WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - More animals than ever before are getting dropped off at shelters across South Florida. But what happens to the animals no one wants? It's an emotional and a controversial issue.
"Let's face it, who wants to be for killing," said Dianne Sauve of Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control.
There's new pressure for animal shelters not to euthanize animals. "This is, to me, one of the most volatile subjects next to pro-life and pro-choice," said Sauve.
"No kill" shelters are popping up across the area. But the Contact 5 Investigators discovered something else about the facilities and what makes them different from other private and government run shelters.
The Contact 5 Investigators also discovered how many animals are being euthanized at every facility in the area and why.
Find out what you need to know before adopting a pet or dropping one off at a shelter, Friday night on NewsChannel 5 at 11.