The No Kill Conference just happened last week.
A few highlights:
Nathan Winograd keynote speech.
“There are over 500 cities across the country saving over 90%, 95%… Even 97%, 98% and 99% of their open admission shelter population. What are you waiting for?
“Whether a rescuer, shelter director, or activist, YOU can make a difference!”
In June, the No Kill Advocacy Center sponsored Just One Day where more than 10,000 pets were adopted in just one day (June 11) all over the country. Each year they ask shelters across the country to put down their euthanasia needles for a day and instead adopt animals out. And if they can do it for one day, they can do it for another and another.
But PETA says to leave the shelters alone and refuses to stop killing for even one day.
PETA has been getting some interesting coverage due to their high kill rates and unwillingness to adopt out healthy and adoptable pets.
“As word spreads about PETA’s high use of euthanization, the animal-rights group itself could become the subject of protest. If PETA cannot commit to the “no kill” philosophy practiced by organizations in the pro-animal community, it will forfeit the moral right to speak out about others’ inhumane actions.”
Watch a film all about the benefits of adopting a shelter pet…
SHELTER ME is an entertaining and uplifting film series about shelter pets improving the lives of those who adopt them. Hosted by actress Katherine Heigl, SHELTER ME celebrates the human-animal bond with positive, uplifting stories about shelter pets and their new homes. Every year, 3-4 million dogs and cats are euthanized in America’s shelters. SHELTER ME focuses on the success stories to bring more people into the shelters to give these incredible animals a second chance.