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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.

by DogTime
January 8th, 2015

DogTime’s No Kill series: Afterword

by Leslie Smith, DogTime editorThe 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 our […]

by dogtime
July 6th, 2011

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 […]

by dogtime
July 5th, 2011

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

by Leslie Smith, editorMarch, 2011On 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 been hit […]

by dogtime
June 20th, 2011

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 most […]

by dogtime
June 3rd, 2011
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