About No Kill | PAWS Chicago

About No Kill

How No Kill came about—and how it’s expanding its reach.

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