A study published late last year by Pethealth, Inc. indicates that animal welfare organizations euthanized fewer cats and dogs in the past year.
The results are part of a study that has shown comparative monthly decreases since September of 2010, with the exception of May 2011. The study is available for download here.
The numbers used were gathered from more than 900 animal welfare organizations that use PetPoint software to manage their rescue organizations. Euthanasia declined by 13% for cats and 3% for dogs during the period, compared to last year.