So what do you think ? Is a no kill nation, possible.
Considering that a small city will have 800,000 to a million people, and the larger cities, have between 8 and 10 million people inhabiting them. With a significant number of those residences having dogs. The answer to the question is, NO. It’s impossible to have a no kill nation. As long as people continue to buy puppies, get tired of their new toy, and dump them at their local animal shelters, it’s just not gonna happen.
The notion that with better shelter management. They can somehow stem the tide, of the millions of people abandoning their dogs every year, is absurd. What’s equally ridicules, is to think that with better personal, at the management levels. They will be able to successfully adopt out those millions of dogs every month, instead of killing them. That’s not a typo, I said every month.
Lets face it, people want puppies, they do not want dogs. Everybody loves puppies, but it’s only a select group of dog lovers, that love both.
So unless they can wave a magic wand, and get all the planet’s to align, and get people to stop abandoning their dogs, and to stop buying puppies.
This problem will never go away.
The Spirit Dog
P.S. When a shelter adopts a no kill format, even though they may say they have an open door policy, that is a flat out lie. An open door policy, means they willingly take in every single animal. When they pick and choose what dogs to take in, that is when their kill rate numbers start declining.
Read the following New York Times Article
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