The No Kill Advocacy Center has model shelter reform legislation, the Companion Animal Protection Act (CAPA), which ends convenience killing (killing when there are empty cages or other readily available lifesaving alternatives) and requires shelters to implement alternatives to killing such as foster care and medical rehabilitation, all proven lifesaving programs of the No Kill Equation. So far this year, versions of CAPA have been introduced in Rhode Island, West Virginia, Texas, Illinois, Florida, New York, and Minnesota, with more states to be announced shortly.
Given the powerful opposition these laws face from entrenched shelter directors and the large national groups like HSUS, the ASPCA and PETA which have successfully derailed these efforts in the past, we are looking to the grassroots of the No Kill movement in the states where these laws were introduced to help get them passed. Alerts are posted regularly on Rescue50. Educate yourself as to why groups like HSUS oppose these laws when they should be championing them by clicking here. And if you live in a state where CAPA has not yet been introduced, lead such an effort. No experience necessary. Our tools will show you how.
July 13-14, 2013 in Washington, D.C.
In 2012, over one new community per week achieved a save rate of at least 90% and as high as 99%. The No Kill revolution is ON THE MARCH. Join us as we celebrate that achievement and teach you how to do the same. Drawing over 800 people from 44 states and 10 nations, last year’s No Kill Conference was the sold out, must attend event of the year. And we’re doing it again!
For more information, click here.
The newest tool from the No Kill Advocacy Center: What’s in a Name? As No Kill advocates seek to pass progressive shelter reform legislation in communities and states throughout the country, time and again their fiercest opponents are organizations with names that allow them to masquerade as something they are not. What’s in a Name? from the No Kill Advocacy Center will allow legislators and policy makers to understand why they oppose badly needed shelter reform legislation.
For this and other free guides, visit our toolkit for No Kill advocates.
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Get ready for a feature-length documentary that is going to change the world. When the early founders of the animal protection movement died and their organizations took over the job of killing those they had been formed to protect, a fiery zeal was replaced with a smoldering ember that gave little light or warmth and the humane movement went to sleep. After over 100 years of this antiquated and deadly paradigm, the grassroots of the animal protection movement is finally waking up. Starting with the founding of the first SPCA in North America by Henry Bergh and continuing to this very day, the documentary will tell the story of heroes and villains, betrayal and redemption. But most of all, it is the story of a social movement that is as noble and just as those which have come before.
Learn more and watch the trailer by clicking here.
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This year, we saved 9,000 lives in one day. We can do better in 2013. Join the Just One Day campaign by pledging your shelter or rescue group.
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