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:
Toby was rescued by A4A just in time! Can you believe this sweet little boy was a death row dog at a high-kill shelter? The shelter where Toby was located kills 99% of the pets who enter their doors...unless a rescue like A4A steps up to help! Toby was successfully rescued and transported with the help of several amazing volunteers to A4A. Upon his initial health check, it was found that Toby picked up parvo from his time at the shelter. A4A worked together with our volunteers and with Dr. Anna Wiebe, our amazing veterinarian- to heal Toby and in a very short time, Toby was an incredibly happy, healthy puppy- full of love and playfulness as every puppy should be. Shortly after that, Toby was adopted by Alex- where he now has a loving forever home to call his very own!