Thankful Thursday: No Kill Is a Good Deal


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I am so thankful for so much in my life, but today I want to tell you I am so very thankful for No Kill Shelters.  I am so fortunate that I ended up in a No Kill place, as did all of my sisters.  Seriously, how can those “other” places call themselves a shelter.  Night after night I see kill lists for the next day and it just breaks my heart.  I am thankful for No Kill and hope to do more to encourage those non-believers as to the merits of a No Kill world.

Just the other day I made a new friend.  Her name is Diana, and among many things, she is the publisher of Critter Magazine of the Upstate of South Carolina. She is doing lots of good things and if you are on Facebook you can stop by and visit Diana on Facebook here. Also, if you are on Facebook, please Like the Critter Magazine of the Upstate. As I was reading the current edition I ran across an interesting note from the No Kill Advocacy Center and their upcoming campaign to make the USA No Kill. The campaign is call Just one Day.

Here is what, in part, are what they are asking:

We are asking animal shelters across the USA to take a pledge not to kill any savable animals on June 11, 2012. For Just One Day, “Euthanasia Technicians” will put down their syringes and pick up cameras. Instead of injecting animals with lethal doses of sodium pentobarbital, they will photograph them and post them on the Internet, on Facebook, on twitter. On June 11, 2012, they will market their animals to the public, they will reach out to rescue groups, they will host adoption events with discounted rates, they will stay open for extended hours, and they will ask their communities to help them empty the shelter the good way.”

I encourage you to go visit their special website Just One Day, find out more about it, and see what you can do to help. There is tons of useful information there and you can see exactly who is participating from your state. And don’t forget to visit the No Kill Advocacy Center which is full of useful information.

I am thankful for No Kill, and I am thankful for those fighting the fight on behalf of all of us.  Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!!  More Forever Homes More Often!  Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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36 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday: No Kill Is a Good Deal

  1. Marg

    I so agree about the No-kill shelters. Wish we could get more of them. I sure will check out Diana and all those other things. I would like to help in any way I can.
    I would love to take that kitty in Greer but no room here. Sure hope she finds somewhere to go. I will put her on my blog tomorrow. Take care and have a great day

  2. mary jane

    Hi! love your blog, no kill shelters save many many feline lives and canine lives too..your blog is so sweet. Everytime I read it I feel great..I only wish I had more money to save kitty cats at the no kill shelters in our county..they do an amazing job with little money, volunteers and lots of sweet little kitty cats and older cats too…If people could do what you suggest in June more kitty cats would be saved, I will do my part, your kitty cats are so sweet and well behaved because of you and your wife’s efforts daily..they are beautiful too..Have a wonderful rest of the week and weekend too…mary from and sophie, cody girls and bailey boy and wild boy miyagi who is learning he can only be inside, tore up his ear badly in february and that was that for running outside, he is so sweet but all cats are vulnerable when they are outside, so our kitty cats only stay inside..ciao mary jane!

  3. Casper Bear

    All animal shelters should have a “No Kill” policy as every animal should have the same rights as humans. We are all living creatures after all and should all have the same rights. We all feel the same pain, happiness and sadness. Keep up the good work!
    Lotsa Licks
    Casper Bear and Mum x

  4. Old Kitty

    Beautiful Brian! Yay for no-kill shelters and policies!! Yay for advocates of these fine principles such as you and wonderful Diana! Take care

  5. Fuzzy Tales

    We prefer the idea of a no-kill shelter, too, and came from one. But no-kill shelters also have their problems–terrible over-crowding, cats spending almost all their days in tiny cages because there isn’t enough room or foster homes, etc. It’s okay if the shelter has a lot of money from private donations, but if it’s a small shelter with little in the way of funding or donations, things can get bad. :-/

  6. Katie Isabella

    Oh of ONLY the humans would do their part and have the animals spayed or neutered. If only the Vet hospitals and clinics made it easier by reducing their prices for spay/neuter for every day, not just maybe once a year for a special occasion. More pets would be spayed/neutered and the overpopulation would be reduced greatly.

  7. Diddleymaz

    We never put a healthy animal to sleep, is the motto of the UK s largest animal charities.
    I hope US shelters can say the same soon

  8. Hannah and Lucy

    We are so lucky here – no animals are killed unless they are too sick to save. We can’t bear to think of healthy cats, dogs – well all animals being killed to make room for some more animals to be killed. What a vicious circle.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  9. Cats of wildcat woods

    We are very lucky to have a good no kill shelter in our town – Brother Wolf. Mom already posted about No Kill day on FB. It is so sad that more animals die from shelter euthanasia than anything else. Many people don’t know which shelters are no kill and surrender a lost animal to one that puts them down and when they find out are very upset. Know what your shelters policies are! Good article Brian!!!!

  10. Random Felines

    It is so sad that so many pets that could be saved just aren’t. Until people do the right thing and spay/neuter, the population is just a huge problem. Paws up to Just One Day. Best Friends just stared NKLA (no kill Los Angeles) – seriously, if they can get the city of LA no-kill, then ANYONE can do it!! thanks for the info….

  11. Genghis Khat

    I agree with no-kill shelters.

    But my first thought is that people need to only adopt pets that they really do intend to care for and to keep. Make sure you & the kiddies are are responsible & loving enough to take care of a pet.
    Then spay and neuter pets so they don’t have unwanted litters.

    If we could start there – we would be closer to not needing shelters. Except for an occasional lost pet.


  12. Esme

    Thank you for this, I will make sure to visit the site. We came from a rescue and thankfully did not end up at one of those other places.

  13. Cheysuli

    What a great idea. We are lucky to have a very large no kill shelter in our area. However the needs are greater than they can meet but they try.

  14. Chloe and Cecil

    Our furbrother, Winston, was at a High Kill Shelter, we shudder to think of the consequences had he not been pulled just in the nick of time!

    We will have Mom visit the Just One Day site!

  15. Sparkle

    I am really excited about this event!

    To really make no-kill work, humans need to work LOTS harder at educating others about spaying and neutering their pets. That’s one of the reasons these kill shelters get so many animals, and why the good, no-kill shelters have to limit their intake: too many pets breeding. Killing adoptables is a multi-level problem that must be approached from all angles.

  16. Lux

    We are thankful for No Kill too! And we agree, how do those that kill call themselves shelters? It is so sad. Who gives them the right to take the lives of innocent furbabies?! Thanks for all of the work you do in spreading the word Brian, it means a lot!

  17. Ginger Jasper

    I so hope thishelps and that there can be no more kill places. It breaks my heart to see the pictures and hear that so many will loise their lives just because they are homeless. I so hope this day helps a lot… Hugs GJ xx

  18. Cathy Keisha

    That sounds amazing. I was in a Kill Shelter and then the nice people at Companion Animal Placement took me out and brought me to their no-kill shelter. So many animals don’t get that chance.

  19. Abby

    We so strongly believe in spay/neuter and how it stops death (LITERALLY) in it’s tracks. We hate those shelters that euthanize. We especially hate the way the national organizations go about advocating for animals and euthanize them instead. WE support the NO KILL movement and we wish for more humane treatment of all fuzzies. It breaks our hearts to see even one furry without a forever home.


  20. siku marie

    Count on us to participate in Just One Day…but our prayer is for EVERY day. Our Quinn was one day away from being PTS as it is politely called… MILLIONS are as not lucky as he was. Killing the homeless and unwanted is just wrong.

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