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2020 was a successful year for Vicksburg Animal Shelter

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A dog waiting for a home at the Vicksburg Animal Shelter. (File photo by Gabrielle Terrett for Vicksburg Daily News)

Kacie Lindsey “had to look twice and then twice more” when she completed the 2020 end-of-year reports for the Vicksburg Animal Shelter.

Lindsey, the city’s animal control supervisor, said she knew everybody involved with the shelter had been putting in 110%, but after seeing the final numbers in print she “could not be any prouder or happier.”

“Our euthanasia rate used to be around 40 to 50%, and now we are down to 10% or less,” Lindsey said, “That 10% is made up of only the animals that were aggressive, extremely sick or dying when they came through our doors. We did not have to euthanize for space at all in 2020.”

Lindsey said the shelter’s success should be credited to its employees, volunteers, fosters and adopters.

“We work with local and out-of-state rescues and have even had adoptions from as far away as Washington and Connecticut. Our animals are getting out there largely thanks to everyone that shares our Facebook posts,” Lindsey said.

Lindsey said she wishes she could personally thank every member of her community and she is excited to see what can be accomplished in 2021.

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