Two pet stores in San Diego have been ordered by a court to stop selling puppies. Another horse has died at Santa Anita in California. San Francisco is considering legislation to require the city pound to notify people before killing animals and give them the opportunity to rescue them. Communities in Virginia and North Carolina are joining the 90% Club, an important milestone on the road to No Kill. And finally, this week marked the 19th anniversary of the year No Kill went from the theoretical to the real.

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Additional communities are reporting annual statistics, increasing the number of cities and counties in the 90% Club, an important milestone on the road to No Kill. For example:

And finally, this week marked the 19th anniversary of the year No Kill went from the theoretical to the real. It started with five kittens in the parking lot of the animal shelter and ended with the achievement of the first No Kill community in the U.S., not only for dogs and cats, but for rabbits, mice, gerbils, hamsters, chickens, pigs, horses, cows, and others. It didn’t matter if the animals were young or old, social with people or “feral,” healthy, sick, injured, or traumatized; they were all guaranteed a home and they all found one.

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