In shelter data, one happy ram

Sunday’s paper included a data-based look at the intakes and outcomes for animals cared for at the Everett Animal Shelter. {See the Need To Know project here.}

Three of the outliers in the data caught my eye. A tarantula, a ram and a pig, to be exact.

Here’s the story behind that ram, courtesy of Everett city spokeswoman Kate Reardon and city animal services manager Shannon Delgado.

I’ll keep it brief:

Somebody’s pet ram got loose, sometime in 2010.

County crews brought the ram to Everett’s shelter, the sole public shelter around.

Delgado said: “He hung out with us for a day.” (The owner showed up the next day.)

I probably should have asked about that sole tarantula intake, too, but sometimes you just don’t want to know.

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