no kill movement, no excuse, no cake….
Today was spent with my animal loving girls listening to Nathan Winograd talk so passionately about the No Kill Movement taking place in many shelters in the Untied States….but not enough is being done. We also learned of all the ways in which we manage to screw it up so horribly for these innocent animals.
I am ashamed of Hamilton County in Ohio and very disappointed in my own county in Kentucky. We might as well be killing dogs and cats for sport at these “shelters”, because the numbers are sicking. Dogs and cats don’t have a chance, they have little to no hope of getting out alive and god forbid you are a pit bull or a pit mix. Your death sentence has already been signed, sealed and delivered the moment they step foot in the building. The pit bulls, who have done no crime and have been falsely labeled by a media frenzy to a fearful pubic who buys into it hook, line and sinker. NO LOCKING JAWS….this is a myth, a lie, something that seeped out of someones mouth to make the story sound better. Pit Bulls do not have locking jaws, nor do they have some magical super strength bite pressure per square inch. Complete and utter bullshit. Yet another made up myth that is falsely assumed to be factual because we have been conditioned to fear and hate these dogs. Like any other dog pitties are a product of their environment. You want to fear something…fear the owners who abuse, torture, fight and brutalize these dogs beyond comprehension. What you don’t see on the news are the loving pit bulls who are wonderful pets, who are trained in search and rescue, who are used in nursing homes and children’s hospitals to provide comfort and love to those who are ill. No, there is no fear, prejudice, backlash, or controversy if they are shown for the loving companions they are.
Since when did doing the right thing become nothing more than an afterthought? How do we sit by and let these dogs and cats be needlessly killed? How do we let certain shelter directors (not all by any means!) who are there for no other reason than to collect a paycheck and kill our animals day after day with NO accountability. I am mad as hell…but more than that, I am hopeful. I am hopeful that we will find a better way to love all animals and find places for them in our lives, our community’s and our homes. I am hopeful there will be a place for all animals one day very soon. I am committed to be part of that change. There is no longer any excuse to sit back and be silent as hundreds of thousands of innocent animals are killed each year
Do good things for animals
Tell people about it
Ask for help
Tristan, Tully, Maggie make sure I do good things for animals everyday. I am telling you about it right now. I am asking that if you are an animal lover or if you just think animals deserve more than death please help.
Shannon did a great job speaking today on the role Recycled Doggies plays in the shelter community. More than ever I am so glad to be working with Recycled Doggies to save shelter dogs from death row.
To learn more about recycled doggies please visit:
To learn more about the no kill movement please visit:
If you want to be inspired and infuriated all at the same time please visit Nathan’s website.
Oh, and I managed to keep my paws off the amazing looking cake that they served at the conference. That is a small miracle in itself!