No Kill Advocacy Movement
To learn more about the "No Kill Advocacy Movement" visit www.NoKillAdvocacyCenter.org
"A CALL TO ETHICAL REFORM BY PRESERVING LIFE:
IMPLEMENTING THE NO KILL MOVEMENT IN VOLUSIA COUNTY"
Presented to the City of DeLand, Maggi Hall, ARK President - November 2008
"The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way it treats its animals." -- Ghandi
REALITY - Unethical behavior to kill healthy animals:
- Our county has a serious dilemma. But there is a humane solution. At present taxpayers spend over ONE MILLION DOLLARS annually to kill healthy companion animals and free roaming cats.
- Some veterinarians kill healthy companion animals when requested by owners although homes could be found for these innocent creatures.
ABSOLUTELY POSSIBLE - Ethical behavior by declaring Volusia County a "No Kill" Community:
- Requires TEAMWORK, dedication, vision, creativity, hard work
- Communities across the nation have adopted the "No Kill Advocacy Movement"
- Charlottesville VA; Port Washington NY; Reno NV, Richmond VA
- Florida - Manatee Co.; Flagler Co.; North Brevard Co.; Alachua Co.
- A True "No Kill" Facility Will....
- Increase lifesaving
- Implement mandatory programs and services including:
- A free roaming cat TNR program
- Offer high-volume, low-cost spay/neuter services
- Enlist rescue groups
- Develop a foster care list
- Engage in a comprehensive adoption program
- Encourage pet retention by owners
- Offer medical and behavior rehabilitation
- Strengthen public relations and community involvement
- Enlist volunteers for a variety of functions
- Hire a compassionate director
- Our Community Must:
- Adopt the "Declaration of the No Kill Movement in the United States"
- Pass "The Companion Animal Protection Act of 2007"
- Require shelters and veterinarians to stop killing healthy animals
- Form a coalition of compassionate leaders
- Change our laws
- Become consistent among the county and its municipalities as well as with other Florida counties
- Establish free roaming cat colonies
- Develop a facility on the Westside
- Locate funds
- Partner with veterinarian hospitals
It is OUR Choice. Take the easy route and KILL or work hard, behave ethically, and SAVE LIVES. Download the "No Kill Movement" Documents