We are animal lovers.
The best estimate is that 2,700,000 healthy, adoptable dogs and cats, puppies and kittens were euthanized in United States shelters in 2012 due to lack of room. That is a huge improvement from the 1970’s when between 15,000,000 and 20,000,000 million domesticated pets were euthanized, every single year!
We are optimists.
But this reduction is not good enough. Clearly there is a long way to go, but what we take from those statistics is that we, as a nation, want to do the right thing for our pets. Over the decades, we have adopted from shelters, we have contributed all we could to the local organizations and the national organizations, we have studied ways to alleviate the necessity of having to kill healthy, adoptable pets.
We are your neighbors.
Let’s share. There are hugely successful local programs. We need to share information and resources. Let’s look at the problem in each locale, identify the remaining barriers to ending this practice. Click on the tab above for resources. We have begun compiling a database of organizations that range from low cost spay/neuter, to breed rescue, to organizations with big ideas for taking the battle for no kill the rest of the way! It is not nearly complete. Add your organization. If you know of someone doing good work, add their organization or contact them and make them aware.
We are a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.
We believe that educating our youth on the humane treatment of animals, educating adults on the need for spay/neuter to reduce the number of unwanted animals and helping them find low cost options are the most valuable contributions we can make. Another important step is working with local rescues to reduce the number of owned pets surrendered to them. Sometimes families feel they have to surrender their pets because they can not feed them or provide medical care for them; sometimes there are behavioral issues with the pets; sometimes pets are found and cannot be identified. These are all issues that can be addressed on a local level.