More dogs, cats killed in NC shelters last year than in every state but two, study says

North Carolina had one of the highest numbers of cats and dogs killed at shelters last year, a study found.

In 2018, 246,000 cats and dogs entered shelters in the state, 167,000 were saved and 55,900 were killed, a study by Best Friends Animal Society found.

This put North Carolina behind only California and Texas in terms of the number of animals killed, the study said.

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