7 hard-learned lessons about animal shelters, euthanasia, and the No Kill movement

DogTime is pleased to bring you an exploration of one of the most polarizing issues in animal rescue today. This 8-part weekly series, by DogTime editor Leslie Smith, is for anyone who feels passionately about animal welfare, wishes to see a reduction in the number of homeless pets, or remains conflicted or confused about the No Kill movement in the United States. We urge you to read each segment (a new one will be published every Tuesday between now and June 21), and we hope you will add your comments, stories, and perspectives to this important discussion.

Introduction to the series

2nd lesson: People love dogs. As long as they’re cute, convenient, and easy-to-care-for.