Tuesday, January 23, 2007

No Kill Newsletter

Take a look at this link :-

No Kill Advocate, #1, 2007, put out by No Kill Solutions run by Nathan Winograd. Winograd is the person who was instrumental in making Tompkins County NY, USA a no-kill county. He is trying to spread this message throughout the US.

Read page 6 and 7 especially of the newsletter and the bit about how much costs are saved by TNR as opposed to killing. I really like the bit about how the International City/Country Management Association said that if money is spent killing 4000 animals in 2001, they'll STILL be killing at least 4000 animals in 2010, but if you invest that money in TNRM, you'll be killing significantly less animals by then and saving money besides.

7 Comments:

Blogger calsifer said...

Impressive and inspiring:
"Historically, the Charlottesville SPCA was the subject of relentless public criticism for what many in the rescue community saw as poor customer service, inadequate care of animals, and unnecessary killing. By hiring a new director who embraced the No Kill paradigm, they finished 2005, Kogut’s first year, saving 87 percent of dogs and 67 percent of cats."

And in her second, Ms Susanne Kogut won No Kill's award for the nation’s best animal shelter director in 2006 for a NINETY-TWO percent SAVE rate.

Imagine the progress Ms Susanne made at such a notorious shelter, and only in 2 short years!

The Singapore SPCA's more than 90% kill-rate looks even more unconvincing in the face of the amazing achievements of Ms Kogut.

23/1/07 9:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SPCA must change the traditional mode of operation, reject surrender animals and guide owners through the process of adoption, fostering and then euthanasia after a 10 day trial.
If that fails, check them in to some welfare holding bay for one last chance. Complicated but at least you avoid death. If people dump, so be it.

26/1/07 12:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Loss of public donations but assume every animal gets turn in gets a live telecast, the public will know the betrayal by human owners cause the animals to die.
13,000 is too many deaths in one year. Shame on you, Singapore.

26/1/07 12:18 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I guess the question is what holding bay? Also I think the thing to note is that the SPCA did actually survey their own members about a year ago to see whether they wanted the SPCA to keep putting animals down. They voted to say they wanted the SPCA to keep doing it.

26/1/07 9:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems that the Singapore SPCA serves more as a pound than a rescue organization. What bugs me is that they refuse to tell you what happens to the animals they receive. If they have nothing to hide, why can't they tell you? If people knew that the animals would very likely be put down they might reconsider surrendering them. Surely it is the SPCA's duty to prevent such uneccessary deaths?

31/1/07 11:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also find it very dodgy that they don't allow you to take back the animals you send there...

31/1/07 11:12 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Anonymous - they do actually. There's a large sign on the door saying that unfortunately they have to put down most of the animals surrendered as much as they don't want to.

31/1/07 11:15 PM  

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