December 2014

Holiday Surprise

Happy holidays from the No Kill Advocacy Center to you and yours, including the furry, feathery, fuzzy and scaly ones!

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The No Kill Advocacy Center—in partnership with the George Washington University Law School and No Kill Nation—started putting on the national No Kill Conference in Washington, D.C. several years ago, in order to fill a gap in the safety net. We had introduced speakers that the movement did not value even though they were the most successful shelter directors and advocates in the country, we dovetailed sheltering and law in order to move the movement toward sustainability, and we offered concrete tools for people to be successful based on truly innovative practices in shelter law, shelter operations, shelter medicine, and advocacy that others ignored. Given its now proven success, the other national groups sent teams to our conference and adopted our methods, rebranded our workshops, and recruited our speakers. We are thrilled as that is exactly what we had hoped would happen; that our approach would move the animal protection movement away from making excuses for the killing towards arming shelters, rescuers and animal lovers with the tools they need to end it.

But since workshops that we asked speakers to give are now offered at other conferences, speakers who were anonymous when we started are now speaking elsewhere, and approaches that we pioneered are becoming mainstream, we are once again going in a new direction. Our approach has always been to move the needle on saving lives forward and upward, not simply offer what can be found elsewhere. Success and greater lifesaving depend upon innovation and at the No Kill Advocacy Center, we remain committed to that goal.

In addition, this year we learned a valuable lesson. In 2012, the No Kill Conference brought together about 900 people from 44 states and 10 nations. Other national conferences also bring in about 1,000 – 1,500 people. But this year, our director brought the message to your community, visiting cities across the country as part of my “No Kill Is Love” national tour, including those where the No Kill message is needed most, reaching over 5,000 people.

For these reasons, rather than have one national conference and ask 1,000 people to come to us, we are coming to you in order to reach five times that amount and to do so with information you will not find anywhere else. In 2015, rather than ask you to travel across the county, we’ll do the traveling with a series of day long events that not only give you the content you need to be successful, but will leave you with the tools to guide you in the years to come, including a manual that will allow shelters and rescue groups to assess themselves in order to ensure they are effective and efficient.

Learn more by clicking here.

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SHELTER KILLING IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH FOR HEALTHY DOGS AND CATS IN THE UNITED STATES. IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE.

See the film that is being called “life changing,” “inspiring,” and “simply amazing.” Official Selection, San Pedro International Film Festival; Best Film (Audience Award), San Pedro International Film Festival; Official Selection, Torchlight Program, FSU College of Motion Picture Arts. For more information, click here.

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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.

Click here for where to buy.

100% ethically sourced, organic, and cruelty-free.

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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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Did you know you can support us every time you shop on Amazon? You do not pay anything extra, we do not get any information about you or what you bought, but once a month Amazon sends us a small percentage of the proceeds if you use the following link to get to Amazon: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-1648359