In February, the Lawrence Co Commission in Alabama awarded an $80,000 annual AC contract to Bobbie Taylor, whom the county had previously been paying $15 per animal for sheltering services. The controversial decision included an agreement that Ms. Taylor purchase and operate a new shelter within 6 months. She is currently using private property to house … Continue reading AL Shelter Under Investigation by Police
Transparency is a hallmark of the no kill movement. All shelters claiming to be no kill should either have their annual statistics posted online for everyone to see or provide them without delay upon request. Questions regarding the shelter's policies should be answered in a timely manner. Anything less is unacceptable. Although I have come across … Continue reading New Hampshire and No Kill
When we last checked in with the Humane Society of Fremont Co in Colorado, the place was a hot mess. State inspections revealed that the facility was killing animals before their legal holding period expired using inhumane methods, including heartstick, performed by untrained staff, leaving sick and injured animals to suffer without immediate vet care, housing cats in … Continue reading A Promising Start in Fremont Co Delivers Hope: An Interview with Douglas Rae
A public meeting of the Commerce city council in Texas was held last week. Dozens of people showed up in support of no kill, some planning to address the council during the public speaking portion of the meeting. They intended to speak about the needless killings at the Commerce pound. But they were denied that opportunity … Continue reading Commerce Mayor to Public Meeting Attendees Supporting No Kill: Shut Up and Get Out
I am taking a wee trip to Charlotte, NC to attend the premiere of this movie: at the Pease Auditorium at Central Piedmont Community College, 6pm. If you are also attending, please say hello. To see where the film will be shown in upcoming weeks, check this page.
Following the recent news that the city of Huntsville, AL is researching the No Kill Equation for possible implementation at the pound, the group No Kill Huntsville is engaging the community by putting up some digital billboards: Aubrie Kavanaugh of No Kill Huntsville writes: No Kill Huntsville continues to push local elected and appointed officials … Continue reading No Kill Advocacy via Media Outreach in Huntsville, AL
Praise Ponies, this is a nice thing to read: "When we talk about no-kill, we're not talking about a definition," says Aubrie Kavanaugh, a member of No Kill Huntsville. "We're talking about a culture." [...] "If they're healthy and treatable, let's not destroy those animals," Kavanaugh says. "We don't need to be spending our money … Continue reading Someone is Talking about Ending the Culture of Killing! In the South!
Regular readers are familiar with both UPAWS - Marquette County's open admission, no kill shelter in MI - and its Pet Promoter in Chief, Ann Brownell. For those who aren't, I asked Ann to preface her answers to my interview questions with a short bio. My questions are in bold and everything in italics was … Continue reading LOVE is Positive: An Interview with Ann Brownell of UPAWS, Part 1
The Wisconsin Humane Society took over shelter operations in Racine Co one year ago. In comparing 2012 to 2013, the Wisconsin Humane Society reports a number of changes: Animals are no longer killed as a means of population control. The number of live released animals nearly doubled. Financial donations were 14 times greater. All animals … Continue reading The Irresponsible Public Strikes Back – Times Two
While places like Union Co, NC continue to go moldy, communities all around the south are defying stereotypes and adopting progressive no kill protocols. In Spartanburg, SC, city ACOs used to pick up cats and take them to the pound where roughly 8 out of 10 would be killed. Area caretakers of feral cat colonies … Continue reading The South Will Rise