Monthly Archives: August 2009

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Revisiting the No Kill Equation

Two decades ago, the concept of a No Kill community was little more than a dream. Today, it is a reality in many cities and counties nationwide and the numbers continue to grow. And the first step is a decision, a commitment to reject kill-oriented ways of doing business. No Kill starts as an act of will. The next step involves putting in place the infrastructure to save lives.

NHS Wants You!

If you have strong leadership skills, a passion for saving lives, and a commitment to the No Kill philosophy, the Nevada Humane Society (NHS) invites you to apply to become a key player at one of the leading No Kill animal shelters in the country.

No Kill News from Around the Country

HSUS: Dog abusers deserve a second chance, but not the dogs they abuse, S.F. animal lovers continue fight for No Kill, NHS looks for dog lover with passion for saving lives, No Kill Equation invades Australia, and going under the radar.

HSUS Spokesman Michael Vick: ‘Not My Fault’

Michael Vick has stated that he is not responsible for the brutal abuse and killing of dogs. According to ESPN, Vick told a crowd of about 250 to “use me as an example for your dreams.” Vick also told them that after accomplishing his goals he “allowed someone who didn’t have my best interests at heart to take all that away from me,” according to a release from the school.

Riding on Vick’s Bloodstained Coattails

Wayne Pacelle, the CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, says the American people—like HSUS itself—should not only forgive Michael Vick, we should embrace him. But where’s the quid pro quo?

Down the Rabbit Hole

After almost twenty years working to reform the humane movement, to bring it back to its original mission of saving lives, I have experienced many unexpected and heartbreaking moments of animals being betrayed by their so-called protectors. But last week was especially brutal, when not only the Humane Society of the United States, but other national groups released statements either supporting the reinstatement of Michael Vick, the most notorious animal abuser of our time, into the National Football League (NFL).

When all that stands between death and freedom…

The award-winning documentary which was inspired by the book, Fifteen Legs, tells the story of heroes who go the extra mile (often thousands of miles) to save the lives of dogs and cats from shelters that kill. It is now airing on PBS stations across the country and includes extended commentary by me.