Michigan becomes a “no kill” shelter state

Maya Daniels, J1 Staff Writer

In early September, animal lovers and pet owners alike were ecstatic when they heard Michigan became a “no-kill” state. “Being a pet owner of two rescue dogs, I feel at peace knowing they didn’t die in the shelter,” said sophomore Morgan Brooks. However, many Michiganders don’t really know what this truly means, with the biggest takeaway being that it doesn’t mean shelter euthanizations are banned.  According to the Kalamazoo Humane Society, in order for a shelter to obtain the label of “no-kill,” 90% of the animals in the shelter must be released. This fall, Michigan met that goal statewide, joining just 4 other states to receive the designation.