Palm Beach County commissioners have approved a policy change designed to eliminate the need to kill thousands of unwanted cats and dogs over the next decade. 

The Palm Beach Post reports the commission signed off on a resolution that will increase the county’s efforts to spay and neuter dogs and cats, adopt unwanted animals, and discourage residents from dropping their pets at the county’s animal shelter. 

The program, “Countdown to Zero,” will also create a partnership between Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control and the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. It will allow both shelters to share data, work jointly on spay and neuter program, and search for grants to help lower euthanasia rates here.

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