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This Girl Explained The Difference Between A ‘Kill’ And ‘No-Kill’ Animal Shelter And It’s Eye-Opening
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This Girl Explained The Difference Between A ‘Kill’ And ‘No-Kill’ Animal Shelter And It’s Eye-Opening

While most of us love and care for our furry friends, not all of us are prepared to go that extra mile and adopt one from a shelter when we finally decide to make the commitment of getting one. That doesn’t mean we don’t want to help though. Even if people are not ready to go for adoption yet, some of them choose to opt for volunteering and always run into the same dilemma – what shelter to choose. While private shelters are the most popular choice because of being “no-kill”, this Twitter user took an extra step to explain why that may not be the best approach and it’s eye-opening!

This girl figured out a rather obvious but usually misunderstood difference between animal shelters

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And took to Twitter to explain it to the good people of the Internet

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People were thankful for the knowledge she shared

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Carol Emory
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2 years ago

A lot of the no-kill shelters help the kill shelters by taking in dogs that would otherwise be hard to adopt. They understand the kill shelters have limited room. To understand better, watch Amanda to the Rescue. She often helps the California Kill Shelters by relocating dogs to Washington State because they are more readily adoptable there.

Cassie
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2 years ago

Yes! "Kill shelters" do not just automatically kill animals that have been in their system too long. Many have extensive foster programs and agreements with other shelters across their state or even across the country. Often, when you adopt an animal, you are required to spay or neuter because they just can't afford the procedure for every animal, but they will pay extra when they can to get an animal to another facility instead of putting it down. Even "kill" shelters go out of their way not to put animals down for no good reason and they really need support to continue taking care of neglected and abandoned animals.

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heidi holmes
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2 years ago

This post needs more boosting! All the Loves and all the upvotes and shares! ESPECIALLY during this time of year! How many of you out there in the great wide web are getting rid of your dog or cat to make room for a new Christmas puppy or kitten? Adopt don't shop! Also support your local animal shelter this holiday season by bringing in some food, old blankets and treats and toys for the animals there! Thank you that is all! Have a good day! :-)

hobbitly
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

I get what this post is saying yet I do still think there is something wrong with killing a healthy animal just for it not being adopted fast enough. Where I live (Netherlands) there are no kill shelters and we also dont say no to dumped/stray animals. So I dont understand why they dont do that everywhere. How I see it, is that the way the system is set up in kill-shelter-countries just isnt the best system.

Kimberley Petz
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2 years ago

So if you have 100 kennels and 150 dogs, what do you propose?

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Carol Emory
Community Member
2 years ago

A lot of the no-kill shelters help the kill shelters by taking in dogs that would otherwise be hard to adopt. They understand the kill shelters have limited room. To understand better, watch Amanda to the Rescue. She often helps the California Kill Shelters by relocating dogs to Washington State because they are more readily adoptable there.

Cassie
Community Member
2 years ago

Yes! "Kill shelters" do not just automatically kill animals that have been in their system too long. Many have extensive foster programs and agreements with other shelters across their state or even across the country. Often, when you adopt an animal, you are required to spay or neuter because they just can't afford the procedure for every animal, but they will pay extra when they can to get an animal to another facility instead of putting it down. Even "kill" shelters go out of their way not to put animals down for no good reason and they really need support to continue taking care of neglected and abandoned animals.

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heidi holmes
Community Member
2 years ago

This post needs more boosting! All the Loves and all the upvotes and shares! ESPECIALLY during this time of year! How many of you out there in the great wide web are getting rid of your dog or cat to make room for a new Christmas puppy or kitten? Adopt don't shop! Also support your local animal shelter this holiday season by bringing in some food, old blankets and treats and toys for the animals there! Thank you that is all! Have a good day! :-)

hobbitly
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

I get what this post is saying yet I do still think there is something wrong with killing a healthy animal just for it not being adopted fast enough. Where I live (Netherlands) there are no kill shelters and we also dont say no to dumped/stray animals. So I dont understand why they dont do that everywhere. How I see it, is that the way the system is set up in kill-shelter-countries just isnt the best system.

Kimberley Petz
Community Member
2 years ago

So if you have 100 kennels and 150 dogs, what do you propose?

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