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:
After being carelessly dumped on a country road, sweet Zelda suffered from severe malnutrition and she had to painfully drag her wounded leg behind her. Despite this cruel act by humans, Zelda was calm, gentle and sweet from the moment we met her. She held her tail high and purred when we first took her into A4A. She instantly knew she could trust us. From the very start, she loved to sit on our laps…she loved to be loved. After top of the line veterinary care, excellent nutrition and around the clock love and attention from her A4A volunteer foster home, Zelda made a full recovery and was adopted into the most loving home, to call her very own. She not only shares her forever home with incredibly wonderful humans, but also with four canines. Sweet Zelda always dreamed of having a forever home to call her own- a home where she is loved, cherished and welcomed. A happy ending indeed!