Category: Shelter Reform

Shelter reform is mandatory. The current open admission animal pound/prison system that sees at least 50% of those coming in the front door dead by the end of the week is failed and cannot be repaired. A shelter reform revolution is upon us and it is long overdue.

Animal Services growing, changing in northern Santa Barbara County

Animal Services growing, changing in northern Santa Barbara County

James Parrish, right, of Lompoc, holds his dog as another dog up for adoption is held by volunteer Jane Loquasto during Santa Barbara County Animal Services Support Your Shelter in November 2017. Animal services in northern Santa Barbara County continue to expand with the recent addition of Santa Maria […]

New Shelter Management Program Results in Improved Adoption Rates

New Shelter Management Program Results in Improved Adoption Rates

On average, cats were adopted 5 days sooner with new Capacity for Care program. While approximately 1.3 million cats are adopted from US animal shelters every year, 40% of shelter cats in the country are euthanized. In response to this statistic, several North American shelters have implemented Capacity for […]

Kentucky animal shelter receives grant to help save lives

HAZARD, KY – The Kentucky River Regional Animal Shelter was recently awarded a grant that can help save the lives of hundreds of dogs. On average the shelter becomes so overrun with animals that they must put down cats and dogs to avoid overcrowding and unhealthy conditions. In 2011 they

Fresno County finds private animal shelter to replace SPCA

FRESNO COUNTY, CA – Doubts about whether Fresno County could find an animal shelter to replace the SPCA have been eased by a so-far successful transition to a new contractor. Nearly a month after the Central California Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ended its contract with the

One Step Forward…3 Steps Backward

That’s what you’d have to call Governor Jerry Brown’s intention to repeal the law in California known as Hayden’s Law.  Passed in 1999, Hayden’s Law requires local shelters to wait at least four to six days before euthanizing a dog or cat, and requires operating hours that allow working people

An Innovative Idea Whose Time is WAY Overdue!

Humans have completely screwed things up.  And because we’ve completely screwed things up, over 5 MILLION ANIMALS PER YEAR die in animal control facilities every year. It just has to stop. We cannot kill our way out of this crisis so we have to find a better  solution or solutions

Animal Advocates Come Down on Both Sides of Issue

Animal shelter euthanasia footage raises hackles Shelter director gives media permission to film the killing of a dog (pictured here just before she was put down) to make space for more.  One advocate group screams foul and claims director staged a “stunt”.  On the other hand, other advocates say this

Pinal Animal Shelter (Same Shelter that Killed Target) in the News Again!

You remember Target. Target was the Afghanistan War Hero Canine who was tragically and “accidentally” killed by this shelter back in November of 2010.  See Our Story Here and See Our Tribute Here. Ruth Stalter, the director of the Pinal County Shelter at the time, resigned after the great loss

Councilwoman finds city dollars to help animal shelter

Washington DC Not only did she find funding, but she found $200,000 in funding!!  Amazing.  We are in desperate need of more politicians like this. Remember this the next time you get an opportunity to vote. D.C. Councilwoman Mary Cheh has found $200,000 in city funding to ensure an animal