CLERMONT COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - A local animal advocate organization has rescued more than 700 animals in the past six months.
'Clermont Pets Alive' says they're dedicated to making Clermont the first county to launch a "no kill" policy in it animal shelter.
'Pets Alive' says their goal is save at least 90 percent of lost or homeless pets rather than euthanize them.
The organization says that more than 100 communities across the country have already achieved a "save rate" of more than 90 percent. New practices such as coordinating local rescue volunteers and changing shelter hours to encourage pet adoption tend to increase save rates.
2,531 animals were euthanized in Clermont County in 2012, according to 'Pets Alive'. By rescuing dogs on the euthanization list, the organization says they are pushing for policy reform to save more animals in the county.