Building No-Kill Communities Videos
Ever feel like the obstacles to saving lives are too great? Do you want to understand how to communicate with your board of directors, your staff and your community to get the job done? Saving the lives of our communities' dogs and cats isn't just a job, it's a mission. We're here to share better ways to spread the word, build support and keep yourself, your team, and your community inspired.
How Austin Pets Alive! (APA) changed the face of shelter euthanasia at the city shelter by tackling difficult shelter medical issues. Knowing it would not be as simple as just saving more of the easy-to-save animals, APA examined the specific types of animals being euthanized and developed targeted programs for these groups to enable a live outcome. Read More
The economic crisis in America has forced animal shelters to look at options they might not have considered in the past. In this provocative video, Maddie's Fund president Rich Avanzino asks "What if?" animal control agencies were to no longer take community cats or owner surrenders if they are at capacity - an idea that if carried out, could radically save lives. Read More
The path to no-kill is riddled with obstacles. Perhaps none are more difficult than your organization's own Board, staff and volunteers. Listen to the Charlottesville-Albermarle SPCA’s story. Read More
For a successful transition to adoption guarantee sheltering, start with strategic planning. Lay out a philosophy and be true to it. Incorporate the community and always ignore the naysayers. Read More
What do New York City and Tompkins County, New York have in common? While very different in size and demographic, each of these no-kill and adoption guarantee communities has met their unique challenges and is working to create sustainable systems for the future. Read More