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Archive of posts published in the category: Essential Blog Reading

The Sheltering Crisis Hurts People, Too

Animal rescuers and shelter volunteers are already donating their time, their energy, their resources and their love to make our world a better place. They shouldn’t have to sacrifice their emotional well-being, too.

“All Good Christians, Disembark!”

Why Believing In People Helps Animals.

Redemption for Henry Bergh

After over 100 years of killing, the grassroots of the animal protection movement is finally waking up. Watch the trailer for a new documentary which will tell the story.

It’s Even Better Than You Think

Perhaps we shouldn’t sell ourselves short in terms of how far we have truly come. Rather than talk about the 35 or so communities which are saving more than 90%, maybe we should be talking about what potentially is hundreds of No Kill cities and towns across America.

What is True Euthanasia?

The animal lover’s unknowable question.

They Know What They Know

Some people claim that pet overpopulation is real. They do not have evidence to support it. They do not have data or analysis. They have no idea how many available homes there are (the demand side of the equation) as opposed to how many animals are killed but for a home (the supply side).

No Kill 2.0

Even as we succeed in more and more communities, we must not simply sit back and wait for the others to catch up. We must update our efforts to reflect the changing nature of the No Kill debate within our own movement. We must upgrade to No Kill 2.0 with open and loving arms. The animals who are currently falling through the cracks that continue to exist also deserve our protective embrace.

A False Debate

A No Kill shelter can be either “limited admission” or “open admission.”

Good Homes Need Not Apply

When people decide to adopt from a shelter—despite having more convenient options such as buying from a pet store or responding to a newspaper ad—they should be rewarded.

Unobvious Choices: The Animal Protection Movement’s Fourteenth Floor

Understanding the opposition to shelter reform and innovation.