LIMITED & OPEN ADMISSION SHELTERS
Limited admission shelters control their intake by accepting a limited number of animals into their facility, and by maintaining a wait list for admission. The primary benefit to this shelter type is that they only euthanize animals under extreme conditions, or for natural reasons like end of life. Please note that open admission shelters will take any animal but may euthanize based on their own criteria. It is important to do research on a shelter’s admission and euthanasia policies before surrendering an animal.