Where Do We Start?
I am often asked (perhaps not often enough) by friends, family and acquaintances in what way they might help advance the “no-kill” shelter philosophy and save the lives of adoptable animals that are unnecessarily destroyed. This sort of inquiry is not the problem.
The real problem lies deep within the minds of those who do not ask such questions and those who are generally indifferent to the killing of approximately five million dogs and cats in public facilities each year in the United States. My preference is to use the term “facility” in lieu of “shelter.” Words are very important and should reflect reality. A place where healthy, adoptable dogs and cats are intentionally killed cannot be a “shelter” under any definition.
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