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From model legislation, to model policies, to ground-breaking studies, to support for activists, to advocacy, to conferences and seminars, to direct assistance, to legal action, the No Kill Advocacy Center is working to end the systematic killing of animals in U.S. shelters.

But we cannot do it without your support. Become a member of the No Kill Advocacy Center today. Together, not only will we save lives; but we will also create a future where every animal will be respected and cherished, and where every individual life will be protected and revered.

Shelter Reform Legislation. Every successful social movement results in legal protections that codify expected policies and provide consequences for future conduct that violates normative values. We need to regulate shelters in the same way we regulate hospitals and other agencies which hold the power over life and death.

Impact Litigation. From lawsuits to protect feral cats, to defending the civil rights of volunteers, to ensuring humane treatment of animals, the No Kill Advocacy Center has gone to court to ensure that animals are not harmed by those who are supposed to be their protectors. We’ve sued shelters for killing healthy and treatable animals before their state mandated holding period expires; killing lost animals without making reasonable attempts to find the animals’ owners; failing to provide adequate veterinary care to impounded animals, resulting in animal deaths; failing to provide adequate nutrition, water, shelter and exercise to impounded animals and to treat the animals humanely and kindly; and retaliating against animal rescuers and volunteers who publicize its unlawful treatment of animals.

     
 

Ground-Breaking Studies. What is the cost of saving lives? What rights do volunteers have? What laws are needed? How do you achieve No Kill? Get the data and analysis you need to understand the issues and lobby for effective change in your community.

Global No Kill Initiative. The No Kill Advocacy Center’s No Kill Equation is global. Learn about our efforts and our success in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The race is on to become the first No Kill nation.

Direct Assistance. Rescue groups and No Kill advocates are the lifeblood of the No Kill movement. The No Kill Advocacy Center is there to help.

Conferences & Seminars. Come to the seminar that has been called “a prerequisite for rescue groups and organizations that are serious about changing their communities to No Kill.”

Remember: The No Kill revolution starts with you!

The No Kill Equation is the only model that has been successful in creating a No Kill community. As a result, No Kill will only be achieved when shelters fully and comprehensively implement the programs and services of the No Kill Equation. But when shelter directors refuse to do so willingly, we must force them to do so, or force them aside. To fight back and win using our free No Kill Advocate’s Toolkit, click here.