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Shelter Reform

The key to any successful initiative is to get informed – Building a No Kill Community is no different.  The better prepared you are for this journey, the more likely you will be in getting your local shelter to adopt and implement the No Kill Equation, legislators to consider legislation such as CAPA, and encouraging community members to rally around your initiative and demand change.  Shelter reform is not an overnight process and in most cases, will require legislative efforts and the support of your local community’s county commissioners.  Taking on the status quo in any situation is an uphill battle.  Be prepared to counter opponents of your vision with statistics, information and case studies of other communities who have adopted successful No Kill policies.  It is also imperative to have community support on your side.  County Commissioners may not listen to one concerned citizen, but when a large group of their constituents talk, they are bound to listen.  Again, knowledge is power – the more informed you are, the more likely you are to end the daily unnecessary killing of innocent animals in your area. 

To learn more about Shelter reform and specific steps you must take to begin in your community, please visit http://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org/shelter-reform/

Featured Success Story

Featured Success Story: Helen

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Helen was rescued from a terrible hoarding situation. The home was being foreclosed on and there were countless varieties of un-fixed animals living in filth. Due to severe eye infections that were left untreated for years, Helen was blind at the time of her rescue. A4A worked directly on the case and took in the eight most severe felines needing assistance. A4A then arranged for successful rescue and transport of every pet in the home- working together with other area no-kill rescue organizations. Helen had a long list of health issues upon her arrival- but received the very best in veterinary/medical care- and of course in love, attention and play time in her A4A volunteer foster home. Due to Helen's severe health issues, she became a life-long member of A4A. She loved to play with cat toys that made noise so that she could track them-- she was fast, playful and she loved everyone. She purred and sat on laps every chance she had. She found every spot of warm sunlight that flooded through the large windows in her A4A home- enjoying every moment of sunbathing possible. Helen lived a happy, healthy life for just over a year after her rescue. Sadly, she succumbed to her lingering health issues. She is greatly missed by everyone at A4A- and all who had the pleasure of meeting her. Helen showed us all that blindness does not equal saddness or limitations in anyway. She did not let her disability stop her- she enjoyed every moment of life- always happy, always welcoming, always purring.