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:
Advocates 4 Animals specializes in working directly with high-kill shelters and pulling cats/dogs off of death row, literally in their last scheduled moments at the hands of shelter workers. A4A finds approved rescues and schedules boarding and transport to save the lives of countless death row pets. In addition, A4A works through their own network of volunteer foster homes to rescue/rehabilitate (social, emotional and physical) and adopt pets who were once death row shelter cats/dogs- into loving forever homes. We believe in COLLABORATION among rescue groups, shelters and the general public. It takes a team effort- from these groups, from volunteer transport drivers, volunteer foster homes, donors/sponsors, adopters....it takes us all working together to make miracles happen!