Animal welfare & successful, no-kill strategies

And speaking of “choices,” my life-transforming book recommendation is “Redemption  The Myth of Pet Overpopulation & the No Kill Revolution in America” by Nathan J. Winograd, 2007; ISBN 13:978-0-9790743-1-8.  Also,www.TheNoKillNation.org & Make No Kill a reality in your community:http://bit.ly/acuTp7   Take the Audio/Visual tourhttp://bit.ly/LhMakp   No Kill 101Preparehttp://bit.ly/sVSA02   Educatehttp://bit.ly/H8hfc1  Fight: http://bit.ly/vbeJ22   Win: http://bit.ly/gujLGB   The methods above have been proven to save lives. If you have access to the shelter/animal control employees, their email addresses, etc at these facilities, please share this information with them too, so they learn more about all of these life saving methods too.   www.JustOneDay.ws/ For Just One Day, “Euthanasia Technicians” will put down their syringes & pick up cameras. Instead of injecting animals with lethal doses of sodium pentobarbital, they will photograph them & post them on the Internet, on Facebook, on twitter. In 2013, they marketed their animals to the public, they reached out to rescue groups, they hosted adoption events with discounted rates, they stayed open for extended hours, & they asked their communities to help them empty the shelter the good way.  Instead of going into body bags in freezers, the animals went out the front door in the loving arms of families. At the end of the day, the shelters were emptier than when the day started. And, no one had to die in order to make that happen.  The No Kill Advocacy Center, Animal Ark & Animal Wise Radio teamed up to offer shelters the tools they need to be successful; & www.DogsForLife.org & http://bit.ly/PtOEfp;& learn how Fix Austin transformed their city from a high-kill methodology to one that embraced the No Kill Equation, & learn what you can do in your community to achieve similar results (if your animal-control personnel aren’t interested in saving animals’ lives):  http://vimeo.com/17082669     “No Kill nation is inevitable.”  … “No Kill nation we can immediately achieve.”  … “No Kill is the only legitimate standard for animal sheltering.”

11 proven-effective, No-Kill strategies:

[1] hire a compassionate shelter director who believes in & fully implements:

[2] an openadmission animal-control shelter;

[3] the number of people adopting or redeeming their lost dogs or cats;

[4] partnerships with rescue groups; [5] public relations/buyin/public-friendly community involvement;

[6] the recruitment, training, retaining & celebration of an active volunteer base;

[7] a comprehensive adoption program;

[8] increasing the number of foster homes;

[9] providing medical rehabilitationfor hurt/sick/young animals & behavior-socialization training for pet owners — to encourage pet retention;

[10] highvolume, low–cost spay/neuter &

[11] Trap/Neuter/Release of feral cats ….”

Thank you, All, for helping precious animals – by doing your part every day (e.g., by e-forwarding pet messages, adopting, fostering, rescuing, sheltering, advocating, transporting, providing pet-wellness & veterinary services, donating, volunteering with Trap/Neuter/Release of feral cats & caring) – that will help get us quickly to a No Kill Nation.   related information:  Creative way to encourage pet adoptions: www.RSPCA.org.UK/media/news/story/-/article/EM_Cats_rehomed_thanks_to_Christmas_carol_video_Jan12 (& then scroll downward to click the arrow in the middle of the page to start the video).]   Also, from another source:  there are approximately 45 cats & dogs for every person born.   Only 1 out of 10 dogs born ever get a home.  Only 1 out of 12 cats born ever find a home.  Approximately 800 dogs & cats are KILLED each HOUR in the United States, because there are not enough homes for them!  Please SPAY & NEUTER!  If looking for a pet, please rescue instead of buying from a breeder or a pet store.   Free online, award-winning documentary on the homeless pet crisis in our city & our country:  www.OHTH.org (including pet-care films in English & Spanish).

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