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3 percent of 10,000 animals euthanized in 2014 'adoptable'

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HILO, Hawaii (AP) - The Hawaii Island Humane Society euthanized more than 10,000 animals last year, but only a small portion of them were considered eligible for adoption.

The Hawaii Tribune-herald reports that only 337 dogs and cats were put down because they couldn't find a home in 2014 by the Humane Society. The remaining animals were mongoose, chickens, feral cats, or ill, injured or aggressive animals.

The Society takes in about 41 animals per day, which is exacerbated by pet overpopulation and inconsistent spay and neuter rates.

The Humane society receives almost $2 million in county funding and took in more than $900,000 in donations last year. It runs programs such as Poi Dogs from Paradise, where animals are sent to Oregon for adoption.

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