But our old ways tell us that this is not possible. If we could save more animals, wouldn't we do it? We call it “euthanasia” to mean that we are ending suffering, not killing an animal who could otherwise lead a happy life. Maybe our old ideas are the problem. We are living in a time when we are called to change many of our old ideas, and this is one more area where we need reform.
The No Kill Advocacy Center celebrated their 9th birthday. It seems like this is taking a long time, but big change does take time. The annual conference was in August 2013, in Washington DC. Representatives from 44 states and 10 countries came! There are now more than 90 counties nationwide that have embraced “No Kill” and have a save rate of 90+%!
So what are these steps that can save 40-50% more lives?
Here is the No Kill Paradigm:
1. A Trap/Neuter/Return Program.
2. High Volume, low cost Spay/Neuter
3. Rescue Group Cooperation
4. Foster Care
5. Comprehensive Adoption Programs
6. Pet Retention Programs
7. Medical & Behavioral Programs
8. Public Relations/Community Development
10. Pro-Active Redemptions
11. A Compassionate Leadership
The statistics show that we averaged killing approximately 55% of the animals processed in Paulding, 200 animals per month. We don’t want this change to be delayed in Paulding, please join us and combine your voices with ours!
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