Animal Shelters and the No Kill Movement

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Nationally, roughly four million animals are killed in shelters every year. Of these, roughly 95% of all shelter animals are healthy and treatable. (No Kill Advocacy Center). No animal should have to ever be a part of these awful statistics. What will it take to help save these innocent animals from being killed senselessly? Animal kill shelters are horrible, inhumane, and overall completely unnecessary for multiple reasons: No Kill shelters improve adoption rates, all animals lives are valuable, and No Kill shelters save more money than other shelters.

Why Waste a Valuable Life?
Killing and disposing of animals because there is no room available for them is unnecessary and inhumane. A shelter is usually a place where something or
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Another question that comes to mind is if No Kill animal shelters are actually the solution or not. Some pounds will kill as many as 90% of the animals they redeem and that owners hand over. But on the other hand countless pounds are lessening their kill rates of adoptable animals to 0% (Animals). Death should never be the solution when it comes to the lives of these powerless animals.

Why Kill When You Can Adopt?
Usually when others are given the choice between a kill shelter and a No Kill shelter the answer is almost always the No Kill shelter. What if each animal shelter in the United States were to swap to No Kill shelters and if all the services and programs that help run No Kill shelters were available? Well the United States would emancipate roughly four million cats and dogs who are scheduled to die painfully in shelters this year, and the many years to come after that. This dream is a dream that is not completely impossible to achieve (No Kill Advocacy Center). Why are animals given a certain time line to be adopted when animals have the same right to life just as humans do? Many passionate people feel the same way and that kill shelters are completely unnecessary. The ASPCA has its own program called Mission Orange. This program works with communities to help raise the shelter “save rate” by 10% a year so that it can accomplish a 75% save rate by 2010 ("Animal Shelters and the No Kill
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