A proposed German law would require the socialization of dogs. California may ban the use of rodenticides responsible for killing mountain lions and bobcats. Detroit police continue to wantonly kill dogs. The U.S. Supreme Court may consider a case with enormous implications for shelter reform advocates. The number of communities in the 90% Club — an important milestone on the road to No Kill — is increasing. And finally, we celebrated three birthdays: mine, Henry Bergh’s, and the No Kill Advocacy Center’s.
In case you missed it:
- In addition to a ban on chaining, a proposed law in Germany will require people to take dogs out twice a day for walks, a run around the park, or some other outside time.
- The body of B-372, a bobcat, was found “under an oak tree in an Agoura Hills neighborhood…” She died of rat poisoning. AB 1788, a bill making its way through the California legislature, would significantly curtail the use of these poisons.
- Once again, a Detroit Police Officer kills a dog in the dog’s own yard behind a fence. The number of dogs killed is increasing, but so is the amount of money the City is paying out in settlements as video evidence contradicts the perjured testimony of those officers.
- The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to consider a case with enormous implications for shelter reform advocates.
The number of communities in the 90% Club — an important milestone on the road to No Kill — is increasing, including:
- Rifle, CO, reported a 97% placement rate for dogs and 95% for cats.
- Cedaredge, CO, reported a 100% placement rate for dogs and 97% for cats. For dogs, it’s part of the most exclusive club in the movement — those placing 99% or more of the animals.
- The shelter that serves both Clear Creek and Gilpin County, CO, reported a 99% placement rate for dogs, 90% for cats, and 100% for reptiles. For dogs and reptiles, it, too, is part of the most exclusive club in the movement.
- Likewise, Garfield County, CO, reported a 98% placement rate for dogs, 96% for cats, and 97% for rabbits and other small animals.
When the No Kill Advocacy Center started, mass killing in shelters was the norm. There was only one community that saved all healthy and treatable dogs, cats, community cats, rabbits, hamsters, gerbils, and all other shelter animals. It didn’t matter if they were young, old, blind, or missing limbs. They were all guaranteed a home and they all found one. That No Kill community was created by yours truly and we have succeeded in replicating its success in communities across the country. For the animals who live in those cities and towns and for the people who love them, we are making a life and death difference. Please consider a birthday gift to the No Kill Advocacy Center today.
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