No Kill Declaration
Building true No Kill Communities around the globe is within our reach as a society and it is up to us, the local community members, taxpayers, and concerned animal welfare citizens, to push regressive shelters into the 21st century. We must stand up to political powers and shelter directors who continuously promote legislation that perpetuates killing instead of ending the needless practice of unnecessary killing once and for all. It is our belief that a better world for companion animals is within our reach. To date, over 25 former High-Kill Shelters have changed their thoughts and have worked hard to achieve No Kill Status- proving once again that our belief is realistic and attainable with the proper leadership and local community involvement. It may not be easy and we may have powerful forces attempting to stop us at each and every turn, but the eyes, hearts and souls of innocent shelter animals across the country are trusting us to stand up and fight for what is right. We need to be the voice for the voiceless. Lives are at stake – in fact over 4 million lives are at stake each year! Lives that can be saved with policies, legislation, dedication and collaboration among shelters and their communities. The march forward will not be easy and the stakes are incredibly high – but as as Margaret Mead stated, “Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed citizens to change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
To view the No Kill Declaration, please visit http://www.nokilldeclaration.org/
Featured Success Story: Tia
Could she be anymore adorable? Tia the torti-shell feline has a happy, forever home thanks to A4A. Once trying to survive as a stray all on her own, Tia was forced to dodge traffic, bullets, cruel humans who chased her and she had a hard time ever finding any food or shelter. She was terrified, lonely and seemed to have given up hope that a bright future might exist. Lucky for Tia- A4A stepped in and saved this adorable girl (and we feel so lucky to have met her too!). Even better? Tia was adopted into an amazing home! Since Tia’s adoption, Tia’s human family now volunteers regularly with A4A- helping with transports, as a volunteer foster home and with fundraisers. We are so happy to have Tia’s wonderful human family as a part of the A4A volunteer family!