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:
After being severely burned on his ears, paws and face and badly beaten, Mondo was turned into a local high-kill shelter when an area resident found the near lifeless feline. Mondo was in need of immediate medical care, not to mention he was terrified of humans- and rightfully so. The shelter sent out an alert, as they did not have the funds to provide the medical care that Mondo needed. Advocates 4 Animals responded and arranged for a successful rescue of Mondo. In addition to ongoing veterinary care and top of the line nutrition, Mondo received one on one rehabilitation- for his emotional, social and mental well-being. Mondo had his own private bedroom in one of our wonderful A4A volunteer foster homes- where volunteers worked with him day and night, to gain his trust. After just one month, Mondo was no longer hiding in the corner- instead, he was sitting on his foster families laps, purring and loving every morsel of food and every bit of attention he was receiving. Veterinarians did not think Mondo’s facial hair would ever grow back- but miraculously, it did! Mondo was adopted by a loving family in Huber Heights, OH where he is the king of the household! We couldn’t be more proud of Mondo and we are incredibly happy for both Mondo and for his forever family- what a purr-fect life!