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Q: How to get a High Kill Facility into a NO Kill Facility

March 2, 2009 | By Anonymous | 9 answers | Expired: 1961 days ago

Anonymous

Does anyone know how to get a high kill animal control facility into a no kill animal control facility??? There are soo many pets being put to sleep at our animal control and I was wondering how to change that. Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated!!

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Onlybadowners
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Mar 03, 2009

A high kill shelter is also an open admission shelter. No kill shelters turn dogs away, those dogs end up dropped off at a high kill shelter or on the street and picked up by a county worker to go to a high kill shelter. The shelter runs out of room because they are the only outlet because the no-kills are full, and then they take the heat for the death of all the dogs. The real culprits are people who don't get their animals spayed or neutered, irresponsible breeders, and those who don't take their lifelong responsibility to their dog seriously.
The best way to turn a high kill into a no kill is to promote spay neuter programs to bring down overpopulation, regulate breeding in the community, start a foster program, and enlarge the facility.
No one enjoys killing dogs, and the people who make the decisions about which dogs get to live and which have to die deserve admiration and respect. In many cases, they are volunteers who give up their personal lives to work in the kennels everyday. They frequently have a closer relationship to the dog they just sentenced to death than anyone else. Please avoid blaming the shelter for the scale of the problem and its limited resources.

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RMGriffith
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Mar 02, 2009

It is probably a matter of resources. You can try to help set up a fostering program which will free up some space and buy the fostered animals some time.

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Susan P.
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Mar 02, 2009

Nathan Winigrad is the leading expert on accomplishing this. Visit his web site and be shocked. He has done an amazing work and exposed the fraud of organizations that claim to protect animals. He has accomplished the goal of making shelters NO KILL in more than one location.

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