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No-Kill Advocates 

Proponents of the no-kill philosophy offer their unique perspectives.

Moving from a Traditional to a No-Kill Shelter

2007
Bonney Brown describes her journey of transitioning a traditional humane society into a no-kill facility.  Read More

It Takes a Community

2001
According to Nathan Winograd, achieving no-kill takes more than a change in shelter policy – it requires a commitment from the entire community.  Read More

Toward a No-Kill Nation

2000
Michael Mountain believes no-kill can be achieved if we shed old notions of what cannot be done, find common ground, and always put the needs of the animals first.  Read More

What No-Kill Means to Me

2006
No-kill is not about changing shelter euthanasia or intake policy, says Joshua Frank. It is about shifting perspectives. Shelters can no longer think that any level of killing of "excess" animals is acceptable.  Read More

The Best Shelter is a Humane Community

2002
Comments Executive Director Robin Robertson Starr, "When organizational philosophy shifted to saving lives, the Richmond SPCA received an outpouring of community support."  Read More

Remembering Our Spirit

2004
After some painful soul searching, the Board of Directors realized the inconsistency between a love for animals and the complicity in ending their lives.  Read More

The History of the No-Kill Movement

2001
Lynda Foro, Founder and former President of Doing Things for Animals, recounts the history, growth and grass-roots foundation of the no-kill movement.  Read More

Taking the Community No-Kill

2001
Nathan Winograd provides the keys to his success in transitioning the Tompkins County SPCA – and the entire community – to no-kill.  Read More