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:
Sasha was an owner surrender at a high-kill shelter with just moments to live. As a pit-bull mix Sasha wasn't given much time at the shelter. When A4A learned about Sasha we immediately arranged transport to bring her safe and sound to an A4A volunteer foster home. Upon entering the rescue Sasha was timid and scared the first night...but after that her true personality showed through! Sasha loves to play, go for runs, go for walks (she was perfect on a leash), she can give "high-5's" upon request, she loves to snuggle....she dazzles everyone who meets her. After just a short time with A4A Sasha was adopted into a loving family to call her very own. Sasha found her dream home- and the family found their dream dog. It was a perfect match indeed!