No Kill Advocacy Center
From No Kill Advocacy Center director Nathan Winograd:

One morning after Tompkins County, NY became a No Kill community, a woman brought in a stray cat she had found. She explained to me how this was the first time she had ever brought an animal to the shelter. In the past, whenever she found an animal in need, she took the animal home. She explained how she often felt overwhelmed by the amount of animals she had to care for, but she didn’t have a choice because the shelter would have killed any cats she found and brought in, something she would never allow them to happen. She then expressed relief and gratitude that Tompkins County was now No Kill, and had a shelter she could turn to for help. 
How would you like to live in that kind of community? How would you like your bathroom to be your bathroom again, instead of a kennel for injured animals you’ve found? How would you like to wake up and drink a cup of coffee, rather than first spending an hour medicating sick animals you have found? Of course you can always still do those things, but it doesn’t have to all fall on you. 

Join us for a documentary film about the No Kill revolution in America, followed by a seminar on building a No Kill community. Coming to a theater near you. Click on the links for tickets:

- Albuquerque NM: http://bit.ly/1imaROu
- Atlanta GA: http://bit.ly/1ktZuos
- Austin TX: http://bit.ly/1m8chgh
- Boston MA: http://bit.ly/1jI8oxB
- Charlotte NC: http://bit.ly/1m8dILE
- Chicago IL: http://bit.ly/P3f7qG
- Denver CO: http://bit.ly/1nosnCi
- Fayetteville AR: http://bit.ly/Qnt83o
- Ft. Lauderdale FL: http://bit.ly/1iTYFkE
- Louisville (Shelbyville) KY: http://bit.ly/1hRMdRl
- Minneapolis, MN: http://bit.ly/1kXtdsN
- Phoenix AZ: http://bit.ly/Q9Yk6B
- Sacramento CA: http://bit.ly/1qEtiAu
- San Francisco (Palo Alto) CA: http://bit.ly/1t5s97k
- Troy MI: http://conta.cc/1iUoIcP
- Washington D.C.: http://bit.ly/1qYvkKg

Coming soon: Buffalo NY, Cleveland OH, Las Vegas NV, Los Angeles CA, Modesto CA, Nashville TN, New York NY, Norfolk VA, Pittsburgh PA, and Seattle WA.
For more information, go to: http://nokill.org
To watch the trailer: http://vimeo.com/48445902

From No Kill Advocacy Center director Nathan Winograd:

One morning after Tompkins County, NY became a No Kill community, a woman brought in a stray cat she had found. She explained to me how this was the first time she had ever brought an animal to the shelter. In the past, whenever she found an animal in need, she took the animal home. She explained how she often felt overwhelmed by the amount of animals she had to care for, but she didn’t have a choice because the shelter would have killed any cats she found and brought in, something she would never allow them to happen. She then expressed relief and gratitude that Tompkins County was now No Kill, and had a shelter she could turn to for help. 

How would you like to live in that kind of community? How would you like your bathroom to be your bathroom again, instead of a kennel for injured animals you’ve found? How would you like to wake up and drink a cup of coffee, rather than first spending an hour medicating sick animals you have found? Of course you can always still do those things, but it doesn’t have to all fall on you. 

Join us for a documentary film about the No Kill revolution in America, followed by a seminar on building a No Kill community. Coming to a theater near you. Click on the links for tickets:

- Albuquerque NM: http://bit.ly/1imaROu

- Atlanta GA: http://bit.ly/1ktZuos

- Austin TX: http://bit.ly/1m8chgh

- Boston MA: http://bit.ly/1jI8oxB

- Charlotte NC: http://bit.ly/1m8dILE

- Chicago IL: http://bit.ly/P3f7qG

- Denver CO: http://bit.ly/1nosnCi

- Fayetteville AR: http://bit.ly/Qnt83o

- Ft. Lauderdale FL: http://bit.ly/1iTYFkE

- Louisville (Shelbyville) KY: http://bit.ly/1hRMdRl

- Minneapolis, MN: http://bit.ly/1kXtdsN

- Phoenix AZ: http://bit.ly/Q9Yk6B

- Sacramento CA: http://bit.ly/1qEtiAu

- San Francisco (Palo Alto) CA: http://bit.ly/1t5s97k

- Troy MI: http://conta.cc/1iUoIcP

- Washington D.C.: http://bit.ly/1qYvkKg

Coming soon: Buffalo NY, Cleveland OH, Las Vegas NV, Los Angeles CA, Modesto CA, Nashville TN, New York NY, Norfolk VA, Pittsburgh PA, and Seattle WA.

For more information, go to: http://nokill.org

To watch the trailer: http://vimeo.com/48445902

Help us Prevent Dogs & Cats in California Shelters From Ending Up in Research Labs:
If passed, AB 2343 would allow (and in some cases require) shelters to give dogs and cats to for-profit companies to sell for any reason whatsoever. In the case of cats entering shelters without ID, shelters can adopt them out or give them to individuals who sell them the very moment the cat enters a shelter, the very day that animal becomes lost, and before a family even has the opportunity to recognize that their cat it missing. In other words, if your cat gets lost, loses his collar, and ends up at the shelter, you have no right to reclaim him if the shelter gives him to or adopts him out to someone else, including individuals who sell animals for profit.
How does it do this? Sec. 31752(b)(1)(B) of the proposed bill says that stray cats without identification can be adopted or transferred to a “rescue group” immediately. Subsection (g) then changes the definition of a “rescue group” to be for-profit or nonprofit. It can be a 501(c)(3) or an “entity” or a collaboration of individuals who sell dogs and cats. There is no requirement that the sale be for purposes of companionship. There are no standards of any kind for these for-profit individuals.



What might they sell animals for? According to one legal analysis, since state law preempts local laws, AB 2343 would potentially undo local laws that prevent shelter animals from being sold to research labs, thus allowing “bunchers” to do so. 
In short, companies which supply animals for research and dissection will have more rights to cats in California shelters than the cat’s human family. Dogs would be subject for sale as well after the holding period.
To read the analysis by a UCLA law professor: http://bit.ly/1jEvjK8
To read our letter in opposition: http://bit.ly/1hAYwHy
Please email the following legislators and implore them to reject AB 2343 (cut and paste the following to your “to” line of your email and ask for a “No” vote):

Assemblymember.Achadjian@assembly.ca.gov; Assemblymember.Levine@assembly.ca.gov; Assemblymember.Alejo@assembly.ca.gov; Assemblymember.Bradford@assembly.ca.gov; Assemblymember.Gordon@assembly.ca.gov; Assemblymember.Melendez@assembly.ca.gov; Assemblymember.Mullin@assembly.ca.gov; Assemblymember.Rendon@assembly.ca.gov; Assemblymember.Waldron@assembly.ca.gov

Here is sample language you can use (please feel free to cut and paste to your email): 

I am writing to urge you to vote No on AB 2343. AB 2343 loses sight of what is, in fact, one of the primary functions and mandates of a taxpayer funded, municipal animal shelter: to provide a safe haven for the lost animals of local people and a place where they can go to find them. Since their taxes pay for these services, families with cats deserve the same amount of time as families who share their homes with dogs to reclaim their companions. At the same time that the bill immediately divests a family of their cat, it allows shelters to immediately give these cats to others who could then sell them for a profit and sell them for any reason whatsoever, not just for purposes of companionship. This will put animals in harm’s way. Thank you.

Help us Prevent Dogs & Cats in California Shelters From Ending Up in Research Labs:

If passed, AB 2343 would allow (and in some cases require) shelters to give dogs and cats to for-profit companies to sell for any reason whatsoever. In the case of cats entering shelters without ID, shelters can adopt them out or give them to individuals who sell them the very moment the cat enters a shelter, the very day that animal becomes lost, and before a family even has the opportunity to recognize that their cat it missing. In other words, if your cat gets lost, loses his collar, and ends up at the shelter, you have no right to reclaim him if the shelter gives him to or adopts him out to someone else, including individuals who sell animals for profit.

How does it do this? Sec. 31752(b)(1)(B) of the proposed bill says that stray cats without identification can be adopted or transferred to a “rescue group” immediately. Subsection (g) then changes the definition of a “rescue group” to be for-profit or nonprofit. It can be a 501(c)(3) or an “entity” or a collaboration of individuals who sell dogs and cats. There is no requirement that the sale be for purposes of companionship. There are no standards of any kind for these for-profit individuals.

What might they sell animals for? According to one legal analysis, since state law preempts local laws, AB 2343 would potentially undo local laws that prevent shelter animals from being sold to research labs, thus allowing “bunchers” to do so. 

In short, companies which supply animals for research and dissection will have more rights to cats in California shelters than the cat’s human family. Dogs would be subject for sale as well after the holding period.

To read the analysis by a UCLA law professor: http://bit.ly/1jEvjK8

To read our letter in opposition: http://bit.ly/1hAYwHy

Please email the following legislators and implore them to reject AB 2343 (cut and paste the following to your “to” line of your email and ask for a “No” vote):

Assemblymember.Achadjian@assembly.ca.gov; Assemblymember.Levine@assembly.ca.gov; Assemblymember.Alejo@assembly.ca.gov; Assemblymember.Bradford@assembly.ca.gov; Assemblymember.Gordon@assembly.ca.gov; Assemblymember.Melendez@assembly.ca.gov; Assemblymember.Mullin@assembly.ca.gov; Assemblymember.Rendon@assembly.ca.gov; Assemblymember.Waldron@assembly.ca.gov

Here is sample language you can use (please feel free to cut and paste to your email): 

I am writing to urge you to vote No on AB 2343. AB 2343 loses sight of what is, in fact, one of the primary functions and mandates of a taxpayer funded, municipal animal shelter: to provide a safe haven for the lost animals of local people and a place where they can go to find them. Since their taxes pay for these services, families with cats deserve the same amount of time as families who share their homes with dogs to reclaim their companions. At the same time that the bill immediately divests a family of their cat, it allows shelters to immediately give these cats to others who could then sell them for a profit and sell them for any reason whatsoever, not just for purposes of companionship. This will put animals in harm’s way. Thank you.

Join us for a documentary film about the No Kill revolution in America. coming to a theater near you. Click on the links for tickets:
Albuquerque NM: http://bit.ly/1imaROu
Atlanta GA: http://bit.ly/1ktZuos
Austin TX: http://bit.ly/1m8chgh
Boston MA: http://bit.ly/1jI8oxB
Charlotte NC: http://bit.ly/1m8dILE
Chicago IL: http://bit.ly/P3f7qG
Denver CO: http://bit.ly/1nosnCi
Fayetteville AR: http://bit.ly/Qnt83o
Ft. Lauderdale FL: http://bit.ly/1iTYFkE
Louisville (Shelbyville) KY: http://bit.ly/1hRMdRl
Minneapolis, MN: http://bit.ly/1kXtdsN
Phoenix AZ: http://bit.ly/Q9Yk6B
Sacramento CA: http://bit.ly/1qEtiAu
San Francisco (Palo Alto) CA: http://bit.ly/1t5s97k
Troy MI: http://conta.cc/1iUoIcP
Washington D.C.: http://bit.ly/1qYvkKg















Coming soon: Buffalo NY, Cleveland OH, Las Vegas NV, Los Angeles CA, Modesto CA, Nashville TN, New York NY, Norfolk VA, Pittsburgh PA, and Seattle WA.
For more information, go to: www.nokill.org
To watch the trailer: http://vimeo.com/48445902
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P.S. 99% of the film is uplifting and while a small number of images may be difficult, they are not gratuitous. While I expect people who see it will experience a range of emotions, the primary ones they will come away with are hope, inspiration, empowerment, and well, redemption. In short, it is safe for animal lovers to watch.

Join us for a documentary film about the No Kill revolution in America. coming to a theater near you. Click on the links for tickets:

Coming soon: Buffalo NY, Cleveland OH, Las Vegas NV, Los Angeles CA, Modesto CA, Nashville TN, New York NY, Norfolk VA, Pittsburgh PA, and Seattle WA.

For more information, go to: www.nokill.org

To watch the trailer: http://vimeo.com/48445902

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P.S. 99% of the film is uplifting and while a small number of images may be difficult, they are not gratuitous. While I expect people who see it will experience a range of emotions, the primary ones they will come away with are hope, inspiration, empowerment, and well, redemption. In short, it is safe for animal lovers to watch.

Here is an offer you can’t refuse. No Kill Advocacy Center director Nathan Winograd is the author of four books, including three on animal sheltering in the U.S. He has made them all available for free download on Amazon this week. 
Redemption is available here: http://amzn.to/1iOeJY3
Irreconcilable Differences is available here: http://amzn.to/XTUmul
Friendly Fire is available here: http://amzn.to/12gHgNw
All American Vegan is available here: http://amzn.to/1hOFAzE
You do not need a Kindle to download them. You can read them on any computer, smartphone, or e-reader if you first download the free kindle reading App from Amazon: http://amzn.to/11JcJtl
And remember, every time you shop on Amazon, Amazon will donate a percentage of the proceeds of any sale to the No Kill Advocacy Center. You do NOT pay anything extra, we do not know who you are or what you bought, but at the end of the month, Amazon will send us a check if you use the following link when you shop: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-1648359

Here is an offer you can’t refuse. No Kill Advocacy Center director Nathan Winograd is the author of four books, including three on animal sheltering in the U.S. He has made them all available for free download on Amazon this week. 

You do not need a Kindle to download them. You can read them on any computer, smartphone, or e-reader if you first download the free kindle reading App from Amazon: http://amzn.to/11JcJtl

And remember, every time you shop on Amazon, Amazon will donate a percentage of the proceeds of any sale to the No Kill Advocacy Center. You do NOT pay anything extra, we do not know who you are or what you bought, but at the end of the month, Amazon will send us a check if you use the following link when you shop: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-1648359

From now until March 31, Amazon will not only donate a percentage of the proceeds of any sale to the No Kill Advocacy Center, but will add a $5 donation to us every time you shop. You do NOT pay anything extra, we do not know who you are or what you bought, but at the end of the month, Amazon will send us a check if you use the following link when you shop: 

http://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-1648359

From now until March 31, Amazon will not only donate a percentage of the proceeds of any sale to the No Kill Advocacy Center, but will add a $5 donation to us every time you shop. You do NOT pay anything extra, we do not know who you are or what you bought, but at the end of the month, Amazon will send us a check if you use the following link when you shop: 

http://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-1648359

HB 1116 and SB 865 have been introduced in Missouri. The bills would prohibit breed discriminatory laws such as those that target “pit bulls.” Today, animal control officers in Sikeston, MO take family dogs from people’s homes because of the way they look. In Springfield, MO, over 1,500 dogs have been killed as a matter of policy for the same reason. HB 1116/SB 865 would overturn these and similar anti-dog practices.
For a copy of the bill, click here. 
If—AND ONLY IF—you live in MO, please contact your legislators and ask them to cosponsor/support HB 1116 and SB 865. To find out who they are:
For your MO Senator, click here. 
For your MO Representative, click here. 
To learn more about this issue, click here.

HB 1116 and SB 865 have been introduced in Missouri. The bills would prohibit breed discriminatory laws such as those that target “pit bulls.” Today, animal control officers in Sikeston, MO take family dogs from people’s homes because of the way they look. In Springfield, MO, over 1,500 dogs have been killed as a matter of policy for the same reason. HB 1116/SB 865 would overturn these and similar anti-dog practices.

If—AND ONLY IF—you live in MO, please contact your legislators and ask them to cosponsor/support HB 1116 and SB 865. To find out who they are:

To learn more about this issue, click here.


"More than 40 people witnessed the demolition of the Medina County Animal Shelter’s gas chamber today in the parking lot of the Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals." Click here for the story.

Tragically, the gas chamber is still being used in shelters and states across the country. The No Kill Advocacy Center has model legislation to ban it: http://bit.ly/12y3YEw. We also have a step by step guide to getting legislation introduced and passed: http://bit.ly/1ezUM3K. With your help, we can end this barbaric practice across the U.S.
Webster’s dictionary defines euthanasia as “the act or practice of killing or permitting the death of hopelessly sick or injured individuals in a relatively painless way for reasons of mercy.” Unfortunately, in many animal shelters across the nation, animals are not being killed because they are hopelessly sick or injured, but rather out of convenience, as “population control.” In fact, millions of healthy and treatable animals needlessly lose their lives in our nation’s shelters every year, and for many of them, their lives are taken not in a “relatively painless” way, but in one of the most prolonged and excruciating ways possible: the gas chamber.

"More than 40 people witnessed the demolition of the Medina County Animal Shelter’s gas chamber today in the parking lot of the Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals." Click here for the story.

Tragically, the gas chamber is still being used in shelters and states across the country. The No Kill Advocacy Center has model legislation to ban it: http://bit.ly/12y3YEw. We also have a step by step guide to getting legislation introduced and passed: http://bit.ly/1ezUM3K. With your help, we can end this barbaric practice across the U.S.

Webster’s dictionary defines euthanasia as “the act or practice of killing or permitting the death of hopelessly sick or injured individuals in a relatively painless way for reasons of mercy.” Unfortunately, in many animal shelters across the nation, animals are not being killed because they are hopelessly sick or injured, but rather out of convenience, as “population control.” In fact, millions of healthy and treatable animals needlessly lose their lives in our nation’s shelters every year, and for many of them, their lives are taken not in a “relatively painless” way, but in one of the most prolonged and excruciating ways possible: the gas chamber.

Volunteers rallied to save a dog from being killed in Knox County, OH. In retaliation, the county suspended the volunteer program. Such a move by the county is a violation of the civil rights of the volunteers. A volunteer and rescuer not only has the First Amendment right to speak out against practices of a governmental entity, he or she also has a constitutionally protected right to demand that the government correct the wrongs that are identified. This includes the right to threaten to sue or to actually file suit against the shelter. In fact, that is what the volunteers should do: sue the dog warden, sue county commissioners individually, and sue the county. These are OUR shelters and we pay for them with OUR talk dollars and in a democracy, they are supposed to reflect OUR values. 
More info: http://www.nbc4i.com/story/25039975/knox-county-community-rallies-to-save-shelter-dog-from-euthanization
Section 1983 to the Rescue: http://bit.ly/STBP0B

Volunteers rallied to save a dog from being killed in Knox County, OH. In retaliation, the county suspended the volunteer program. Such a move by the county is a violation of the civil rights of the volunteers. A volunteer and rescuer not only has the First Amendment right to speak out against practices of a governmental entity, he or she also has a constitutionally protected right to demand that the government correct the wrongs that are identified. This includes the right to threaten to sue or to actually file suit against the shelter. In fact, that is what the volunteers should do: sue the dog warden, sue county commissioners individually, and sue the county. These are OUR shelters and we pay for them with OUR talk dollars and in a democracy, they are supposed to reflect OUR values. 

More info: http://www.nbc4i.com/story/25039975/knox-county-community-rallies-to-save-shelter-dog-from-euthanization

Section 1983 to the Rescue: http://bit.ly/STBP0B

New dates added for “Redemption,” our film about the No Kill revolution in America coming to a city near you this summer:
Minneapolis MN, June 6*
Palo Alto CA, June 11
Ft. Lauderdale FL,June 21
Nashville TN, June 25
Cleveland OH, June 29
Sacramento CA, July 10
Denver CO, July 12
New York NY, July 16
Boston MA, July 17
Washington D.C. July 26
Norfolk VA, July 27
Austin TX, Aug 3
Phoenix AZ, Aug 16
Atlanta, GA, Aug 21
Charlotte, NC, Aug 22
Fayetteville AR, Aug 23
Albuquerque NM, Aug 30
Troy MI, Sep 4
Modesto CA, Sep 20
Other dates to be announced for Chicago IL, Los Angeles CA, Buffalo NY, Louisville KY, Las Vegas NV, and Seattle WA. Most cities will include a post-screening presentation on building a No Kill community. RSVP info to follow in April. 

* For tickets to the first ever screening in Minneapolis, which will include an after party with red carpet, live band, and many of the people who appear in the film: www.animalarkshelter.org/redemption/

To learn more about the film: www.nokill.org
To watch the trailer: http://vimeo.com/48445902
To read the book on which the film is based: http://amzn.to/Z3cYwA
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P.S. 99% of the film is uplifting and while a small number of images may be difficult, they are not gratuitous. While we expect people who see it will experience a range of emotions, the primary ones they will come away with are hope, inspiration, empowerment, and well, redemption. In short, it is safe for animal lovers to watch.

New dates added for “Redemption,” our film about the No Kill revolution in America coming to a city near you this summer:

  • Minneapolis MN, June 6*
  • Palo Alto CA, June 11
  • Ft. Lauderdale FL,June 21
  • Nashville TN, June 25
  • Cleveland OH, June 29
  • Sacramento CA, July 10
  • Denver CO, July 12
  • New York NY, July 16
  • Boston MA, July 17
  • Washington D.C. July 26
  • Norfolk VA, July 27
  • Austin TX, Aug 3
  • Phoenix AZ, Aug 16
  • Atlanta, GA, Aug 21
  • Charlotte, NC, Aug 22
  • Fayetteville AR, Aug 23
  • Albuquerque NM, Aug 30
  • Troy MI, Sep 4
  • Modesto CA, Sep 20

Other dates to be announced for Chicago IL, Los Angeles CA, Buffalo NY, Louisville KY, Las Vegas NV, and Seattle WA. Most cities will include a post-screening presentation on building a No Kill community. RSVP info to follow in April. 

* For tickets to the first ever screening in Minneapolis, which will include an after party with red carpet, live band, and many of the people who appear in the film: www.animalarkshelter.org/redemption/

To learn more about the film: www.nokill.org

To watch the trailer: http://vimeo.com/48445902

To read the book on which the film is based: http://amzn.to/Z3cYwA

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P.S. 99% of the film is uplifting and while a small number of images may be difficult, they are not gratuitous. While we expect people who see it will experience a range of emotions, the primary ones they will come away with are hope, inspiration, empowerment, and well, redemption. In short, it is safe for animal lovers to watch.

Donate your old car to the No Kill Advocacy Center and get a tax write off, while helping end the systematic killing of animals in shelters. We handle everything; all you have to do is make the call: 1-888-205-3420. You can also do so online by clicking here.

Donate your old car to the No Kill Advocacy Center and get a tax write off, while helping end the systematic killing of animals in shelters. We handle everything; all you have to do is make the call: 1-888-205-3420. You can also do so online by clicking here.