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In most cities, puppies with ringworm are put to death. But Austin, Texas isn’t like most cities. There, they take them to offsite adoption events. Make the story of Austin, the story of your hometown: http://bit.ly/11qcz9q
We are celebrating a birthday. Ours!
This month, the No Kill Advocacy Center turns 10. And we are asking our supporters to celebrate with us by sending us just ten dollars. In many ways, we are still a young organization. But we have accomplished a lot in a very short period of time. Despite a fraction of the budget of the large national organizations, we have done what they have not: ended the killing in communities across the country.
Indeed, when we started, there was only one No Kill community. Today, hundreds of cities and towns across America have No Kill level save rates and every single one is using our No Kill Equation model of sheltering.
Help us build an alternative consensus to traditional sheltering models—one which is oriented toward promoting and preserving life; an alternative which seeks to create a future where every animal will be respected and cherished, and where every individual life will be protected and revered.
Please consider a birthday gift to the No Kill Advocacy Center today. In celebration of our 10th birthday, we are asking for just ten dollars. To make a donation in any amount, click here.
If you prefer to mail a check, please send to:
The No Kill Advocacy Center
6114 La Salle Ave. #837
Oakland CA 94611
If you cannot do so, support us in other ways:
- Every time you shop on Amazon, you do not pay anything extra, we do not get any information about you or what you bought, but once a month Amazon sends us a small percentage of the proceeds if you use the following link to get to Amazon: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-1648359
- When you eat “Rescue Chocolate,” you are helping to end the systematic killing of animals in shelters. Rescue Chocolate is the sweetest way to save a life. 100% of the net proceeds from the sale of Rescue Chocolate benefit the programs and services of the No Kill Advocacy Center: www.rescuechocolate.com
- Donate your old car 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 or click here.
Free to a good home!
Today only, the e-version of Redemption, No Kill Advocacy Center director’s Nathan Winograd's book about the No Kill revolution in America will be available for FREE anywhere in the world Amazon sells books:
You do not need a kindle if you first download the free Amazon kindle reading app which allows you to read it on any smartphone, PC or MAC, or e-reader by clicking here.
What are you doing July 11-12, 2015? Attending the national No Kill Conference in Washington, D.C. Save the date!
Last year, the national No Kill Conference was the must-attend, sold-out event of the year. Next year, we are doing it again!
In addition to two days of workshops with the most successful shelter directors, shelter veterinarians, animal lawyers, and No Kill advocates in the nation, attendees will receive a free DVD of the groundbreaking documentary, Redemption, a film by Nathan Winograd, about the No Kill revolution in America, a free No Kill Advocate’s toolkit, free books, a taste of Rescue Chocolate, and so much more.
Every dog has his day and August 3 belongs to No Kill Advocacy Center director Nathan Winograd. At Sunday’s sold out screening of Redemption, Austin City Council Member Mike Martinez read a proclamation declaring August 3 “Nathan Winograd Day” in the City of Austin for his role in helping it become the largest city in America saving better than 90% of shelter animals. The proclamation, signed by Mayor Lee Leffingwell, reads, in part, “We are pleased to recognize Mr. Winograd’s unwavering dedication and commitment to saving the lives of homeless pets, along with his work at the No Kill Advocacy Center, which have inspired Austin and cities throughout the country to dramatically increase shelter lifesaving.”
Free to Good (or Bad) Shelter:
A supporter who recently read Redemption, the book by No Kill Advocacy Center director Nathan Winograd about the No Kill revolution in America, wants to get it in the hands of shelter directors nationwide. She is offering to pay for them to get it free. We’re also throwing in a free CD with over 200 documents, including “how to” guides, sample policies and procedures, and more. If you are a shelter director and want a free copy of the book and CD, please send a letter on official letterhead to:
No Kill Advocacy Center
6114 La Salle Ave. #837
Oakland CA 94611
The fine print: No emails. U.S. addresses only. Only one per shelter. Under the terms of the grant, this offer does not apply to foster-based rescue groups. While supplies last.
The Ohio SPCA reports that they won a legal victory in Hocking County, OH, in a ruling that declares the use of the gas chamber illegal.
In ruling that it violates Ohio law, the Court of Appeals wrote, “the carbon monoxide method of euthanasia as the standard method of destruction of dogs does not immediately and painlessly render the dog initially unconscious and subsequently dead and is not humane.” This ruling could effectively end the use of gas killing in all of Ohio. The Ohio SPCA writes, “Guns have been silenced, engine exhaust stopped, and gas boxes and gas chambers dismantled!” Congratulations. Next step: bury the needles, too. A No Kill Ohio is within reach.
Photo: An animal lover helps destroy the Medina County, OH gas chamber earlier this year. You can, too!
At their national sheltering conference this year, HSUS’ Vice-President for Companion Animals admits that pet overpopulation is a myth; that there is a huge market for shelter animals that vastly exceeds the number of animals killed for lack of a home (17 million homes vs. 3 million killed); that we can adopt our way out of killing; and we should.
Though the supply-demand imbalance is actually even more pronounced in favor of the animals (they are using old data), nonetheless, HSUS says that it isn’t a question of ‘too many animals, not enough homes,’ but the need for increasing market share. Coming from HSUS, this is a revolutionary change, striking as it does, to the heart of the killing.
Watch the above 1 minute video excerpt where HSUS is finally making public the statistics revealed by the study, done on their behalf five years ago, showing how demand for animals exceeds the numbers killed in shelters (supply).
The whole 1 hour 10 minute video is available by clicking here.
Though No Kill advocates have endured years of ridicule and abuse for exposing the lie of pet overpopulation, one of its primary proponents is finally admitting that, in fact, it simply does not exist. The questions now become:
- Will HSUS begin to address the true causes of shelter killing?
- Will it force shelters to change the way they operate so that animals are kept alive long enough to get into those homes?
- Will they stop promoting and defending the practice of shelters killing animals when there are empty cages?
- Will they stop working to defeat laws that mandate all the programs and procedures that allow shelters to replace killing with alternatives?
- Will they stop telling shelters that they are free to keep killing, rather than implement those alternatives to killing?
So far, the answer to all those questions has been “No.”
The next time someone tells you that “no one wants to kill,” tell them about Aransas Pass, TX where the director has decided to stop all adoptions and kill them all instead: http://www.kztv10.com/news/aransas-pass-no-longer-adopting-out-animals/
If you want to tell the City what you think, you can do so here: http://wp.aransaspasstx.gov/city-administration/make-a-comment/