Category Archives

Archive of posts published in the category: Best Friends

Cruelty and Indifference at the Hillsborough County Pound

Two dogs are dead this week because of the gross indifference and incompetence of the…

When No Kill Isn’t: Henderson, NV, Edition

The Henderson, NV, animal shelter reported that it achieved a record high placement rate in…


What Pixar’s masterpiece says about how far the No Kill movement has come, how far…

4,000 No Kill Communities?

Almost weekly, my Google alert is telling me of another community that has achieved No…

Speaking for the Puppies of Los Angeles

  From the No Kill Advocacy Center: Los Angeles Board of Animal Services Commission Department…

Rolling Back the Clock

These groups have become lobbyists for animal shelters, rather than lobbyists for the animals those shelters kill.

In Defense of “Keyboard Advocates”

By advocating with a keyboard, we can change hearts, minds, laws, and policies.

Best Friends Drops the Ball in Wisconsin

Seeks to weaken protections for shelter animals.

Frankenstein’s Monster

Ed Sayres, the former president of the ASPCA, has been hired by the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council, an industry lobbying group that supports puppy mills and fights animal protection legislation to curtail the abuse and sale of puppy mill dogs. This news is no surprise.

NKLA Sweeps Feral Cats Under the Rug

Study, rhetoric, fundraising, but no solutions for feral cats. No more coalitions that say you can’t criticize those who allow the killing to continue, that delay lifesaving long enough for memories of bold promises to fade, that assume every community in every city takes five magical years to get to No Kill, and that have endless resources but refuse to use them fully for their intended purpose.