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A study conducted by Georgia Voters for Animal Welfare (GVAW) discovered that a shocking number of animals were killed in Georgia in 2007 in county animal control facilities and other shelters. Overall, 62% of intakes in Gwinnett County alone were euthanized. As a no-kill shelter, The Georgia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is dedicated to educating adults and children regarding responsible pet ownership and we are committed to developing humane education programs in our schools. The vast majority of pets we offer for adoption are rescued from euthanasia lists at animal control facilities.
We believe an answer to the problem of pet overpopulation and cruelty lies with educating our children. To that end we work with school groups and scout troops, providing opportunities to earn badges, speaking at schools about the importance of responsible pet ownership, and encouraging young people to support the efforts of the GA SPCA by wish list donation drives and other means.
Many young people also learn about responsible pet ownership from fostering pets with their families.