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No Kill in Motion Panel Discussions Update

We're a little behind in sharing our latest panel discussions here which are on our Youtube channel and shared on Facebook. Interestingly, the discussion we had about Urkrainian pets and "pet shaming" in the U.S. got a lot of traction. Participating in the discussions are Davyd Smith of No Kill Colorado, Alan Rosenberg of the New Jersey Animal Observer, Shirley Marsh of Yes Biscuit and Aubrie Kavanaugh of No Kill Huntsville and Paws4Change.


Ukrainian Pets and American Shaming


We've all seen the footage of people fleeing the war in Ukraine with their pets - dogs on leashes and cats in carriers. But we've also seen those stories and images used to "shame" people in the U.S. for their level of commitment to their pets. Is this helpful or should we focus more on the extraordinary things we see? This panel discussion includes Davyd Smith of No Kill Colorado, Alan Rosenberg of the New Jersey Animal Observer and Aubrie Kavanaugh of No Kill Huntsville and Paws4Change.


To learn more about the Holodomor of WWII in Ukraine, please visit this website. https://holodomormuseum.org.ua/en/


If you'd like to support artists in Ukriane, you can purchase digital files like the one used at the end of this video through Etsy.

https://www.etsy.com/search?q=digital...


Pet Acquisition and Shelter Breeding


There's been talk lately - shockingly enough - of the idea of shelters breeding animals to meet public demand. What is the role of shelters in pet acquisition? Is it ever a good idea for this concept to even be considered by the sheltering industry? Our discussion runs about 9 minutes.


Nathan Winograd also covered this topic recently on Substack in "Winter is Coming." https://nathanwinograd.substack.com/p...


Revisiting Not Rocket Science and Huntsville, Alabama


It's been three years since Aubrie Kavanaugh published "Not Rocket Science: A Story of No Kill Animal Shelter Advocacy in Huntsville, Alabama." In this panel discussion we talk about why the book was published, how others can benefit from it and what's happening in Huntsville now (including some unfortunate news shared at the end of the video). Participating are Davyd Smith of No Kill Colorado, Alan Rosenberg of the New Jersey Animal Observer and Aubrie Kavanaugh of No Kill Huntsville and Paws4Change.


The book is available on Amazon and is priced to print which means no money is being made. https://www.amazon.com/dp/1792840365?...



A Conversation with James Evans of CARE about Narratives


In this episode of No Kill in Motion, Davyd Smith of No Kill Colorado speaks with James Evans who is the CEO of CARE – Companions and Animals for Reform and Equity. CARE prioritizes and amplifies BIPOC and other marginalized voices using narratives, research and community-centered investments. Dayvd and James talk about the CARE narratives which include • the story of Leslie, a retired police offer who was denied adoption 19 times before finally being able to adopt a dog • the story of Beunca, a community human an animal well-being leader, and • the story about Samantha, a person without a traditional home who rescued a dog We encourage everyone interested in the welfare of humans and companion animals to view this thought-provoking discussion which runs about 25 minutes.

The CARE website is at this link. https://careawo.org/


The videos of the narratives which James and Davyd talk about are at this link. https://careawo.org/narratives/