The Race is on! Australia, New Zealand and the US vie to see who will become a No Kill nation first!
On September 30th, we participated in a national conference on the Gold Coast of Australia. Bringing together shelter directors, government officials, rescue groups and animal lovers from all over Australia and New Zealand, the No Kill Advocacy Centre presented 4 workshops: Building a No Kill Australia; The No Kill Matrix; What is a saveable animal?; Developing Trap – Neuter -Release in the Australian context and Reforming Animal Control / Management: A discussion for CEOs, Managers and Leaders of Pounds and Shelters.
This was our message to our colleagues in Australia:……….”
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This paper is singularly THE most important message for Australian pound cats and dogs in recent times. Please read it, aborb it, and copy it far and wide. If you know any Pound or Shelter management or staff, or Councillors in your area, please send them a copy and ask them to digest the content. Then ask them “what actions will you take?” “If not, why not?”
Incidentally and importantly, many of the “objections” presented by Winograd in this paper come DIRECTLY from some of the senior managers of our well known Pound and Charity Shelters. This was not unexpected by Winograd – it mirrors exactly the reaction in the US.
These senior managers need to “get on the train”. We need to demand it of them. If they won’t, then they need to get out of the way and let someone else who WILL do it have a go.
Tell us who you think this message needs to be directed to……