Raffaella Rossato
Raffaella Rossato

I volunteer for a no kill shelter and do you know how many of our cats had to be euthanised last year? Zero. They arrive in bad shape according to PETA...yeah yeah, sure. Do you know what's their problem? Adoptions cost time and efforts...and it's not under the spotlight. We are a small self funded group in Italy and we have 100 to 150 cats adopted every year. PETA is being lazy and very cruel.

Jonas Spartali
Jonas Spartali
  • Raffaella Rossato

and how many do you turn away every year? all these healthy pets needs a place to stay first before you can make it a no-kill shelter, but there is no place that big in the world to house all these pets that humans abandon/abuse/neglect, be realistic and start cursing the people that have misstreated these animals in the first place instead of having a go at PETA! 150 cats pr year is less than 0.05% of the cats that needs help in Rome alone.

Oguer Leperchaun
Oguer Leperchaun
  • Raffaella Rossato

I also volunteer at a no kill shelter here in Chihuahua Mexico. I am a dog behaviour specialist and i agree with Raffaella, there is no way to justify killing an animal. Most of these sick or ill animals will make a full recovery in less than a year and i speak from experience. It takes time, money, patience and a lot of guts to run a rehabilitation for most animals, but it CAN be done and its worth a shot rather than just giving up on them right away and killing them, beacouse thats what...

I also volunteer at a no kill shelter here in Chihuahua Mexico. I am a dog behaviour specialist and i agree with Raffaella, there is no way to justify killing an animal. Most of these sick or ill animals will make a full recovery in less than a year and i speak from experience. It takes time, money, patience and a lot of guts to run a rehabilitation for most animals, but it CAN be done and its worth a shot rather than just giving up on them right away and killing them, beacouse thats what that is, call it what you want "euthanise", "putting to sleep" but its nothing more than killing.

Angelic Angel
Angelic Angel
  • Raffaella Rossato

Jonas, how many does Peta turn away? Let's see..none. How many do they kill? Let's see: Shall we? Dogs and Cats Killed by PETA
Year Received† Trans-
ferred Adopted Killed
2012 1,843 130 19 1.03% 1,647 89.4%
2011 1,992 34 24 1.21% 1,911 95.9%
2010 2,345 63 44 1.86% 2,200 93.8%
2009 2,366 31 8 0.34% 2,301 97.3%
2008 2,216 34 7 0.32% 2,124 95.8%
2007 1,997 35 17 0.85% 1,815 90.9%
2006 3,061 46 12 0.39% 2,981 97.4%
2005 2,165 69 146 6.74% 1,946 ...

Jonas, how many does Peta turn away? Let's see..none. How many do they kill? Let's see: Shall we? Dogs and Cats Killed by PETA
Year Received† Trans-
ferred Adopted Killed
2012 1,843 130 19 1.03% 1,647 89.4%
2011 1,992 34 24 1.21% 1,911 95.9%
2010 2,345 63 44 1.86% 2,200 93.8%
2009 2,366 31 8 0.34% 2,301 97.3%
2008 2,216 34 7 0.32% 2,124 95.8%
2007 1,997 35 17 0.85% 1,815 90.9%
2006 3,061 46 12 0.39% 2,981 97.4%
2005 2,165 69 146 6.74% 1,946 89.9%
2004 2,655 1 361 13.60% 2,278 85.8%
2003 2,224 1 312 14.03% 1,911 85.9%
2002 2,680 2 382 14.25% 2,298 85.7%
2001 2,685 14 703 26.18% 1,944 72.4%
2000 2,681 28 624 23.27% 2,029 75.7%
1999 1,805 91 386 21.39% 1,328 73.6%
1998* 943 125 133 14.10% 685 72.6%
Total 33,658 704 3,178 9.92% 29,398 92.40%
* figures represent the second half of 1998 only
† Other than spay/neuter animals
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Joan JC Pool
Joan JC Pool

No kill shelters sound great, no one that cares about animals wants them euthanized. But in reality, adoption to whoever can fill out a form and pay a fee may not be the best choice for the pets. In my experience no kill shelters do not always have good long term adoption history. Check on these adoptions one, then five years later. Most are not still with the person that adopted them. If they don't get adopted, then what? Living the rest of their lives in a shelter? And what about the...

No kill shelters sound great, no one that cares about animals wants them euthanized. But in reality, adoption to whoever can fill out a form and pay a fee may not be the best choice for the pets. In my experience no kill shelters do not always have good long term adoption history. Check on these adoptions one, then five years later. Most are not still with the person that adopted them. If they don't get adopted, then what? Living the rest of their lives in a shelter? And what about the animals they don't have room for. I believe there is only one solution: spay & neuter! Overpopulation is the cause. I know there is no perfect answer...........

Catherine M. Fisher
Catherine M. Fisher
  • Joan JC Pool

I volunteer for a no-kill cat rescue & you would not believe how strict our standards are. We frequently check up on our cats years & years down the line to make sure they're doing well with their owners (plus all our cats are microchipped so if they get taken to a shelter, we're notified). We don't let any cat out of our centers without being spayed or neutered & will let people know about low cost spay/neuter services so we can help stop unwanted kittens from being born.

Angelic Angel
Angelic Angel
  • Joan JC Pool

Joan, that's not the way a no-kill or rescue usually works. Rescues and no-kills have very stringent rules about who can adopt their animals -- way more strict than a kill shelter, and most are followed for many years after. My daughter adopted from a no-kill, and to this day, she still gets calls from them. My parents adopted from a no kill, and guess what...they are on a first name basis and my parents know their number by heart, simply because they speak so often to one another about...

Joan, that's not the way a no-kill or rescue usually works. Rescues and no-kills have very stringent rules about who can adopt their animals -- way more strict than a kill shelter, and most are followed for many years after. My daughter adopted from a no-kill, and to this day, she still gets calls from them. My parents adopted from a no kill, and guess what...they are on a first name basis and my parents know their number by heart, simply because they speak so often to one another about their dogs. It's a fallacy created by shelters that don't want to do the work to get them adopted. I fostered four pups and when I expressed a possible situation wherein the pups might be put in danger, if given to a particular party, the person was IMMEDIATELY refused adoption ability. Rescues and no-kills are almost always stricter than any shelters I know, and believe me, I know A LOT OF SHELTERS! .

Pamela Selwyn
Pamela Selwyn
  • Joan JC Pool

Germany only has no-kill shelters. Occasionally people do bring dogs or cats back, which is sad. But are they better off dead?

Arlene Dehmer
Arlene Dehmer
  • Joan JC Pool

I HELPED IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE TO SET UP NOAH'S ARK ANIMAL SANCTUARY IN ROCKFORD, IL AROUND 1990 - IT'S A NON-KILL SHELTER. ON AVERAGE WE ADOPTED ABOUT 27 DOGS PER MONTH AND ABOUT 25 CATS. SELDOM DID THEY EVER COME BACK. THE ORGANIZATION WAS 501-C, AND WE SURVIVED STRICTLY BY CONTRIBUTIONS AND THE FEE FOR ADOPTION, PLUS WE HAD A SMALL SUPPLY OF SUPER FOOD AND ACCESSORIES.

Arlene Dehmer
Arlene Dehmer
  • Joan JC Pool

(TO CONTINUE) IF MY MEMORY IS RIGHT, WE ONLY HAD TO HAVE ONE GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPY PUT TO SLEEP DUE TO HIS BAD HIPS THAT WOULD ONLY GET WORSE AS HE GREW.

Arlene Dehmer
Arlene Dehmer
  • Joan JC Pool

IF ANY DOGS OR CATS STAYED TOO LONG, WE HAD A GENTLEMAN WHO HAD A FARM IN LEAF RIVER & HE WOULD COME IN AND ADOPT THE LONG TERM PETS. WE ALSO HAD A

Arlene Dehmer
Arlene Dehmer
  • Joan JC Pool

A SWEET LITTLE VOLUNTEER, KNOWN AS THE CAT LADY, WHO WOULD TAKE KITTIES WHO WERE LONG TERM , AND TO THIS DAY SHE HAS APPROXIMATELY 60 CATS AND A S[ECIAL VERY LARGE ROOM WAS ADDED TO THIS HOME FOR HER CATS UNTIL THEY'RE ADOPTED. WE WERE STRICTLY NON-KILL, AND AS YOU CAN SEE, IT IS POSSIBLE TO HAVE A "NON KILL" SHELTER WHICH PETA CAN DO WITH THE RIGHT MEMBERS & PEOPLE WHO ARE TRULY ANIMAL LOVERS WHO WILL DO WHATEVER THEY CAN TO SAVE THE INNOCENT PET'S LIFE. I'M VERY, VERY...

A SWEET LITTLE VOLUNTEER, KNOWN AS THE CAT LADY, WHO WOULD TAKE KITTIES WHO WERE LONG TERM , AND TO THIS DAY SHE HAS APPROXIMATELY 60 CATS AND A S[ECIAL VERY LARGE ROOM WAS ADDED TO THIS HOME FOR HER CATS UNTIL THEY'RE ADOPTED. WE WERE STRICTLY NON-KILL, AND AS YOU CAN SEE, IT IS POSSIBLE TO HAVE A "NON KILL" SHELTER WHICH PETA CAN DO WITH THE RIGHT MEMBERS & PEOPLE WHO ARE TRULY ANIMAL LOVERS WHO WILL DO WHATEVER THEY CAN TO SAVE THE INNOCENT PET'S LIFE. I'M VERY, VERY DISAPPOINTED IN PETA AND HOPE AND PRAY THAT THEY WIL LWAKE UP ASAP..AND STOP MURDERING PRECIOUS ANIMALS WHO CANNOT SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES.

Rick A Sanders
Rick A Sanders
  • Joan JC Pool

Thank God for people like YOU!..<3

Dell Roberson
Dell Roberson
  • Joan JC Pool

Joan, if no-kill shelters made restrictions on the adopters more stringent then that might be a better solution and could go to better homes. The overpopulation thing is a myth read this article http://www.nathanwinograd.com/?cat=8 and not pointed towards you but this is the response to what I wrote to someone else IN LAYMAN TERMS FOR THE ONES THAT DON'T GET IT HSUS , ASCPA, PETA, AND THE SPCA AND MORE ALL GET KICKBACKS FROM SO CALLED CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS (THE SUCKERS) AND THEN...

Joan, if no-kill shelters made restrictions on the adopters more stringent then that might be a better solution and could go to better homes. The overpopulation thing is a myth read this article http://www.nathanwinograd.com/?cat=8 and not pointed towards you but this is the response to what I wrote to someone else IN LAYMAN TERMS FOR THE ONES THAT DON'T GET IT HSUS , ASCPA, PETA, AND THE SPCA AND MORE ALL GET KICKBACKS FROM SO CALLED CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS (THE SUCKERS) AND THEN ALSO OTHER INTEREST PARTY GROUPS LIKE THE COMMERCIAL DOG FOOD COMPANIES , IAMS, EUKANUBA, PURINA, ETC, WHICH ARE BASICALLY THANKING THE KILL SHELTERS FOR ALL PRODUCT THAT THEY GIVE THEM , PRODUCT BEING ALL THE DEAD DOGS AND CATS THEY PROVIDE THEM WITH TO PUT IN YOUR DOG FOOD, AND ANYTHING ELSE THEY CAN GET INTO THE RENDERING PLANT ALONG WITH ALL THE RESIDUE THAT COMES FROM TELAZOL, KETAMINE , PROPOFOL, MEDETOMIDINE, XYLAIZINE, AND SOME FORM OF A BARBITURATE , TAKE YOUR PICK , READ ABOUT RENDERING

Peter Souza
Peter Souza

KANYA GEORGIADES, we can see you live in very high falutin west palm beach, reported to be one of the most expensive places in America to live, perhaps you should take all your money buy some acreage and adopt all the dogs that no other shelter wants, the ones that are trained to kill, ie; dog fights, and the ones who are trained to be bait dogs. have you ever rehabiltated a dog that is trained to bite? or a dog that has been trained to kill?

Angelic Angel
Angelic Angel
  • Peter Souza

I have, Peter, and it's not that difficult.

Angelic Angel
Angelic Angel
  • Peter Souza

Peter, after seeing how many rescues and shelters Peta stops, there would be no sense in her doing that, because they might claim Kanya a hoarder if she did.

Daniel Matthew Hurst
Daniel Matthew Hurst

Animals have the right to live.

Lynda Walker
Lynda Walker

I hope my donations to you are not paying for what you are doing in killing these animals. I am stopping my donations.

Alex Kessler Affonso
Alex Kessler Affonso

What's the point of rescuing them to kill them later? I never understood that.

Angelic Angel
Angelic Angel
  • Alex Kessler Affonso

I agree, it needs to stop. All the shelters need to become NO KILL. It's the only way, and people need to stop BREEDING them. Fix them so they can't and poof. Charge people to breed, and watch how fast it ceases. Charge them enormous amounts for each puppy sold, as a tax, and poof...it will end the breeding which, will in turn, reduce the population of them.

Nyrobi McIntire
Nyrobi McIntire

Animals lives are just as important as human ones! MURDERERS

Jana Lybarger
Jana Lybarger

PETA may not listen because they're so warped but we must make our voices heard. They need to stop playacting like they're the greatest thing to happen to animalkind when their methods are questionable at best and unethical at worst. PETA, do something about your bad reputation.

Peter Souza
Peter Souza

Will not sign this. we are very sure that the animals that were euthanized were either ill, or not rehomable. u ever try to rehabilate a pitbull thats been trained to kill? u cant even get insurance! go after the ins comps and the dog fighting!

Angelic Angel
Angelic Angel
  • Peter Souza

BULL! Of course they can be rehabilitated. Look on youtube, you will see dozens of videos of this occurring. The second people stop buying from insurance companies that do that, is the second they will stop that too.

Sandra Crabtree Newell
Sandra Crabtree Newell

I will not sign. I agree with a no kill policy however what happens when those dogs that are up for adoption aren't adopted. Soon there is such a glut of animals waiting for a forever home and it just never comes. If those who have pets would make sure their pets were spay or neutered we wouldn't have to worry.

Angelic Angel
Angelic Angel
  • Sandra Crabtree Newell

I know of an animal that stayed at a shelter for a yr. Then, it was adopted to the most loving lady alive. Was it worth that year? That dog seemed to think so. I know many times where that has occurred. Many rescues and shelters don't even use cages anymore. There are many that allow free roam of the animals. It's not like it used to be, but Peta and others want to claim it that way.

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