Abuse an animal; go to jail? Legislation introduced in Illinois would allow judges to appoint an attorney advocate for animals in cruelty cases. PETA tells Ontario NOT to relax their ban on “pit bulls.” A Kentucky bill to allow veterinarians to report abuse has passed the senate. Fluvanna County, Montgomery County, James City County, and Williamsburg, Virginia, report placement rates as high as 98-100%. The San Francisco city shelter stops violating the constitutional rights of critics. 132 years ago this week, Henry Bergh, the founder of the first SPCA in North America, died. When an animal rights group stormed a Joe Biden event with a sign that said “Let Dairy Die,” a study suggests they hurt, rather than helped, cows. And No Kill 101, the latest video in a “No Kill Know How” series, explains why the readily-available, cost-effective programs and services of the No Kill Equation hold the key to creating not just No Kill communities, but a No Kill nation.

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And finally, millions of Americans live in cities and towns that have dramatically reduced and even eliminated the killing of healthy and treatable animals in their shelters. Some of these communities are large, some are small. Some are urban; some are rural. Some are rich; others poor. Such communities can be found across the nation, in blue states and in the reddest parts of the reddest states. They are as diverse as America itself, and share only one thing in common: they all achieved success the exact same way — the No Kill Equation.

In a video created for rescuers, shelter managers, government officials, and taxpayers, the No Kill Advocacy Center’s No Kill 101 video explains why the readily-available, cost-effective programs and services of the No Kill Equation hold the key to creating not just No Kill communities, but a No Kill nation.

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