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:
Toby was rescued by A4A just in time! Can you believe this sweet little boy was a death row dog at a high-kill shelter? The shelter where Toby was located kills 99% of the pets who enter their doors...unless a rescue like A4A steps up to help! Toby was successfully rescued and transported with the help of several amazing volunteers to A4A. Upon his initial health check, it was found that Toby picked up parvo from his time at the shelter. A4A worked together with our volunteers and with Dr. Anna Wiebe, our amazing veterinarian- to heal Toby and in a very short time, Toby was an incredibly happy, healthy puppy- full of love and playfulness as every puppy should be. Shortly after that, Toby was adopted by Alex- where he now has a loving forever home to call his very own!