter County Animal Shelter. In all cases of euthanasia, the final decision is made by consensus of the three-person Shelter management team, the Shelter animal handlers, and the veterinarian or animal behavior specialist, as appropriate.

In euthanasia cases for medical reasons, a veterinarian is consulted and provides expert information regarding diagnosis, prognosis, treatment options and treatment costs. Prior to considering euthanasia of an animal for medical reasons, efforts are made to place the animal with an approved rescue organization that has the capacity to provide the necessary care of the animal.

In euthanasia cases for the reason of aggression, an animal behavior specialist is consulted and provides expert information regarding risks to the public, staff and other animals, and provides an opinion as to whether the aggressive behavior can be successfully managed through training. Prior to considering euthanasia for aggressive behavior, efforts are made to place the animal with an approved rescue organization that has the capacity to provide the necessary behavior modifications.

We Are Transparent

To our knowledge, we are the ONLY shelter in northwest Indiana that regularly makes our intake and outcome data readily available to the public on our website. Since September of 2015, we have been posting intake and outcome data on our website, at least semi-annually.

To assure integrity, accuracy and transparency, our Intake and Outcome Reports are prepared by a third party, NOT Shelter staff. That same third part monitors our intake and outcome data almost daily.

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2018 Reports

Intake Report For The Period Of January 1 Through June 30, 2018

2018 Animal Intake Report: January 1 Thru June 30

Outcome Report For The Period Of January 1 Through June 30, 2018

2018 Animal Outcome Report: January 1 Thru June 30

2017 Reports

Intake Report For The Period Of January 1 Through December 31, 2017

2017 Animal Intake Report Jan 1 Thru Dec 31

Outcome Report For The Period Of January 1 Through December 31, 2017

2017 Animal Outcome Report Jan 1 Thru Dec 31

Intake Report For The Period Of January 1 Through June 30, 2017

2017 Animal ntake Report Jan 1 Thru June 30

Outcome Report For The Period Of January 1 Through June 30, 2017

2017 Animal Outcome Report Jan 1 Thru June 30

2016 Reports

Intake Report For The Period Of January 1 Through December 31, 2016

2016 Animal Intake Report Jan 1 Thru Dec 31

Outcome Report For The Period Of January 1 Through December 31, 2016

2016 Animal Outcome Report Jan 1 Thru Dec 31

Intake Report For The Period Of January 1 Through June 30, 2016

2016 Animal Intake Report Jan 1 Thru June 30

Outcome Report For The Period Of January 1 Through June 30, 2016

2016 Animal Outcome Report Jan 1 Thru June 30

2015 Reports

Intake Report For The Period Of January 1 Through December 31, 2015

2015 Animal Outcome Report Jan 1 Thru Dec31

Outcome Report For The Period Of January 1 Through December 31, 2015

2015 Animal Outcome Report Jan 1 Thru Dec31