June 24, 2014
A volunteer veterinarian provides care to a cat. The Animal Alliance of Greater Syracuse is hoping to build a clinic where similar volunteers can conduct high-volume spay/neuter surgeries in order to reduce the number of homeless animals, many of whom must be euthanized.
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Every year, more than 1,000 cats and dogs are euthanized purely because the shelters have no place to put them. According to the Animal Alliance of Greater Syracuse (AAGS), an animal welfare agency that serves all of Central New York, the Syracuse area has a higher rate of euthanasia than any other area in Upstate New York. In the meantime, hundreds of homeless pets die on the streets.