Pinehurst, NC—June 30, 2016—Kill No More, Inc., a North Carolina non-profit corporation, was recently established for the purpose of promoting a “no-kill philosophy” for all community animal shelters locally and elsewhere in North Carolina and raising public awareness of related homeless animal issues.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (“ASPCA”) estimates that approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter public shelters each year in the United States and that 96%, or 7.3 million are dogs and cats. The ASPCA also estimates over 35%, or over 2.5 million of these animals are killed in these public shelters. Many of these animals are mercifully euthanized for good reason but the vast majority, perhaps up to 90%, are killed because of (i) lack of space; (ii) stressful or unsanitary conditions inside the shelter making them sick and therefore subject to euthanasia; or (iii) subjective yet inaccurate evaluations of potential adoptability. In some areas of the country, more than 75% of animals entering public shelters are killed.