This is why the statistics from kill shelters saddens us. Every year, millions of animals are killed in shelters. We understand the challenges shelters face- things like funding and lack of resources can put shelters out of business- and don't fault shelters who do all that they can to be no-kill but sometimes fall short.
What we can't stomach is hearing stories like Sabrina's- a dog who had a family that was on their way to pick her up for adoption, but was killed before the family got there because the shelter did not stick to the mandatory 72 hour hold time.
Sabrina's story was told by members of Triumphant Tails and there is now a petition circulating that addresses the horrible practices at Galveston County Animal Resource Center.
There are plenty of amazing shelters and refuges dedicated to being no-kill and we'd like to see them thrive. It's the reason we started the Ambassador Program. Sometimes people need an incentive to donate, and this way their donation helps a shelter AND gets them a subscription to our magazine!
We recently welcomed a new Ambassador to our program and they are a perfect example of the work that goes into keeping a shelter no-kill. Joey’s Feline Friends (JFF) is a non-profit, no-kill shelter and rescue organization dedicated to the care of abused, abandoned, and physically-challenged cats and kittens on the island of O‘ahu.