Can you spare some time to help save shelter pets?

Did you know that:

* there are now 162 communities (representing 500 cities and towns) that are No Kill communities, and are saving 90% to 99% of all animals?;

* in Sept 2009, the international, No Kill expert, Nathan Winograd, assessed BARC and wrote a 196 page report detailing exactly what BARC need to do to stop shelter killing, yet BARC/city of Houston leadership has ignored most of it?;

* the Save Rates at Houston’s animal control i.e. BARC have DECREASED every year for the last 3 years and was only 42% in 2012?;

* in 2008 and 2009, Annise Parker promised to do everything in her power to transition Houston to a No Kill city?;

* YOU can help stop the madness?

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Together, we can bring an end to shelter killing in our city.

Will you take some time out of your day to help us save thousands of shelter pets?  To borrow from a quote, it takes a village and we need more Houstonians to help.

No Kill Houston plans to hold a volunteer meeting to discuss new ideas for transforming our city to a No Kill city.

If you are an animal lover who would like to end shelter killing in our city, please join us. 

The meeting date will be August 7th at 7:00 pm.   Location to be announced after everyone RSVP’s.   We will try to make it a convenient location for as many people as possible.

If you would like to attend our volunteering meeting,

please RSVP to NoKillHouston@yahoo.com

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Forty thousand opportunties to save Houston shelter pets

Houston, TX – The Reliant Park World Series of Dog Shows will be in Houston starting July 17th.    This is one of the largest dogs shows in the country.   If you are a dog lover, it will be THE place to be (Cat lovers, don’t despair.  You will find many kitty related items there as well).

No Kill Houston will have a booth at the Dog Show again this year.  Forty thousand people are expected to pass through the doors each year, so it is the ideal location to reach thousands of animal lovers.

Today, there are over 160 OPEN ADMISSION, animal control facilities and shelters, representing approxmiately FIVE HUNDRED cities and towns, who are saving 90% to 98% of all animals entering their doors.   There is a successful, No Kill model of sheltering that, when rigorously implented, DOES work to save all healthy and treatable pets even in Open Admission shelters.  That is the good news.

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The bad news is that  3 1/2 YEARS after the international No Kill expert, Nathan Winograd, gave Houston’s city council a step-by-step guide detailing how to stop killing pets at Houston’s pound, in 2012 they saved only 42% and killed nearly 15,000 pets. 

In fact, BARC’s Save Rate has DECREASED every single year for the last 3 years…. every single year that Annise Parker has been in office.

Enough is enough.  Houston’s pound desperately needs leadership who is dedicated to saving lives, and who willing to work hard, to save all healthy and treatable pets.   Saving a measly 42% of animals is just not good enough.

The only way Houston’s pound will get the leadership that it needs is if animal lovers (and voters) in Houston join together demand better for Houston’s pets.

knowledge is power

No Kill Houston needs volunteers to help in their booth at the Dog show in order to help raise awareness regarding the pathetic state of Houston’s “shelter” system and what can be done to transform Houston to a No Kill community………… just like the hundreds of No Kill communities across the US.

They need you to help them help Houston’s shelter pets.

Volunteers are needed Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 19-21, from 8 am to 5 pm.  There are morning and afternoon shifts.  

If you are able to help out, even for a few hours, you could help in Houston’s transformation.

Please contact No Kill Houston at NoKillHouston@yahoo.com if you help us help Houston’s shelter pets.

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