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The No Kill Advocacy Center is a leading national organization whose web site is packed with great information for No Kill advocates.


Founded by Nathan Winograd, who is largely responsible for the tremendous growth of the No Kill Movement, the No Kill Advocacy is a must-visit site for people interesting in changing the way shelters operate.




This is the official web site for the film Redemption: The No Kill Revolution in America. This award-winning documentary film takes Nathan Winograd's book, Redmption: The Myth of Pet Overpopulation And the No Kill Revolution in America and brings it to the big and small screen.


Whether or not you have read the book, you will be interested in seeing the film, which is now available for sale or rent at




No Kill learning not only has an engaging and interactive web site, including online learning tools for shelters interested in improving their save rates, they also offer shelter, community and leadership assessments and consulting services at reasonable rates.


They also developed and sell RescueSuite Software which can help shelters and rescue groups increase adoptions, raise money, and better engage their communities.




Want a list of the communities in the USA that are already saving more than 90% of the animals that enter their shelters? Then, this is the place for you to go. You can also get other great No Kill information on this very informative site.

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Redemption is the story of animal sheltering in the United States, a movement that was born of compassion and then lost its way. It is the story of the 'No Kill' movement, which says we can and must stop the killing. But most of all, it is a story about believing in the community and trusting in the power of compassion.


In this book, author Nathan Winograd described in detail the specific programs shelters can implement in order to end the killing of healthy or treatable pets. He also expains why some continue to refuse to do so.




The battle lines have been drawn: No Kill advocates on one side. Those who kill sheltered animals on the other. Can't we all just get along? Irreconcilable Differences says we can't because shelters act in ways which are the antithesis of the values most Americans hold dear. We are a nation of animal lovers. But the shelters we expect to save animals are instead needlessly killing about four million of them every year. Thankfully, animal lovers all over the U.S. are increasingly rejecting the excuses and blame shifting of shelter administrators used to justify that killing. And it is that rejection of the status quo, propelled by the American public's great love of companion animals, which is explored in this book's essays.



When animal lovers learn about the cruelty and killing that are rampant in U.S. shelters, and that national animal protection organizations such as the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) defend these shelters and thwart efforts at reform, the first and the most logical question they ask is: Why? Why are organizations which are supposed to protect animals the biggest defenders of the very shelters that systematically abuse and kill them? Exploring the historical, sociological and financial motivations behind the unlikely support these shelters receive from HSUS, the ASPCA and PETA, among others, Friendly Fire answers this confounding question while telling the stories of animals who have become catalysts for change: Oreo, Ace, Patrick, Kapone, Zephyr, Hope, Scruffy, Murray and many others. Contains graphic images. Black and white. There is also a full color edition.




First it was the Bloodhound, sensationalized in the dramatizations of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Then it was the Doberman, symbol of the Nazi menace. Today, it is the Pit bull that is vilified for the depravity of his masters. Today, police chase down fleeing Pit bulls in the street, firing dozens of wild shots in response to media-fed rumors of supernatural Pit bull abilities. Politicians coach and nurture this fear with their own brand of rhetoric used to assist in the passing of quick and ineffective legislation created to pacify communities ignorant of the real cause for dog attacks. Hundreds of animal shelters throughout the country kill all unclaimed Pit bull-looking dogs, as they are deemed "unadoptable" solely on their physical appearance.


This has occurred because the human/dog bond, the most complex and profound inter-species relationship in the history of mankind, has been reduced to a simple axiom: Breed of dog = degree of dangerousness. We have come to accept that hanging entire breeds of dogs in effigy for the sins of their owners is an acceptable solution to canine aggression because we have been placated by a Pit Bull Placebo.


Like the pharmacologically inactive sugar pill dispensed to pacify a patient who supposes it to be medicine, eradication of the Pit bull is the placebo administered to ease the public's anxiety about dog attacks. The book, The Pit Bull Placebo explores how our views and beliefs about canine aggression have changed over the last 150 years and how our perceptions about the nature and behavior of dogs has been influenced by persons and organizations who often times disseminate misinformation about dog attacks which is tailored to further a terrifying agenda.



Does a young person commit suicide every thirteen minutes in the United States? Are four million women really battered to death by their husbands or boyfriends each year? Is methamphetamine our number one drug problem today? Alarming statistics bombard our daily lives, appearing in the news, on the Web, seemingly everywhere. But all too often, even the most respected publications present numbers that are miscalculated, misinterpreted, hyped, or simply misleading.

This new edition contains revised benchmark statistics, updated resources, and a new section on the rhetorical uses of statistics, complete with new problems to be spotted and new examples illustrating those problems. Joel Best’s best seller exposes questionable uses of statistics and guides the reader toward becoming a more critical, savvy consumer of news, information, and data.

Entertaining, informative, and concise, Stat-Spotting takes a commonsense approach to understanding data and doesn't require advanced math or statistics.




"A lawmaker's primary concern is to be re-elected. Base your lobbying strategy on this simple reality, and you can win animal protection laws that are now only fantasies." Julie Lewin, NIFAA President & Trainer If you want laws and public policies benefit animals...and want to elect humane lawmakers...and want to lobby for animals and have it count... The key to your success is political action.


Despite the tremendous strides in public awareness over the last decade, laws and ordinances for the protection of animals remain tragically weak. The reason is shockingly simple: Animal advocates do not function politically. This book will show you how!

There are currently hundreds of communities across the USA whose shelters have stopped killing healthy or treatable pets. The shelters in your community can do that, too. If your community is not already No Kill, your shelters need to hear from you and your friends.... please get involved to save lives.

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