Monthly Archives: November 2009

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Understanding Oreo’s Law

Following the tragic killing of an abused dog by the ASPCA in New York City, despite the offer of a No Kill sanctuary to guarantee her lifetime care, two New York State legislators have introduced a bill to prevent this from happening again. Named after the dog sacrificed to expediency by the ASPCA, “Oreo’s Law” would make it illegal for a shelter in New York State to kill an animal if a rescue group or No Kill shelter is willing to save that animal’s life. By seeking to limit what is now the almost unrestrained power to kill animals by shelters, and because it empowers those who want to save animals from those who are threatening to kill them, Oreo’s Law is central to the fight for a No Kill nation.

Irreconcilable Differences is Here!

It’s here! The follow-up and companion to Redemption: The Myth of Pet Overpopulation & The No Kill Revolution in America,” the most acclaimed book on animal shelters ever written. Irreconcilable Differences is exclusively available through

Betrayal at the ASPCA

Over the last several days, the ASPCA’s killing of a dog named Oreo has ignited a furor among animal lovers nationwide. The ASPCA tried to justify it by claiming she was aggressive. But the question of whether or not Oreo was beyond rehabilitation is merely a side story to the most significant issues raised by Oreo’s execution.

A Moment of Recognition & Catharsis

I received a letter in the mail today from a shelter director who attended my seminar on “Reforming Animal Control” at the No More Homeless Pets Conference in Las Vegas. There is a lot of commentary I can add to the letter, but I am going to just let it speak for itself.

When My Inner Dog Barks

No Kill, Marriage Equality, Karl Rove, Cross Dressing, and the Fly. I believe that you must embrace compassion wherever and however it presents itself. That is who I am. And that is what I will promote publicly and privately. What’s all the Fuss?

Building a No Kill Minnesota

Please join me as I deliver the keynote at Animal Ark’s Holiday Gala in the Twin Cities. Proceeds benefit the programs and services of Minnesota’s premier No Kill shelter. Everyone who attends will receive a free copies of both of my books: Redemption and Irreconcilable Differences.

While Rome Burns, Emperor Pacelle Strums His Lyre

As scandals involving abusive animal control officers and shelter workers erupt nationwide, HSUS calls for “National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week.”

Join the No Kill Revolution

The Nevada Humane Society, one of the most successful No Kill shelters in the country, is reopening its search for an Associate Director. If you have strong leadership skills, a passion for saving lives, and a commitment to the No Kill philosophy, NHS invites you to apply to become a key player at one of the leading No Kill animal shelters in the country. Nevada Humane Society is now accepting applications for: ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR. Prior sheltering experience is not required.