Memphis animal shelter surpasses goal of 7,000 rescues, adoptions for 2018

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis animal shelter met and exceeded its goal of rescues and adoptions for 2018.

According to a release on its Facebook page, Memphis Animal Services announced it surpassed its year-long goal of 7,000 “new beginnings” and ended the year with an 88 percent “save rate.”

The shelter thanked the local community for support in finding these animals new homes.

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GOAL ACHIEVED! Thanks to such amazing community support during our Race to 7000 and all year round, we surpassed our...

Posted by Memphis Animal Services on Tuesday, January 1, 2019

MAS officials said 7,000 was a stretch goal and were not sure if they would hit it. However, they achieved the goal on Dec. 28.

MAS also increased its save rate by four percent from 2017, despite an eight percent increase in the amount of animals it took in.

For more information of MAS and how to adopt, visit their website here.