Companion Animal Protection Act
The Companion Animal Protection Act was developed by the No Kill Advocacy Center as model legislation to guide communities to achieve No Kill Status. CAPA mandates that shelters implement proven lifesaving services and programs within their community – such as allowing Rescue Access to animals placed on the Kill list and providing transparency regarding shelter statistics. (Click here for more information – http://www.rescue50.org/pdf/rescue50capa.pdf )
The legislation is simple; it takes the unnecessary killing of healthy and adoptable companion animals out of the equation and introduces proven lifesaving programs. U.S. shelters have been left on their own accord and in turn have been directly responsible for the mass killing of over 4 million healthy adoptable companion animals each year. It is time to change the legislation and force shelters to implement the lifesaving programs that have helped guide over 25 communities within the U.S., including Austin, TX and Reno, NV to become true No Kill Communities. We cannot simply trust shelters, their directors, and beaurocratic powers to do the right thing and end senseless and needless killing of healthy adoptable companion animals- as history has shown us that instead of using their power to save the lives of animals that they pledge to help, they instead produce mass killing centers and refuse to implement current and proven lifesaving methods and programs for the animals. CAPA is necessary if we wish to instill true No Kill measures into U.S. Shelters.
To view both full and modified versions of the Companion Animal Protection Act and to find more information how you can introduce to the legislators in your local community, please visit http://www.rescue50.org/legislators.html
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Featured Success Story:
Literally just moments away from certain death at the hands of shelter workers (due to nothing more than the shelters minimum once a week “clean out”), A4A founders successfully pulled Lily from death row. Temporary boarding was arranged overnight while A4A worked hard to coordinate transportation to one of the volunteer foster homes. When Lily arrived to A4A, she was severely underweight and terrified. With lots of love and care from the A4A team, Lily began to thrive after just a few short days in her volunteer foster home. She soon learned how to walk on a leash, she rode in the car like a pro, she learned to play with toys- and she certainly showed us all that she loves everyone! Once Lily was healthy, spayed and socially/emotionally strong- she was quickly adopted by a loving family in Kettering, OH. Lily quickly made herself a part of the family and we couldn’t be happier for Lily and her adopters! Read more about their story here: The Benefits of Adoption Adult Dogs: Lily's Story