Wisconsin is considering a ban on the retail sales of commercially-bred dogs and cats in pet stores. The Michigan Pet Fund Alliance has falsely announced that Michigan is a No Kill state. Three states pass laws to protect animals during a divorce, including California which also passed a number of other laws to protect animals. Our duty to make the lives of wild animals better. Why it is time to ban housing discrimination for people with animal companions. The “double check.” And finally, we have a solution to “shelter” killing and communities that have comprehensively embraced it are placing 99%+ of the animals.

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And finally, a small percentage of animals who enter shelters and pounds — less than 1% — are irremediably suffering. These are animals such as those hit by a car and in multiple organ system failure for whom end of life mercy killing qualifies as true “euthanasia.”

For the other 99% or more of the animals, however, it is not “euthanasia,” it is killing. And as the data nationally and hundreds of communities conclusively prove, “shelter” killing is a choice. Thankfully, there is a solution: change the way our shelters operate. More specifically, force them to adopt an innovative approach to animal sheltering which reduces shelter intakes, replaces killing with alternatives, and maximizes a shelter’s adoption potential, a model of animal sheltering I named The No Kill Equation.

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