Back in 2012, we introduced you something called No Kill Los Angeles (NKLA), a coalition of animal-rescue organizations dedicated to ending the killing of healthy and treatable pets in the City of Angels. At the time, their goal seemed remarkably ambitious, but NKLA has recently highlighted the extent of their successes in such a short time:
According to Best Friends Animal Society, in 2011, the year before the No-Kill Los Angeles initiative was first launched, approximately 17,400 healthy, treatable dogs and cats were killed in LA shelters. The year the initiative launched, in 2012, the number dropped to 13,400, and then in 2013, the number decreased drastically, to 9,075!
Obviously, there’s a long way to go, but a 48% reduction in just two years is astonishing.