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Joplin Humane Society declares war against animal euthanasia - KOAM TV 7

Joplin Humane Society declares war against animal euthanasia

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By MIKE PACHE

JOPLIN, MO. - Over 40 dogs are on their way from Joplin to Nebraska, with luck, to become pets for as many families.

In a team effort the Nebraska Humane Society picked up the dogs to be taken back to Omaha, where there is a greater demand for puppies and dogs for homeowners.

The Joplin Humane Society handles over 12,000 animals a year, more than half of which are put to sleep.

The Executive Director of the Joplin Humane Society, Karen Aquino, says they are declaring war against euthanising animals.

"Historically they've put to sleep more than 9,000 animals a year, which is horrible," Aquino told us.  "The only crime that these animals had was they were born.  We're going to work with getting more adopted, getting more into rescue."

The Joplin Humane Society says it wants to create education programs for residents about spaying and neutering to try to decrease the animal population.

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