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Bart, a mixed breed dog formerly housed at the Jefferson City Animal Shelter, explores the memorial wall at the memorial plaza located next to the animal shelter. In 2011 and 2012, 56 percent of cats that entered the shelter were killed. For dogs, the rate was nearly 20 percent in 2011 and 18 percent in 2012. (File photo)

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Records: More than half of cats were euthanized in last two years

More than half of the cats collected the past two years at Jefferson City's animal shelter have been euthanized, according to city records. The kill rate, or percentage of animals euthanized, differs greatly for dogs and cats at JCAS.

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