The Humane Society of MO Blames Others For Its Record.
ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Thousands of animals are euthanized every year, sometimes by the shelters you may least expect. You may find some of their answers, more surprising. Investigative reporter Chris Hayes explains how the discussion has begun a mini firestorm about whether some animals deserve saving.
Our investigation is based on numbers compiled every year by Operation Spot, a group that’s trying to compel people to spay and neuter their pets, by revealing how many animals we put down.
In 2011, shelters put down nearly 20,000 dogs and cats, just in the St. Louis area. According to the numbers, some shelters euthanized more than half of the animals brought in.