North Carolina

Excel file with data from

NC shelter data

map with counties

The good news is that things are improving for animals in North Carolina.

The bad news, there's a lot of room for improvement.  NC has the lowest rate of dogs returned to owner of all the states I have data for.  About half the rate of its neighbor, VA.

And the highest percentage of animals euthanized, most of them cats.

But there are a lot of excellent spay/neuter efforts and the results pay off.

Here's a look at where things are improving (dark green).  The pushpins are s/n clinics.