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No dog left behind

More animals are finding homes as the ‘no-kill’ shelter movement spreads

At a small building in Brockton swarming with dogs inside and out, the once-controversial “no-kill’’ shelter movement has taken root, part of the transformation in the treatment of unwanted animals in Massachusetts, and across the country.

The Blue Dog Shelter, a nonprofit animal shelter, does not euthanize its dogs unless they are gravely ill or their aggressive behavior cannot be changed. The shelter operator said she tries to get all its dogs adopted; one has even stayed for years.

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