We Are a No Kill Nation Saving Lives Thu, 18 Jun 2009 20:01:52 +0000 http://backend.userland.com/rss092 en Good News from Austin (from Fix Austin) Hello all, Tonight was an historic evening at the Austin Animal Advisory Commission. For the first time ever, the Commission unanimously voted to recommend that Town Lake Animal Center adopt programs and policies that have ended unnecessary shelter killing in other communities. Among the recommendations were that TLAC implement ... /?p=1204 Is the Customer Ever Right at SF Animal Care and Control? Another agency Doing It Wrong: I live in San Francisco, where I've worked for two nonprofit shelters. People in my circles come to me with their animal questions. Most of my experience is in the sheltering, rehabilitation, and adoption side of things rather than redemption. So, when asked, I repeat the ... /?p=1201 Victory in Shelby County, Kentucky One county in Kentucky is getting positive press this week for becoming the first No Kill county in the state. This Saturday Shelby County celebrated the first full year of No Kill meaning they have saved every animal that could be treated or rehabilitated. What's their key to success? Hard work ... /?p=1198 Saying goodbye … sort of To my Friends and Readers, I am honored and humbled to share with you the news that I have been offered and accepted the position of the CEO of the Pennsylvania SPCA. It gives me a feeling of incredible hope for the future that the Board of Directors has taken the ... /?p=1195 Breed Ambassador: Bastardized The idea sounded like a good one. In an effort to make some sense of the slaughter of pit bull after pit bull in shelters across the country and develop pit bull adoption programs where there were none, Breed Ambassador programs were created to showcase the best of the best. Breed Ambassadors ... /?p=1122 It’s a Wonderful World: The No Kill Conference Keynote Address A deep thank you to all who made the No Kill Conference in Washington DC a tremendous success. We had representatives from 37 states, the District of Columbia, and six countries (the United States, Canada, Australia, Sweden, France, and Thailand). Thank you to the attendees, to the speakers, to the ... /?p=1112 The No Kill Conference 2009 an Amazing Success Almost a year ago I started The No Kill Nation website in the hopes that it could become a voice and a resource for No Kill advocates from across the country and the world. To get the site going we started by asking people to contribute answers to the question: What ... /?p=1077 Taylor’s Ghost in the Killing Machine As No Kill proponents, we ask ourselves over and over again: why such resistance from the shelter management establishment both in public animal control agencies and in nonprofit humane societies and SPCAs? Fifteen years after Richard Avanzino pioneered the elements of the No Kill Equation, what stops others in the ... /?p=1073 Maddie’s Awards $474K to Berkeley Alliance for Saving All Healthy & Treatable Shelter Pets Maddie's Fund® has given the Berkeley Alliance for Homeless Animals Coalition (BAHAC) a $474,000  Maddie's®Lifesaving Award* for achieving and maintaining an adoption guarantee for healthy and treatable shelter dogs and cats in Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville and Piedmont, California. The Berkeley Coalition is the first in California to achieve community-wide no-kill status (saving all ... /?p=1070 Transforming Your Community   The first step to building a No Kill community is rebuilding your relationship with the community. And that is done by showing them that you are true to your mission. Two years ago, in January 2007, as part of a top-down assessment of the agency, I did a series of ... /?p=1020