The State of the No Kill Nation - Word P...
“We’re taking him to a shelter,” she says. I frown. “It’s a No Kill,” she assures me with a bright smile. “How do you know?” I ask. “Because they told me.” Where to start? I wonder.  This conversation encapsulates what we have yet to accomplish, but also how far we’ve come in the...
Cultural Shift in Progress - Sept 29th N...
The September 29th, 2008, issue of the New Yorker includes an article about Leona Helmsley’s leaving a fortune to her dog, Trouble. Despite the author’s moderate hostility to the about the idea leaving large bequests for animals, several paragraphs are spent talking about the idea of using...
Another Perspective on Hard-to-Place Pet...
That some animals are more difficult to place in homes than others is a truism. I believe that we sometimes fall into a strange trap when we make guesses about which ones are “difficult”: underestimating of the complexity of human psychology. I witnessed a fascinating example of this while volunteering...
When is No Kill not No Kill addendum...
Stick through the commercial to watch San Diego 6 coverage of the Escondido Humane Society’s recent decision to remove its self-applied No Kill label:
Trusting the Public...
Among the less constructive policies some organizations have established is the requirement that adopters return a pet to that group, whether rescue or shelter, should they have to give up the animal. Though I agree that shelters and rescues should take back immediate no-goes, as in the case where unanticipated...
When is No Kill not No Kill? Say that te...
Just recently the Escondido Humane Society announced it is removing the “no-kill” designation from its stated mission and literature.  The original article covering this piece of news is a fascinating reflection of the current divide between animal advocates and traditional sheltering propaganda....
The Laws that Bind...
When we talk about the No-Kill movement, we often find ourselves fighting against the status quo. We’re fighting against the people who say this is how we’ve always done it, and even though it’s not working and never has, if we stay the course, it will work. But it doesn’t. What we don’t spend...
Petaluma, CA Feral Cats at Risk...
Since passing the feral cat ordinance in 2004, Petaluma has been trapping and killing feral cats by the hundreds each year. The cats have been banned from all City parks and a block from any city parks; All wetlands (the Petaluma river runs through the city) and half a mile from any wetlands. City post...
The State of the No Kill Nation - West V...
The No-Kill movement has taken off across the country! In every community, folks are embracing this humane concept of zealously and passionately saving lives, instead of taking the much easier route to eliminate homeless pets, by simply killing them. Thanks to Nathan Winograd and No Kill Movement, animal...
No Confidence in Los Angeles...
No Confidence in Los Angeles - Written by Nathan Winograd and originally published on The No Kill Blog’s News from the Sheltering World More than half of all Los Angeles Animal Services (LAAS) staff have filed a petition with both the Mayor and City Council asking that the General Manager be removed...

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