A land bridge in Utah is allowing animals to cross a freeway safely. A state senator is speaking out against animal abuse at the New York City pound. No Kill Advocacy Center laws are saving tens of thousands of lives every year. The All American Vegan Candy Cookbook was named a Finalist at the 2020 American Book Fest Awards. Oak Ridge, TN, reported a 96% placement rate for dogs and 95% for cats. And Tonka was in the Orange County, FL, shelter for 216 days before he was adopted.
In case you missed it:
- We’re finally learning to stop behaving as though we are the only species that matters and to start sharing public spaces with animals. A land bridge in Utah is working, which is no surprise since they have already been proven to reduce roadway wildlife mortality by as much as 90%.
- A state senator is speaking out against animal abuse at the NYC pound, but it falls short. If things are going to change, it is up to us: you, me, other animal lovers. We’re the ones we’ve been waiting for. And we will not give up until the animals are safe.
- No Kill Advocacy Center laws are already saving tens of thousands of animals every year — well over a million since their inception — in those cities, counties, and states that have passed them.
- On a personal note, Jennifer and I lost out to President George W. Bush’s personal chef. His book beat out the All American Vegan Candy Cookbook at the 2020 American Book Fest Awards. We were, however, named a Finalist. So we’re number 2! But since none of our recipes use products that cause harm, we’re first in the hearts of animals.
- The number of communities placing over 95% of the animals is increasing, including Oak Ridge, TN, which reported a 96% placement rate for dogs and 95% for cats.
These shelters and the data nationally prove that animals are NOT dying in pounds because there are too many or too few homes or people don’t want the animals. They are dying because people in those pounds are killing them. Replace those people, implement the No Kill Equation, and we can be a No Kill nation today.
And, finally, Tonka was in the Orange County shelter for 216 days before he was adopted. What do we owe the animals who arrive in our shelters looking for a second chance? We owe them safe harbor: no matter how many there are and no matter how long it takes to find them a home.
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