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Old 11-05-2006, 05:26 PM
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and of course make more slots for adoptable dogs!
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Old 11-05-2006, 05:26 PM
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There's no such thing as a "no kill" shelter, it's simply a term used to draw in funding and public support. In reality, "no kills" are "low kills."

Some no kills only take in certain owner surrenders or pull animals from other shelters, which means they have a closed-door intake policy.

Some have an open-door intake policy, which means they take in strays, owner surrenders, and do animal control.

Some no kill shelters should not be supported, in my opinion, because all they end up doing is warehousing animals in less than ideal conditions - and the animals in fact end up suffering.

However, some no kills utilize foster care programs and have expanded their facilities to be able to properly house more animals long-term.

You should always investigate the organization you support. IMO it's not black and white as to whether you should support "no kill" shelters, but which ones you support.

I worked for the #1 no kill shelter in the nation for a year (Tompkins County SPCA in Ithaca, NY). The year I worked there, we saved 93% of the cats and dogs that came through the shelter - 7% were euthanized for extreme behavioral and extreme medical problems. Tompkins has an open-door policy, along with a beautiful new 3.5 million dollar shelter with rooms instead of kennels and cages. They have the best foster care program I have ever seen, and it truly makes a difference.
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Old 11-05-2006, 05:30 PM
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thats great to hear
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Old 11-05-2006, 05:30 PM
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I know several . A friend of mine in Muncie started one and is very successful . Many support it . Our Humane society here does their best to re-home . But , we have to face it , some dogs and cats just aren't adoptable .
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Old 11-05-2006, 05:32 PM
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i think their a good idea. but every effort should be made to have the "hard to adopt dogs" adopted out
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Old 11-05-2006, 05:34 PM
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In St. Louis, Mo., each no kill shelter euthanize any APBT'S that come in, or tell you to call pit bull rescue, who will tell you that the shelters never call them ever. It's not a no kill shelter, it;s just a shelter that keeps the breeds they like.
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Old 11-05-2006, 05:37 PM
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ty pardue
Huh?

What part of ky do you live in? what humane society do you use?
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Old 11-05-2006, 05:42 PM
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i dont use any humane society because its a 45 minute drive to the closest one.

what huh?
ty=thank you.
as in... thank you pardue

now living in olmstead, ky its south central
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Old 11-05-2006, 06:43 PM
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I live in indiana, but it's near Louisville. about 45 mins from new albany. heart Humane Society sponsered my dog's odedience class,and the trainer and her husband help with the dog club for 4-H durning the summer. she is an awesome trainer. she would help you with anything. Our big petstores like Feederssupply and the new Petsmart Let kentucky humane society bring some dogs and cats to the stores to try and find homes for them. There was one dog that was 11 and had that cloudiness over his eyes that i forgot the name of. They were trying to rehome The beagle. He was so sweet, but i don't think they will find a home for him. People want more younger dogs than that. I kind of think the best thing they could do for that dog instead of stressing him out in the pet store setting(dogs barking, people talking, loud noises,being moved back to the shelter at night, etc.) would be to put him down. They are trying, but its in vain. Poor thing.
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Old 11-05-2006, 06:44 PM
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There's no such thing as a "no kill" shelter, it's simply a term used to draw in funding and public support. In reality, "no kills" are "low kills."
I disagree. The shelter in Newell is privatly owned and operated and runs off donations but We never have any dog PTS unless it is in pysical pain that cannot be stoped. If a dog is too aggresive to adopt out we work with it until it is ready to be adopted. We never turn down any application. If the person that wants to adopt a dog passes the home inspection then they get the dog. If the dog does not do well in the home then the adopters can bring it back to the shelter at no cost and no questions asked. However we can not take in APBT's due to the fact that they have been banned in most of Iowa. Otherwise we would take them in as well.
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