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From Nathan J. Winograd, May 2010
Nathan J. Winograd

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

At their annual animal shelter conference, I sat listening to the welcome address by the President of the nation’s largest humane organization. He said that ending the killing of savable animals was within reach across the country, called upon all shelters to commit themselves to doing so, and he gave them the prescription to do it: the programs and services of the No Kill Equation.

I heard him dismiss the different excuses: “Ringworm is not a reason to kill animals,” respiratory infection “is not a reason to kill cats,” claims of lacking space “should never be an excuse.” He described these as “cases where extra effort is made to save their lives whereas in the past death would have been the easier choice.” He called upon shelters to “steadfastly ensure that the ingredients of the Saving Lives philosophy are embraced and executed in their entirety in the honest belief that ‘we can do it!’” He was unapologetic, emphatic, and without ambiguity: “We can adopt our way out of killing,” he stated. And “we will.”

He then presented different shelter managers who had embraced this effort so that they could speak about their experiences: Like the one who came into an open admission facility with a 65% rate of killing and reduced it to under 4% in one year. And another who took over a shelter once described as “hopelessly overcrowded” but now has a 97% save rate. And still another that has seen enforcement decline 70% after going from a punitive philosophy to one that makes it easy for people to do the right thing, through a series of community based incentives such as free and low-cost spay/neuter. It was like a dream.

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Irreconcilable Differences Wins Bronze

 

Irreconcilable Differences: The Battle for the Heart & Soul of America’s Animal Shelters wins a bronze medal for Best Book in the Animals/Pets category by the Independent Publishers Association, which will be given at an event at Book Expo America in New York City. Almost 4,000 entrants from 42 states, 7 Canadian provinces, and 6 countries overseas competed for honors.

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The Sweetest Way to Save a Life

 

Rescue Chocolate is “the sweetest way to save a life”! That’s because 100% of the net profits from the sale of the bars are donated to animal shelters and rescue organizations around the country and for May 2010, the No Kill Advocacy Center is the chosen beneficiary. So start indulging and help create a No Kill nation in the process!

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No Kill Blog

No Kill by the numbers, the decade that changed everything, lessons from an Andy Warhol tote bag, it's a wonderful world, and the truth about the ASPCA, HSUS, and PETA. Read the most influential blog on the No Kill movement by clicking here.
 
 
Twitter News & Tidbits
 
Follow me on twitter and stay up to date with exclusive No Kill news from around the country not posted elsewhere, and including real time updates of new articles and blog posts.
 
Here are some recent tweets:
 

    ASPCA backed anti-No Kill Austin TX pound director responsible for 100,000 deaths is out: http://bit.ly/ 9kooD9

    8,000 lives needlessly lost due to a failure to implement a proactive lost & found program: http://bit.ly/ d6WgHk

    NYS study finds animals being routinely killed in shelters despite a rescue alternative: http://bit.ly/ a664gA

 
Building a No Kill Community Seminars
 
 
 
I just returned from Kentucky, Georgia, and New Zealand where hundreds of animal lovers from eight states came to hear the message of hope and promise of the No Kill philosophy.
 
Join me for an inspirational multi-media presentation on Building a No Kill Community, followed by a book signing.  Remaining seminars include:

♦ Greater Seattle Area (Whidbey Island), WA. June 18, 2010. 

♦ Washington D.C. (No Kill Conference). July 31-August 1, 2010. SOLD OUT!

 

♦ Raleigh, NC. September 25, 2010. 

♦ Maryville, TN. October 16, 2010.

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Bookstore

 


Learn more about or purchase my books including Irreconcilable Differences and Redemption.
 
Redemption is the winner of USA Book News' Best Book (Animal/Pets) , a Best Book Muse Medallion winner by the Cat Writers Association of America, a Best Book nominee by the Dog Writers Association of America, finalist for the Eric Hoffer Award for Excellence in Publishing, and winner of a Silver Medal from the Independent Publishers Association. It has been called "powerful and inspirational, " "ground-breaking, " and "a must read for anyone who cares about animals."
 
Irreconcilable Differences is called “clear and rigorously reasoned,” “excellent reading,” “a real page turner,” “the perfect follow-up to Redemption,” a “grand slam,” by “the voice of America’s displaced pets and the conscience of the animal sheltering industry.” Winner of a Bronze Medal from the Independent Publishers Association.

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You can get personally dedicated, signed, and gift-wrapped copies of my books, with a card, for the animal lover on your list through the No Kill Advocacy Center. Click here for more information.
 
The Examiner

As the San Francisco Animal Shelter writer for examiner.com, I am writing about local and national news from a San Francisco Bay Area perspective. Read all the articles by clicking here.

 

Animal Wise Radio

Join me every Sunday morning on Animal Wise radio as we talk about the No Kill revolution in America. For more information, click here.

 

Stay Connected

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♦ Read local and national shelter news with a San Francisco Bay Area angle by clicking here.

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