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.
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.
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.
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