Best Friends Animal Society recognizes Monett dog pound

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The Bet Friends Animal Society recently recognized the Monett Dog Pound for achieving a 90 percent save rate for animals sheltered at the pound in 2023.
“You’ve joined an elite group of organizations across the country who are leading the way towards making us a no-kill nation,” a letter from Best Friends CEO Julie Castle states.
The Best Friends Animal Society said the pound’s efforts to save local dogs represents a culture of caring and compassion, tireless effort, a dedicated staff, and steadfast supporters.
“It represents innovative, thoughtful programming. And it represents extraordinary leadership, both within your organization and within our broader animal welfare movement,” Castle said.
Approximately 7 million homes in America plan to add a pet to the family in the coming years. Because of the work of the Monett animal shelter, many animals will be adopted instead of purchased.
“If just six percent more of those families chose to adopt instead of purchase, we could end the killing of cats and dogs in our nation’s shelters,” Castle said. “That’s how close we are to no-kill, and that’s why I’m so grateful for your life-changing work.”
The Monett Animal Shelter, managed by Karen Griggs, is a branch of the Monett Police Department. In addition to Griggs, two part-time staff member helps manage the facility.
The first Saturday of each month is an open adoption day, so community members looking to add a four-legged friend to their family can take time to meet some of the pups and maybe make a new best friend.