Last Wednesday, at a gala event at the L.A. House of Blues, the No Kill Los Angeles effort officially kicked off. The name of the coalition of animal-rescue organizations says it all: the goal is to end the killing of healthy and treatable pets in L.A. shelters. The methods are hardly ground-breakingproviding spay/neuter services where they are needed most so fewer animals go into shelters, and increasing adoptions so more animals come out of the shelters and go into new homesbut the best part is the way the project will be financed. The Best Friends Animal Society will be providing grants to coalition partners for every pet they adopt to a new home over the number they adopted last year, as well as funding spay/neuter projects for pet owners who can’t afford to have their pets fixed.
This is a very ambitious project that brings together diverse partners. Let’s hope that it serves as a model for similar coalitions in other cities. Could this be the first step of a nationwide movement to end the practice of euthanizing healthy pets? Visit the NKLA website for all the details, and help spread the word.
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