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Woody was at a shelter in Louisiana that has an open-admission policy, which means it accepts every pet, stray or otherwise, that is brought to it by animal control, relinquished by owners or dumped at its door anonymously. Such shelters usually suffer from overcrowding and underfunding. Unfortunately, euthanasia is one …

Open-admission shelters have a hard row to hoe. They take in all animals that are brought to them, relinquished ones and strays. They don’t have the luxury to pick and choose the pets in their care and seldom have the luxury of extra space. Sufficient funding is hard to come …