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RCACP celebrates its 100th adoption; but euthanasia rates are starting to climb again

By Susan Bahorich, sbahorich@wdbj7.com
Published On: Nov 26 2013 05:13:31 PM EST
Updated On: Nov 30 2013 07:21:44 PM EST
ROANOKE, Va. -

The Roanoke pound is celebrating a major milestone, but says it needs help.

Monday, the Regional Center for Animal Control and Protection had its 100th adoption.

The pound started doing its own adoptions at the end of September.

While the center is happy about this accomplishment, the executive director says the euthanasia rate- which had been decreasing, has gone up.

He says he's not sure if the numbers are an indicator of the economy or something else.

"Over the last few months, we've seen a decline in the live release rate here and we're starting to see a decline in the number of animals that are being rescued by other organizations and we're trying to interpret that data," explains David Flagler, Executive Director.

To help place more animals, the center is hosting an adoption event this weekend.

On Sunday, December 1st - all dogs will be $30 and cats will be FREE.

The event is happening from 11a.m. to 2p.m at 510 Baldwin Ave NE, Roanoke, VA 24012.

Call (540) 344-4922 for more information.