What do we mean when we talk about a no kill nation? It means putting an end to the killing of healthy and adoptable animals in shelters. I couldn’t even hazard a guess as to what percentage of the population even knows this is going on.
How many have been conned into believing:
- Killing is necessary
- Shelter staff have no choice
- There are too many animals and not enough homes
- Shelters are full
I was conned
I was conned into believing there’s no choice, I even remember saying this to fellow volunteers. Thankfully I was enlightened several years ago and can join others spreading the truth.
Creating a no kill nation is about exposing the lie, and forcing shelters to become what they were always meant to be – sanctuaries, a refuge, a safe place where homeless and abandoned animals are cared for, protected, and loved until new homes can be found, or forever if necessary. Places where the only time an animal is euthanized is when there is no other option.
Somewhere along the way too many shelters became slaughterhouses, with directors that would rather kill than save. Creating a no kill nation means setting up programs that will put an end to the killing of healthy and adoptable animals, virtually overnight.
I hope you’ll join the movement to stop the horrors taking place behind our shelters’ walls, and turn them into what they were always meant to be – a safe haven for those animals who rely on the kindness of strangers to protect them.