Dog Rescue


It’s National Animal Shelter Reform Week although on this blog, that’s every week.  Why is reform needed in the overwhelming majority of our taxpayer funded shelters?  The answer is:  Because directors and staff are not doing their jobs to shelter pets but instead are killing them.

I regularly hear excuses from directors, shelter staff, volunteers and others who enable them as to why they “can’t stop” killing pets.  I outright reject the idea that they can’t stop since it’s been proven in dozens of open admission shelters all over the country that killing is a choice.  Rather, too many shelter directors won’t stop killing.

By far the most common excuse offered is some variation of the following:  What are we supposed to do with all these animals?  It is the very asking of this question that disqualifies a shelter director or staffer from employment.  Or at least it…

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