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Charlotte and Mecklenburg County have come up with a \"dog day\" plan for financing the animal shelter used by both units of government. The plan calls for the city to pay all the operating expenses and to collect all revenue from the sale of dogs. At the end of the month the costs will be divided between the city and county on basis of number of chargeable \"dog days.\"
The author follows the attempts of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Care and Control to decrease the rate of euthanization in their shelters. Where some counties have exhibited animal euthanization rates as high as 98%, program changes at CMACC have seen rates drop to 27%, one of the lowest in the nation.