Number of euthanizations at Humane Society of Concord decreases

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CONCORD, N.C. —

Since the Humane Society of Concord and Greater Cabarrus County partnered with the Cabarrus County Animal Control on July 1, the number of cats and dogs being euthanized has diminished.

The rate dropped from 67 percent in the second quarter of 2012 to 44 percent in the third quarter, which ended Wednesday, Oct. 31.

The number of dogs rescued by the Humane Society has more than doubled to 245 from the second to the third quarter of this year. The number of cats rescued also has more than doubled from 77 to 163 for the same time period.