We hear from a lot of advocates that their efforts to encourage shelter reform in their communities are viewed as “attacks,” as if the subject of animal shelter reform is personal and not about accountability.
We realize that there are some communities in which a change in shelter leadership is likely the best way to reform a poorly performing shelter. We also realize that any form of constructive criticism, no matter how diplomatic, can be viewed as a personal attack. Fo
How many days should a homeless pet stay at an animal shelter before killing them? Earlier this year I was approached by a person who worked for a state lobbying organization and told (not even asked) “you would rather see a dog suffer in a kennel forever.” I replied by saying, killing and suffering in a kennel are not the only two choices for homeless pets in shelters. But I should have asked, “Which day is it OK to kill a homeless pet?” Which day is the day that killing a h
Anyone who has been involved in the No Kill Movement for any length of time has heard it repeatedly: Regressive animal shelters that refuse to implement the proven life-saving programs of the No Kill Equation accuse No Kill advocates of being "divisive." In a way, it is easy to see how they could feel that way. Most shelters, after all, have had free-rein to do as they will with the animals in their care since animal sheltering first became a thing in the USA. It could be eas