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Humane Education Leads to Progress
For Informed Dog Owners

Vision Statement: We envision a society free from discrimination, where responsibility, education, love and compassion allow humans to fully respect and understand man's best friend.

Friday, July 25, 2008

New source for No Kill community

Happy Friday! I first heard about the new website http://www.thenokillnation.com/ on KC Dog Blog. Also, I recently finished reading Nathan Winograd's book - "Redemption: The Myth of Pet Overpopulation and the No Kill Movement in America". What an amazing book! It tells the history of animal shelters in America and how many of the shelters that were started to be a safe haven, have instead become the place where many animals simply go to be killed. I know that sounds harsh but calling what many shelters do to animals "euthanasia" is not, in fact, euthanasia. It is killing, pure and simple. Thankfully, there is a solution and Mr. Winograd does an excellent job explaining what went wrong and how we all can participate in changing the status quo. I encourage everyone to pick up a copy of this book, available through Amazon and other places on his website.

The No Kill Nation website describes its vision as: " ... to create a portal for an online community of caring people who are working to see a day when no savable animal is senselessly killed in an animal shelter. Each and every person who cares about companion animals has a role to play in helping our nation reach this goal." It's a fantastic gathering place of contributors from various organizations around the country and a place to share ideas, etc.

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