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Tag: An Animal Advocate

Identifying the Sources of Inertia that Weigh Down Shelter Reforms

I recently wrote about the fact that a significant amount of inertia exists in society that weighs down or inhibits people or organizations from adopting new technologies, including animal shelter reforms. Specifically, I wrote: More animal-friendly branding aside, to this day, a great deal of inertia exists to keep the […]

Since Passing CAPA, St. Paul Remains Largest No Kill Community in Minnesota

Three years ago today, St. Paul City Council President Kathy Lantry introduced a new City Ordinance called the Companion Animal Protection Act (CAPA). I am proud to have been there helping and supporting. The ordinance went on to pass shortly thereafter and, almost immediately St. Paul became the largest No […]

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 […]

What We Should Learn from Bixby's Reunion With His Family

Bixby’s journey was a long one, nearly 1,300 miles from New Orleans, Louisiana to Minnesota and then another 1,300 miles from Minnesota back to New Orleans nine months later. During the time in between, he touched the hearts of many people. His story impacted my life so much that my […]

Flipping the No Kill Switch in Lake County, Florida

Photo: The Bell of New Beginnings hangs in the lobby of the Lake County Animal Shelter. Each time an adoption occurs, staff there ring the bell. The bell is a symbol of a new beginning for each new pet adopted. It is also a representation of a whole new beginning […]