The Rockingham County Animal Shelter opened in 2011 & was the County’s first official shelter. Taking in nearly 6,000 animals their first year, they knew right away that more staff was needed. Their first focus was to increase the live release rate and to find a way to provide low-cost spaying and neutering for their animals. They formed a partnership with the Humane Society of the Piedmont Spay, Neuter & Wellness Clinic in 2012 & continue working with them today to provide monthly clinics to help reduce their intake numbers. In just 8 years they have gone from a 98% euthanasia rate to a projected 44% in 2019.