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: 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!