This No Kill movement, still in its infancy, has challenged the methods of traditional animal sheltering. For centuries, sheltering meant managing overpopulation by killing innocent homeless cats and dogs.
No Kill model is rooted in the principle of valuing each individual animal while simultaneously focusing on big picture strategic solutions. It is expanding its role in cities and counties across America.
History of Sheltering
Why traditional shelters started killing. Learn more
The No Kill Revolution
How a new, lifesaving approach was born. Learn more
Defining No Kill
What No Kill really means for individual shelters and for communities. Learn more
No Kill Gold Standard
Tips on finding a leading shelter to get involved with and support. Learn More