Our dog Oswald was one day away from his scheduled killing date in a California shelter. He was saved by a rescue group thanks to a California law that makes it illegal for shelters to kill animals when rescue groups offer to save them


Our dog Oswald was one day away from his scheduled killing date in a California shelter. He was saved by a rescue group thanks to a California law that makes it illegal for shelters to kill animals when rescue groups offer to save them.

In that one county, rescue transfers went from zero (the shelter had a policy of not working with rescue groups) before the law was passed to about 4,000 per year. Statewide, roughly 50,000 animals a year are saved, a 370% increase which also saves taxpayers about $1.8 million annually. We need such laws in every state in the country.

Want to help the No Kill Advocacy Center do that? Want to help us advocate, legislate, litigate, and fight for a No Kill nation? To increase the number of communities saving 95%, 98%, even 99% of the animals by implementing the programs and services of the No Kill Equation as hundreds of cities already do?

You can DIY it:

Here’s the No Kill Advocacy Center’s model legislation: http://goo.gl/g2wBns

And here is the guide to getting it introduced and passed: http://goo.gl/qpX04S

You can fight for it:

Here are 17 free step-by-step guides to shelter reform: http://goo.gl/M6U1g1

Or you can help raise money for the No Kill Advocacy Center by buying Rescue Chocolate. All net proceeds will benefit the programs and services of the No Kill Advocacy Center: rescuechocolate.com/collections/home

My personal favorite is Peanut Butter Pitbull, quite possibly the most delicious chocolate bar on the planet.

P.S. From April 1 – 9, you can get an addition 10% of your online order with the following code: “Allegany” in celebration of Allegany, MD, one of the hundreds of cities and towns across the country saving between 90% and 99%: saving90.org

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