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  • Humane Society Of Utah Reaches No-Kill Status In 2015 For First Time Ever

    Humane Society Of Utah Reaches No-Kill Status In 2015 For First Time Ever

    The Humane Society of Utah saved over 11K animals in 2015, making it the first year in their 55 year history that they are completely no-kill.

  • What does “No Kill” mean?

    What does “No Kill” mean?

    Although there are still more pets than available homes, shelters and rescues are lowering the number through spay/neuter programs and various adoption events.

  • DogTime’s No Kill series: Afterword

    DogTime’s No Kill series: Afterword

    by Leslie Smith, DogTime editor The last segment in the DogTime No Kill series posted several weeks ago, but readers’ reactions to the various articles are still very much on my mind. That’s a good thing, as my goal was to elicit discussion, awareness, and thought from people who are troubled by the crisis in […]

  • Thoughts on breeding: readers respond, part II

    Thoughts on breeding: readers respond, part II

    Several weeks ago, as part of my series on the No Kill movement, I posted an article questioning how breeding dogs and cats can be a responsible act. At least at this time, when millions of animals languish in shelters, 10,000 of whom are put to death every day. The article was met with such […]

  • My 7th lesson: No Kill must cast a wider net; first step is a name change

    My 7th lesson: No Kill must cast a wider net; first step is a name change

    by Leslie Smith, editor March, 2011 On Thursday, a man brought a Heeler mix he called Jack to the front counter. The sight horrified those present, and the stench permeated the entire shelter grounds. Jack’s right front leg had been mutilated, and the injury was clearly not new. According to the man, the dog had […]

  • No Kill, euthanasia, and fates worse than death

    No Kill, euthanasia, and fates worse than death

    Fates worse than death: not a pleasant topic, least of all on a sunny Friday morning. But the comments posted in response to that portion of this week’s No Kill installment were some of the most thought-provoking the series has elicited. A few of the posts that gave me pause, baffled me, surprised me, and […]