What is the difference between a Limited Intake (No-Kill) Shelter and an Open-Admissions Shelter?
An Open-Admissions organization accepts any animal that comes through its doors, no matter its medical or behavioral condition. As a result, decisions about placements are often based on resources and space availability, the health and the temperament of the animals at the given time. Limited Intake facilities accept animals based on resources and space up front and as a result, certain animals will not be accepted into their program. In order to address the over-population problem in our community, we need Limited Intake facilities and Open-Admissions facilities to work together. That is why AC&C has created our New Hope program. To learn more about New Hope and AC&C's efforts, please visit our New Hope section.