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Wondering Who To Vote For On April 5th?

A survey was sent out to the candidates in the upcoming April 5th, 2016 elections for County Executive, Mayor, City Council, Village President, and Village Board within Milwaukee County.  ​The purpose of the survey is to understand the positions and intentions of the candidates regarding animal welfare issues and Milwaukee County becoming a No Kill community.​​ The ratings […]

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Wisconsin’s Largest Humane Society Is Not Transparent

The largest humane society in the state, The Wisconsin Humane Society, is located in Milwaukee. They hide their statistics from supporters and the communities they serve. Many other humane societies in Wisconsin do share their statistics, including but not limited to: Dane County Humane Society in Madison, WI and Bay Area Humane Society in Green […]

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Where’s the Transparency?

“We need national numbers!” It’s long been a battle cry of animal welfare organizations, and with good reason. Given the estimated $2 billion we’re spending on sheltering each year in this country, we should be able to point to real data that shows how we’re doing, says McFarland. She and other animal welfare leaders have […]

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Shelter Volunteers: You Have the Right to Speak Up

Have you received a volunteer handbook that says you are not allowed to take photos of shelter animals, among other restrictions? Did you know that this violates your constitutional right to free speech? Volunteers, rescuers, and members of the public have a right to document things they believe are improper. They also can take photographs […]

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How Can We Protect our Shelter Animals?

Currently, No Kill animal sheltering is succeeding in over 200 communities nationwide. Why? Because they have individual shelter leaders who are publicly committed to achieving it and running their shelters consistent with the programs that make No Kill possible. These communities are currently achieving a 90% or better save rate. A list of No Kill […]

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No Kill Is Cost Effective

Many of the programs identified as key components of saving lives are more cost effective than impounding, warehousing, and then killing animals. Some rely on private philanthropy, as in the use of rescue groups, which shifts costs of care from public taxpayers to private individuals and groups. Others, such as the use of volunteers, augment […]

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Dispelling No Kill Myths

Dispelling Myths The phrase “No Kill” is not universally understood at this point in history. This is partially due to the fact that some who oppose No Kill methods (for a variety of reasons) often attempt to paint the movement in a negative light. It is also partially due to the fact that the No […]

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What is No Kill?

If you’ve heard the phrase “No Kill” but you aren’t sure what it means, you’re not alone. As it relates to companion animals, the phrase has more than one meaning and this has led to some confusion and some disagreement between people who feel strongly about helping animals. Some people have come to equate the […]

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