Solutions to STOP the Killing

A Vision and Plan

by Paul Barrett, founder of

The National No Kill Foundation

Our vision is to help transform the United States into a NO KILL nation. With creative vision, help from the private sector, and friendly cooperation from the government, we can save all the animals that are currently being killed in shelters around the country. This is not a pie in the sky concept - it's a simple reality. It can be done!

So what's stopping our program? In large part it's the government's lack of creativity and boggled red tape mentality. Our vision is to implement every solution to save animals from being killed. Including building a NO KILL Shelter System (No Kill Shelter Systems is a trademarked proprietary system).

I am appalled by most of the shelters in the Country - both the government as well as the private. Our opinion is that they have failed in every respect.

Government shelters have become little more than killing camps. They could have solved the problems, but they have failed.

We believe that many of the privately operated shelters have also failed. It seems that many of them have their hands out - collecting millions of dollars and do very little to save pets. No business in the private sector could operated in the manner in which many of the private shelters have operated and still exist.

Ironically, much of the opposition we have to creating a NO KILL nation comes from private shelters and the government.

The Foundation will assist in raising the financial backing and funding for our vision and plan. It can be done without raising taxes!

As a pet lover, please let us know if you would like to save all the animals from being killed in your shelter. The first step is to stop thinking that spaying and neutering alone is the solution. Especially, a Mandatory across-the-board program suggested by many directors of shelters. The second step is to get the government to cooperate with the private sector. We can easily create a NO KILL nation.

Many of the individuals who have joined with us to fund this vision, simply do not trust the government's involvement -- neither do they trust the director of local Animal Care and Control shelters. The government has a tendency to waste money and be inefficient when it gets involved in any form of enterprise. The management style of most Animal Care and Control agencies does not fit into our NO KILL philosophy.

Our question is, why are some people opposed to a NO KILL nation? Why don't you ask your government leaders why they are not supporting the private sector's plan to create a NO KILL nation? Ask why they are protecting jobs and friends and not the animals.


Redemption by Nathan Winograd

No matter whether you oppose mandatory spay/neuter or support it, if you love animals, you owe it to them, and to yourself, to read this book by Nathan J. Winograd.

Today, most Americans hold the humane treatment of animals as a personal value, which is reflected in our laws, cultural practices, the proliferation of organizations founded for animal protection, increased per capita spending on animal care, and great advancements in veterinary medicine. But the agencies that the public expects to protect homeless animals are instead killing more than five million animals annually. And for far too long, we have been led to believe that there is no other way.

In 1994, however, one shelter embarked on a bold and revolutionary approach to animal sheltering. Although every national animal welfare agency said it was impossible and every other community in the country continued to kill animals at an astonishing rate, San Francisco became the first city in the United States to end the killing of healthy homeless dogs and cats in shelters. The No Kill movement it inspired has the potential to end, once and for all, the century-old notion that the best we can do for homeless dogs and cats is to adopt out a few, and kill the rest.

This is the story of animal sheltering in the United States, a movement that was born of compassion and then lost its way. It is the story of the No Kill movement, which says we can and must stop the killing. It is about heroes and villains, betrayal and redemption. And it is about a social movement as noble and just as those that have come before. But most of all, it is a story about believing in the community and trusting in the power of compassion.

You can get it from Amazon, Barnes&Noble and most other on-line and local book sellers.


If you love animals - cats and dogs - join us in the fight to
Save our Pets from being Euthanized and from Mandatory Spaying and Neutering.



The National No Kill Foundation, Inc.

www.nokillfoundation.org

Copyright 2007 all rights reserved

No matter whether you oppose mandatory spay/neuter or support it, if you love animals, you owe it to them, and to yourself, to read this book by Nathan J. Winograd.

This is the story of animal sheltering in the United States, a movement that was born of compassion and then lost its way. It is the story of the No Kill movement, which says we can and must stop the killing. It is about heroes and villains, betrayal and redemption. And it is about a social movement as noble and just as those that have come before. But most of all, it is a story about believing in the community and trusting in the power of compassion.