"No Kill" means that a facility can state they are full and can no longer take in any more animals. We are a municipal shelter so we must remain available to take in our community's lost or homeless cats and dogs. Therefore, when we do run out of space, we are required to euthanize adoptable animals. However, we are very fortunate in Salem and have a very large, state-of-the-art facility.
Our staff works hard to ensure that every adoptable animal gets placed as soon as possible. Euthanasia of adoptable animals is always our last resort and each adoptable animal gets its chance at finding a forever home.