Denver CO

Nevertheless, They Persisted

Jacki Moss and Diane Finley believe that every “shelter,” no matter how bad it may be, can be #No Kill. They also believe that “shelters” can be forced to become No Kill, even if the leadership there doesn’t care enough to want it. And they believe that with constant, relentless […]

No Kill and Other "New" Technologies and Why Some Have Yet to Adopt Them

Anyone who has followed the constant release of new smart phones from companies like Apple and Samsung knows that different people adopt new technologies at different speeds. There are those who absolutely “must have” the latest and greatest iPhone, while others are still carrying around old flip phones. The field […]

Brave: A Review of Welcome Home

My wife and I wrote a book that will have plenty of frenemies, but few real friends. Welcome Home is a book that challenges the position promoted by the loudest voices in the animal rights movement that living with dogs and cats, no matter how much we may care for […]

No Kill and Public Safety: A Case Study of Austin, Texas

Bonnie, a case study of the Austin Animal Center behavior protocol. Directors of killing shelters have long resisted lifesaving innovation by avoiding accountability for their own failures and claiming that saving more lives requires putting people in mortal danger. “We don’t want to adopt out animals that will turn on people,” […]

Colorado on the Cusp

Colorado has an 89% statewide live release rate for dogs and cats. Humane Society of Fremont County is leading the way. Sugar was surrendered to Humane Society of Fremont County by the dog’s owner because she was “aggressive toward people and other dogs.” Most shelters would have killed her as […]