low kill shelter
 n.— «The shelter is what is known as a “low kill” shelter, meaning animals will not be euthanized because of lack of space or because they have been in the shelter for a long time. “I would love to say we’re a ‘no kill’ shelter, but we can’t be,” said Golder. “I hate to say it, but some people will dump an animal that is really old or really ill because they don’t want the responsibility of doing what needs to be done for it and so we have to euthanize it.”» —“Humane Society gives hope to the helpless” by David Lea Oakville Beaver (Ontario, Canada) Mar. 28, 2009. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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