How to Save More Lives – Survey Results

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According to the January 2014 “Survey of Successful No-kill Facilities” Report by Franklin D. McMillan DVD of Best Friends Animal Society The greatest reason preventing the attainment of 100% save rate is medical disorders, followed closely by behavioral issues.   It has long been my opinion that behavioral issues should be treated with the same scope as medical issues.  Shelters …

TRUTH, LIES AND BIG DONATIONS

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Last week I visited a local shelter, in a less than desirable neighborhood here in LA.  I know the shelter business very well, so when I make my comments they are not coming from an emotional place, but rather a place of knowledge.  Upon arriving at the shelter I walked through the animal receiving department and found a small hispanic …

Keep it Real – Keep it Simple – Save Lives

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There is this constant battle between rescues and shelters that does little more than cost innocent animals their lives.  I am referring mainly to the rescue groups that “rescue” pets from the shelter whose greatest risk at the shelter is adoption.   Let’s face it, there are certain breeds of dogs at the shelter that have little to no chance …

Killing By The Numbers

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When we look at how an animal shelter performs, we typically judge them by how many animals are adopted / rescued vs. how many animals are killed.  These numbers may seem simple at the surface but are often skewed by a veil of deceit. Typically this should be a simple approach:  The shelter took in 100 animals, 90 were adopted, …