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Thursday, January 24, 2008

BUILDING A NO KILL COMMUNITY

It's not as hard as it seems -- Nathan Winograd is an expert on building no kill communities, and his "No Kill Equation" is the ONLY system that works. Mr. Winograd also has views about Pet Limit Laws and how they punish people for wanting to take in animals rather than see them killed in a shelter and how it actually WORSENS the problem by creating the environment of too many animals in a shelter vs. finding them a home.

Some say that there aren't enough homes for shelter dogs. If that were true, people wouldn't be purchasing animals.

Read this excerpt and decide for yourself if pet limit laws help or hinder rescue work. We believe it is the #1 hindrance to rescue work. The facts don't lie. Animal control laws must change in order to save taxpayer money and, most of all, save lives. It's time for city councils to stop BLAMING the public for the animal overpopulation and instead ask for the public's help with a solution. Novel idea, huh?

http://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org/reforming-animal-control.html

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RESCUES CAN'T SAVE LIVES WITH PET LIMIT LAWS

Pet Limit Laws Limit Rescue Organizations and other Responsible Pet Owners, Not Irresponsible Pet Owners
An irresponsible pet owner will be irresponsible with one -- or 20 -- pets! Until a city can write an ordinance that forces people to CARE about their animals, a few irresponsible pet owners will continue to indirectly help in the killing of healthy, adoptable animals at kill shelters everywhere.
A rescue organization member is trained in how to handle more than 3 dogs, is responsible enough to say, "I can't handle any more dogs right now," pays to spay/neuter, vaccinate, and put pets on heartworm and flea prevention, and gives much needed additional time for the pet to find its forever home.

We have asked the City of Arnold to allow rescue organizations the opportunity to save more lives by going over the pet limit every now and then to save a life. Our many requests are falling on deaf ears.

If you believe the City of Arnold could -- and should -- tolerate rescue groups enough to make an exception to the dog limit every now and then to save a life, please contact Mary Holden at mholden@arnoldmo.org and Matt Unrein at munrein@arnoldmo.org, and contact your city council representatives and tell them there is such a thing as COOPERATION between government and citizens! We're doing it for the New JCAC Shelter Fund!