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 Sanders
Rick 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

Sofia Campins
Sofia Campins

We have three dogs and three cats from the animal shelter. No words could possibly describe the joy they have brought to my family. PETA has always been purely fake.

Karen Haddon
Karen Haddon

Yes they are lazy they can't be bothered to put up for adoption they would rather kill them thisis very cruel

Rebecca Prewett
Rebecca Prewett
  • Karen Haddon

Adam Silber, if you don't agree with the petition, don't sign it. PETA's average kill rate percentage is in the mid to high 90's. NO Shelter or organization intakes more than 90% sick, injured, abused, or otherwise unadoptBle ani

Catherine Lafitte
Catherine Lafitte

It's a shame! Ici en France c'est pareil ! Il faut faire évoluer les choses ! Nous sommes quand meme au XXI eme siècle!! Élargissons nos esprits

Alex Kessler Affonso
Alex Kessler Affonso
  • Catherine Lafitte

En France les gens pratiquent l'euthanasie??

Dell Roberson
Dell Roberson

ALL RIGHT TO ALL THE INDIGENOUS TROGLODYTES, TO ALL THE BRAINLESS MORONS, HERE IS THE CYCLE IN LAYMAN TERMS FOR THE ONES THAT DON'T GET IT THE SO CALLED HUMANE SHELTERS" IN OUR COUNTRY ARE NOTHING MORE THAN KILLING MACHINES FOR PROFIT KEEPING THEMSELVES IN BUSINESS WITH THE MYTH OF OVER POPULATIONS AND YOU AKS WHY WOULD THEY DO THIS ? WELL IT IS A VICIOUS CYCLE HSUS , ASCPA, PETA, AND THE SPCA AND MORE ALL GET KICKBACKS FROM SO CALLED CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS (THE SUCKERS) AND THEN ALSO...

ALL RIGHT TO ALL THE INDIGENOUS TROGLODYTES, TO ALL THE BRAINLESS MORONS, HERE IS THE CYCLE IN LAYMAN TERMS FOR THE ONES THAT DON'T GET IT THE SO CALLED HUMANE SHELTERS" IN OUR COUNTRY ARE NOTHING MORE THAN KILLING MACHINES FOR PROFIT KEEPING THEMSELVES IN BUSINESS WITH THE MYTH OF OVER POPULATIONS AND YOU AKS WHY WOULD THEY DO THIS ? WELL IT IS A VICIOUS CYCLE 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 THE 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, CONTINUED

Mac Thor
Mac Thor
  • Dell Roberson

Hi Dell! Thanks for this detailed explanation. I will copy it but will wait for your permission to post it on my wall.

Paula Martineau-Dupont
Paula Martineau-Dupont

I often wonder to myself how somebody could hurt such a defenseless creature like an animal and live with themselves?They have to be heartless and sick in the head.That's just my opinion!!!!

Marcella Amatore
Marcella Amatore

This is like asking a parent to feed their own child - it's a tragic NO-BRAINER. Makes me SICK. DO THE RIGHT THING. Treat all creatures how you want to be treated or you don't deserve to live, that's it.

Diana Brown
Diana Brown

Please help save these animals they deserve a second chance

Sc Smith
Sc Smith

PETA is evil and should be shut down!

Lucy Post
Lucy Post

PETA sends healthy, friendly, adoptable animals to local open-door shelters for a chance at finding loving homes. The vast majority of animals they receive are so injured, abused, or aged that euthanasia is the kindest option for them. Unlike many “no-kill” shelters, which make their statistics look good by turning away animals in need, handing them over to whoever will take them (including hoarders), or warehousing animals for years in cages, PETA works to stop the problem at its source....

PETA sends healthy, friendly, adoptable animals to local open-door shelters for a chance at finding loving homes. The vast majority of animals they receive are so injured, abused, or aged that euthanasia is the kindest option for them. Unlike many “no-kill” shelters, which make their statistics look good by turning away animals in need, handing them over to whoever will take them (including hoarders), or warehousing animals for years in cages, PETA works to stop the problem at its source. Since 2001, PETA has sterilized nearly 94,000 animals at little to no cost to their guardians. PETA also provides free vet care, food, and counseling so people don’t give up their animals. They educate about the importance of spaying/neutering and adopting, and more. People who are upset about euthanasia should blame those who cause animal homelessness (and the need to euthanize) in the first place: breeders, pet stores, people who don’t spay or neuter, and people who abuse and abandon their animals.

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