airwalk wrote:Additionally, the no-kill phrase tends to make people think that the facility never euthanizes, which is either again semantics or inhumane. Often "no-kill" shelters do, in fact, euthanize. If an owner brings in a dog that the facility doesn't think they can place, they will accept the animal under a "owner requested euthanasia" which then doesn't really count (in their statistics) or they are keeping animals way past the time that is humane and right or they are risking public safety.
iluvk9 wrote:We have a very popular and well liked shelter near us that is a no-kill shelter. I truly believe they fit the criteria for NO-KILL.
Little Shelter Animal Adoption Center, one of Long Island's oldest no-kill shelters, is dedicated to saving all companion animals whose lives are in jeopardy. Through rescue from kill facilities, rehabilitation of sick and un-socialized pets, and a 100% spay/neuter program, Little Shelter hopes to end pet overpopulation and place all dogs and cats in loving homes. Located in Huntington, Little Shelter is the only animal organization outside New York City that is a member of the Mayor's Alliance.
Also, check out their sanctuary:
Megan Welch wrote:So I found this kind of interesting. I work as an animal control officer and had to contact a few different agencies for finiacial assistance for someone in the town I work in. I ended up contacting the "Pet Fund". Long story short I guess there is a fund called Maddies fund which has "millions" of dollars to fund humane societies that claim they are no kill shelters. The lady that I was talking to was saying that I should try to turn our shelter (we don't even have a shelter, we use a neighboring communities) into a no kill shelter to get lots of money to help with finaces. It is possible that many humane societies participate in this fund to get finicial help. I know very little about this fund and am only basing this on what she said.
Just thought it was very interesting.
airwalk wrote:Joyce, while I appreciate what you're saying, if that shelter has the ability to stop taking animals in when they are full and/or they accept certain animals for adoption and others for owner requested euthanasia because the animal doesn't meet their criteria for adoptability, then I don't agree about it being a no-kill. Additionally, if the entire community isn't no-kill, then it is, in my humble opinion, nothing but a marketing ploy.
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