The animal shelter in Spokane, WA, is required by contract “to restrict euthanasia to only those cases in which the animal in the care of the facility is found to be in the process of dying or determined by a licensed veterinarian or animal behavioral specialist to suffer from an irremediable prognosis.” And it shows. The shelter posted a 98% placement rate for dogs, 94% for cats, and 99% for rabbits and other animals.

Genesee County, MI, residents voted to raise millions of dollars by taxing themselves to fund animal shelter services. Casper, WY, may criminalize compassion. Spending on companion animals is booming despite an economic downturn. If we act now, we can protect animals as an eviction crisis looms. Marc Ching and Steffen Baldwin, well-known movement and beloved “animal activists,” face corruption allegations. Abused puppies are returned to their abuser by an equally abusive pound. The number of communities in the 90% Club — an important milestone on the road to No Kill — is increasing. And finally, police officers are not being held accountable when they illegally kill dogs and then perjure themselves to cover it up. But families are starting to fight back and they are winning million dollar verdicts.

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The number of communities in the 90% Club — an important milestone on the road to No Kill — is increasing, including:

And finally, police officers are not being held accountable when they illegally kill dogs and then perjure themselves to cover it up. But families are fighting back and winning million dollar verdicts. Dogs are family. And dogs have rights. Likewise, officers deserve the tools they need to do their jobs safely, effectively, and humanely (and to be held accountable by firing and criminal prosecution for perjury and animal abuse when they intentionally fail to do so).

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