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New Hampshire 2nd state with 'no-kill' status in pet shelters
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New Hampshire 2nd state with 'no-kill' status in pet shelters

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Adoption rates at animal shelters last year jumped as much as 40 percent, and it doesn’t look like it is slowing down any time soon. Buzz60’s Johana Restrepo has more.

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (WMUR) — New Hampshire has become the second state in the country to achieve "no-kill" status at its animal shelters.

The organization Best Friends Animal Society, which advocates for no-kill shelters, said Delaware was the first state to reach that goal.

According to the organization, New Hampshire's pet save rate is more than 92%. Any animals that were put down in the state's shelters were suffering from medical problems or had serious behavioral issues.

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A cat named Casey pauses during a snack at the New Hampshire Humane Society shelter in Laconia, N.H., on June 16, 2017.

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