For animals lovers, adopting a cat or dog is easier than ever these days. There are now countless websites through which one can adopt one of these cute, furry creatures. Unfortunately, however, while many of these animals find caring homes, scores of them still end up in shelters, where they are often put to sleep.
This trend is changing in Richmond, Va.
Five years ago, more than a third of the animals that came to Richmond's government-run animal shelter were put down. Today, the shelter is boasting record high adoptions — nearly 90 percent.