April 2014

We’re trying to save 23,000 lives every year in Florida and tens of thousands more in Minnesota.

We’ve got two bills currently pending in the legislature, one in Florida and one in Minnesota. In Florida, SB 1534 would make it illegal for shelters to kill animals when rescue groups are willing to save them. A 2012 survey of Florida rescue groups reported that 64% have been turned away by a shelter that turned around and killed the very animals they offered to save. It would also make it illegal for shelters to kill “owner surrendered” animals within minutes, without ever giving them a chance for adoption or offering them to rescue groups. Today, these animals are marched from the front counter where they are surrendered to the kill room and then into garbage bags. It would bifurcate the holding period by shortening it in cases of adoption or rescue transfer, freeing up cage space for shelters. And it would create an exception to the holding period for cats who are sterilized and returned to get them out of the shelter right away. If you live in Florida, contact your state senator and state representative and urge them to cosponsor SB 1534. You can find out who they are and email them by clicking here.

In Minnesota, HF 391 would prohibit killing when there are empty cages/kennels and when animals could share cage/kennel space. It would also ban the gas chamber and heart sticking. A vote by the House Ag Committee is expected this week. If you live in Minnesota, please contact legislators and urge a “Yes” vote on HF 391 by clicking here.

For everyone else, don’t wait for “someone” to do something, that someone is YOU. We need your help to introduce similar laws in your state. The No Kill Advocacy Center not only has model laws and step by step guides to help you, but once the bills are filed, we stand ready to assist:

For a copy of a step-by-step guide to getting legislation introduced and passed in your state, click here.



The Book that Launched a Revolution is Now a Feature Film

Join us in Minneapolis on June 6, 2014 for the first ever showing of Redemption: The No Kill Revolution in America, a film based on the groundbreaking book by No Kill Advocacy Center director Nathan Winograd and the kickoff of his national “No Kill Is Love” tour which will be screening the film to audiences nationwide this summer. The screening, which will include an after party with a live band, food and drinks, will be attended by many of the No Kill advocates who appear in the film.

To purchase tickets, click here.

To watch the trailer, click here.

For more information about the film, click here.

Other dates and cities:

  • San Francisco (Palo Alto) CA, June 11
  • Ft. Lauderdale FL, June 21
  • Nashville TN, June 25
  • Louisville Area (Shelbyville) KY, June 28

  • Cleveland OH, June 29
  • Sacramento CA, July 10
  • Denver CO, July 12
  • New York NY, July 16
  • Boston MA, July 17
  • Washington D.C., July 26
  • Norfolk VA, July 27
  • Austin TX, Aug 3
  • Las Vegas NV, Aug 15
  • Phoenix AZ, Aug 16
  • Atlanta GA, Aug 21
  • Charlotte NC, Aug 22
  • Fayetteville AR, Aug 23
  • Albuquerque NM, Aug 30
  • Troy MI, Sep 4
  • Chicago IL, Sep 18
  • Modesto CA, Sep 20

To register, click here.



The No Kill Advocacy Center is excited to announce a new partnership with Rescue Chocolate. 100% of the net proceeds from the sale of Rescue Chocolate now benefit the programs and services of the No Kill Advocacy Center. When you eat rescue chocolate, you are helping to end the systematic killing of animals in shelters.

Rescue Chocolate is the sweetest way to save a life.

Learn more by clicking here.

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Donate your old car and get a tax write off, while helping end the systematic killing of animals in shelters. We handle everything; all you have to do is make the call: 1-888-205-3420. You can also do so online by clicking on the image above.



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