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Posted on: November 8, 2023

[ARCHIVED] League City Animal Care Receives Beacon of No-Kill Excellence Award

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League City Animal Care & Adoption Center Receives Beacon of No-Kill Excellence Award from Best Friends Animal Society for Commitment to Lifesaving

Grant Will Allow Shelter to Continue Fostering a No-Kill Community

Group photo of shelter staff with Beacon of No-Kill Excellence AwardLeague City Animal Care & Adoption Center, League City’s municipal no-kill animal shelter, has received the Beacon of No-Kill Excellence Award from national animal welfare organization Best Friends Animal Society for their exemplary commitment to saving all healthy and treatable cats and dogs in their shelter in 2022.

"This grant will make a huge impact on our life-saving abilities here at League City Animal Care," said Jasmine O'Keefe, Animal Services Manager for League City Animal Care. "We look forward to using these funds to help us secure additional spay and neuter surgery slots for shelter pets. In 2022, we saw more than 1,800 pets adopted which, combined with universally rising costs, has stretch our surgery funding to it's limits. We are so grateful to Best Friends for this grant and for the recognition of our team's dedication to life saving."

City of League City Animal Care & Adoptions achieved many lifesaving successes over the past year. Through the Beacon of No-Kill Excellence grant, they will be able to continue their commitment to no-kill and expand their influence throughout the Greater Houston area. 

In 2022, League City maintained an impressive save rate of 96%. No-kill means saving every dog or cat in a shelter who can be saved and the benchmark for no-kill is a 90% save rate.Beacon of No-Kill Excellence Award

“We know that achieving and maintaining a 90% save rate takes intentional collaboration between shelters, rescue groups, local governments, and members of the community, that’s why we are thrilled to provide League City with this grant that will increase lifesaving and further teamwork,” said Sophia Proler, South Central Regional Director for Best Friends Animal Society. “Approximately 57% of all shelters in the U.S. achieved No-Kill status by 2022, which is an incredible increase from just 24% in 2016. We commend shelters like League City for their dedication to lifesaving.”

For more information, visit Follow League City Animal Care at and on Instagram @LeagueCityAnimalCare to learn more.

*Best Friends measures shelter lifesaving with a metric called “save rate.” A 90 percent save rate is the nationally recognized benchmark to be considered “no-kill,” factoring that approximately 10 percent of pets who enter shelters have medical or behavioral circumstances that warrant humane euthanasia rather than killing for other reasons, such as lack of space.

About League City Animal Care

League City Animal Care is here to serve our community and provide a safe and nurturing environment for each animal that comes through our doors. We are the only municipal no-kill animal shelter in Galveston County. Our services range from stray animal intake and medical treatment to public support programs and humane education. We also provide animal protection services, including animal welfare checks, noise complaints, injured wildlife calls, and more. Our Animal Protection Officers serve to protect both human and animal life. LCAC is able to provide animals with quality care because of our dedicated staff and a community that is committed to supporting us by volunteering, adopting, and donating.

About Best Friends Animal Society 

Best Friends Animal Society is a leading animal welfare organization working to end the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters by 2025. Founded in 1984, Best Friends is a pioneer in the no-kill movement and has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters from an estimated 17 million per year to around 378,000. Best Friends runs lifesaving programs across the country, as well as the nation’s largest no-kill animal sanctuary. Working collaboratively with a network of more than 4,400 animal welfare and shelter partners, and community members nationwide, Best Friends is working to Save Them All®. For more information, visit

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