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The National No Kill Model


The No Kill Advocacy Center
The No Kill Advocacy Center was founded in 2004 by Nathan Winograd. Nathan had created the nation’s first—and at the time, only—No Kill community. This website provides animal advocates with resources to learn and implement the No Kill Equation.


Facebook pages help  to keep you up to date:

The No Kill Advocacy Center

No Kill Pima County


No Kill 101, A Publication of The No Kill Community Center

Defining No Kill  a page at The No Kill Advocacy Center

Animal Evaluation Matrix a publication of the No Kill Advocacy Center Policies and Procedures That Protect the Lives of Shelter Animals.

Dollars and Cents. The Economic Benefits of No Kill Animal Control…A Guide for Public Officials

I WAS THERE, One volunteers view of a shelters transition to no kill… by Valerie Hayes
Shelter Pet Project By The Numbers. There are enough homes for them all.

Are You Enabling The Needless Killing Of Shelter Pets? “Our battle for a No Kill nation is not against the public. It is against the cowards of our movement who refuse to stand up to their colleagues and friends running shelters that are mired in the failed and defunct philosophies that allow (indeed, cause) killing.”


The Dark Side of Mandatory Licensing and Neuter Laws. In case you do not understand why mandatory laws, as these, are NOT part of the No Kill Equation.

Companion Animal Protection Act. A model law which is being actively pursued in parts of the country.


Nathan Winograd
Redemption: The Myth of Pet Overpopulation & The No Kill Revolution in America
Redemption is the story of animal sheltering in the United States, a movement that was born of compassion and then lost its way. It is the story of the “No Kill” movement, which says we can and must stop the killing. Redemption is the winner of five book awards and redefined the animal protection movement worldwide

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Irreconcilable Differences: The Battle for the Heart and Soul of America’s Animal Shelters
The follow up to Redemption, Irreconcilable Differences tackles the myth of pet overpopulation, the war on pit bulls, feline/canine abortion, end of life “euthanasia,” and more

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Friendly Fire
When animal lovers learn about the tragic reality of cruelty and killing that is endemic at our nation’s “shelters,” and that the national organizations such as the Humane Society of the United States, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and the ASPCA defend the killing and thwart reform efforts, the first—and the most logical—question that inevitably follows is: Why? Friendly Fire answers this often confounding question while telling the stories of animals who have become catalysts for change: Oreo, Ace, Patrick, Kapone, Hope, Scruffy, Jeri & Murray, and others

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STRAYED, a video by Mike Fry and Beth Nelson (Animal Ark Shelter). The story of how the animal welfare movement lost its way. And how some people are working to bring it back home. A 20 minute video inspired by the book Redemption.
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Learning From Other Communities:


The City of Austin’s government site, Animal Services Page

The City of Seattle’s government site, Animal Shelter Page
“While the Seattle Animal Shelter does not consider itself a “no kill” shelter, our save rate falls within the recommendation of the “No Kill Nation” advocacy organization. * “Save Rate” calculation from calendar year 2012. Calculation excludes owner requested euthanasia of terminally-ill or dangerous animals (emphasis by NKPC).

Out The Front Door. A blog tracking the save rate of open admission and limited admission shelters across the country.

Saving 90. Reporting on No Kill progress across the country. Communities saving 90% or more.


Using Data to Make Austin No Kill

Austin City Council No Kill Plan

How We Did It, Nevada Humane Society

If Reno Nevada Can Be A No Kill Community Then No Other Community Has An Excuse

       Owner Retention-and Rehoming: PASS (Positive Alternatives to Shelter Surrender)


MADDIES FUND WEBCASTS  Current information  for veterinarians, shelter staff and volunteers on topics such as ringworm, community cats, social media for animal shelters and more.

REFORMING ANIMAL CONTROL by Ryan Clinton from Fix Austin. Learn how Fix Austin transformed their city from a high-kill methodology to one that embraced the No Kill Equation, and learn what you can do in your community to achieve similar results. (1 hour 23 minutes with power point presentation)
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