Sumter County Animal Services division reports fewer animals euthanized during January

Sumter County’s Animal Services division had a live release rate of 87.3 percent in January, slightly below the 90 percent level of no-kill shelters.

The lower number of animals euthanized was due to a cat trap-neuter-and-release program that began last month.

A dozen cats were released back in their neighborhoods under the program. Of 166 animals received, 14 cats and four dogs were euthanized Seven cats were aggressive, six were sick and one was injured, according to the report.