Now more than ever, you are needed to donate your old blankets, towels, and sheets to your local animal shelter. With financial cut-backs, repairs on shelters are often put off, so if it's drafty, the animals suffer. I know my shelter uses rags to stuff under doors. No kidding! Empty out those closets... this is your chance to get rid of stuff and do something useful!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Column on No-Kill From Best Friends Animal Society

In keeping with wanting to highlight more organizations that factor large in the lives of shelter pets, once again, here is something from Best Friends Animal Society, the Grand Dame of animal rescue.

Here at Best Friends, we know the realities,
too. We can’t bring every homeless
dog or cat to this sanctuary. But since the
no-kill movement took off, a dozen or so
years ago, the number of animals being
killed in shelters every year has dropped
from 17 million to just under five million.

Read the full column by Michael Mountain:

And a related article on the no-kill movement, spurred on by an honest question about what to do with all the animals if we move towards a no-kill model for sheltering (also from Best Friends):