Angels of Assisi in Roanoke says aggressive efforts to find new homes for pets, especially cats, means the Regional Center for Animal Care and Protection has reached a no-kill status for the first time in its history. That means all animals survived except those that could not be rehabilitated for adoption. Over 90% of animals left the regional shelter in February with new owners. Executive Director of Angels of Assisi Lisa O’Neill, says she credits creative hard work and keeping adoptable cats out in the community, mainly in local PetSmart and PetCo stores, as the turning point.