The League City Animal Care & Adoption Center has received an award and grant due to the center’s commitment to saving all healthy and treatable cats and dogs in 2022.

The gist

According to a Nov. 8 news release, the no-kill shelter received the Beacon of No-Kill Excellence Award from national organization Best Friends Animal Society.

Through the grant associated with the award, center officials will be able to continue to commit to being a no-kill shelter and expand their influence throughout the Greater Houston area, according to the release.

In 2022, the center had a save rate of 96%. To be a no-kill shelter, a rate of at least 90% is required, the release reads.

What they’re saying

"This grant will make a huge impact on our lifesaving abilities here at League City Animal Care," Animal Services Manager Jasmine O'Keefe said in the release. "We look forward to using these funds to help us secure additional spay and neuter surgery slots for shelter pets. In 2022, we saw more than 1,800 pets adopted, which, combined with universally rising costs, has [stretched] our surgery funding to its limits."

“We know that achieving and maintaining a 90% save rate takes intentional collaboration between shelters, rescue groups, local governments and members of the community. That’s why we are thrilled to provide League City with this grant that will increase lifesaving and further teamwork,” said Sophia Proler, south central regional director for Best Friends Animal Society, in the release.

One more thing

For more information, visit the center’s website, and follow their Facebook and Instagram pages.