Know what happens if an owner doesn't reclaim an animal

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Animal Services works hard to identify a live, positive outcome for every animal.  If an animal is not claimed by its owner by the end of the stray period,  staff will identify the pathway for that animal based primarily on health and behavior however it is usually always case by case.  An animal may be put up for adoption, transferred to a rescue group, or euthanized. There is no set time once an animal is available for adoption as we do our best to hold them as long as we can. If an animal is deemed aggressive and a public safety risk, or has severe medical problems, and rescue is not viable, it may be euthanized.

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