Why 5-Year Plans Fail
Nathan Winograd recently reminded us all via his Facebook Page that it has been more than 12 years since the City of Los Angeles promised to be No Kill within five years. That pledge happened in 2003. Now, in 2015, Los Angeles is still killing nearly half of the cats […]
How are You Engaging Your Public?
Look at the two images above and ask yourself which is more like the messaging your shelter or rescue is putting out to the public? If you answer honestly, many of you will likely say the one on the right, at least if my Facebook news feed is any […]
Is Your Shelter Temperament Testing Dogs to Death?
Have you ever watched a video of a dog being “temperament tested” in an animal shelter and thought to yourself, “what are those people doing to that poor dog and why?” If you have, you are not alone. But, you now have some significant reinforcement for your concern. Jessica Heckman, […]
No Kill Movement – One Part Revolution, One Part Renaissance
The no kill movement in the Unites States has frequently been described as a revolution. However, recently, as I was walking through the Galleria degli Uffizi (Uffizi Gallery) in Florence, Italy, it occurred to me it is as much a Renaissance as it is a revolution. If you have […]
Continuing PETAs silence on stealing and killing a family pet
Prosecutors from Accomack County released a statement here: http://www.ask4direct.com/InfoRead.asp?id=WESR&InfoID=954519 The prosecutors that did not see criminal intent when PETA took a dog from the porch of the owner and subsequently killed it have released a statement. The prosecutor’s argument about PETA stealing and killing the dog is based on the fact […]