No Kill Movement
FOR ANIMAL WELFARE PROFESSIONALS
Creating No-Kill Communities
State Coalitions and Federations
Feral Cat Advocacy
Spay/Neuter Programs and Clinics
Animal Relinquishment Studies
Advertising Adoptable Pets
Resources to Help Place Special Needs Companion Animals
Humane Education Resources
Legislation & Lobbying
Animal Welfare Publications
NO KILL MOVEMENT
Best Friends Animal Society
is the leader in the “No More Homeless Pets” movement.
Best Friends provides information, assistance, and training
to people and grassroots groups who are looking to create no-kill
communities. Learn about successful model
programs throughout the country, visit their resource
library, or participate in their online forum.
Fund®, the Pet Rescue Foundation,
is a family foundation established in 1999 to help fund the
creation of a no-kill nation. Their mission is to revolutionize
the status and well-being of companion animals. Their website
contains an extensive library of articles, editorials, and information
on shelter management, shelter health/behavior, community statistics,
and the no-kill movement.
No Kill Now! provides a wide variety of resources
and news about the no kill movement.
The No Kill Advocacy Center offers
an extensive Freqently-Asked Questions section
for animal welfare professionals and no-kill advocates. Nathan J. Winograd, the
founder and director of The No Kill Advocacy Center and No Kill Solutions, is a graduate of
Stanford Law School, a former criminal prosecutor and corporate
attorney, has helped write legislation at the state and national
level, has spoken nationally and internationally on animal sheltering
issues, and has consulted with a wide range of animal protection
groups including some of the largest and best known in the nation. He is the author of "Redemption: The Myth of Pet Overpopulation and the No Kill Revolution in America."
following organization are working to create no-kill
communities around the nation:
Alliance for Philadelphia’s Animals
First Coast No More Homeless Pets
Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals
Nevada Humane Society
No More Homeless Pets Atlanta
No More Homeless Pets of the Triad
No More Homeless Pets in Utah
STATE COALITIONS AND FEDERATIONS
Animal Welfare Federation of Connecticut
Animal Welfare Federation of New Jersey
Colorado Federation of Animal Welfare Agencies
Illinois Animal Welfare Federation
Maine Animal Coalition
Massachusetts Animal Coalition
Rhode Island Animal Welfare Coalition
Animal Hoarding: Structuring Interdisciplinary Reponses to Help People, Animals and Communities at Risk is a report from a forum of the Hoarding of Animals Research Consortium on community approaches to hoarding situations.
ASPCA Professional provides tools and resources for animal welfare professionals.
Cafe offers a menu of ideas, information, news and resources
to help board members give and get the most out of board service.
is a great online resource for building effective nonprofit
The Connecticut Association of Nonprofits (CAN) provides seminars and online resources for Connecticut nonprofits.
Connecticut Pet Projects is a volunteer network and resource portal for those who are involved or would
like to become involved in companion animal welfare initiatives. The mission of
CT Pet Projects is to connect skilled volunteers with animal welfare
organizations who are looking for help. Whether you're a compassionate and
humane individual looking to volunteer or an animal welfare organization looking
for volunteers, you can make the connection at CTPetProjects.org.
Dogs Deserve Better is a nonprofit organization dedicated to freeing the chained dog, and bringing our 'best friend' into the home and family. Their website offers a lot of great animal advocacy information.
HSUS Animal Sheltering Online is an online resource for
animal shelters and animal welfare professionals.
Insurance: Covering Your Tail! is a resource guide from Best Friends on how to protect your organization from catastrophic loss and lawsuits.
Petfinder’s Online Library for Animal Welfare Professionals
includes information on shelter
relationships, and pets
and the community.
Petsmart Charities Webinars
PetSmart Charities provides free, ongoing webinars to help animal welfare organizations and individuals to learn more about current animal welfare-related topics such as grant funding, foster programs, volunteering and adoptions.
Well-renowned individuals in the animal welfare field present different topics every month.
Society of Animal Welfare Administrators (SAWA) is
a nonprofit management organization comprised of professional
administrators of organizations involved in the animal care
and control field.
Animal Response Teams (SART) are interagency state organizations
dedicated to preparing, planning, responding and recovering
during animal emergencies in the United States.
Support Services for Animal
Welfare Professionals is a non-profit organization
that presents affordable stress-reduction workshops for animal
welfare professionals. To bring a SSACP workshop to your location
or call 410-956-9560.
is already the preferred volunteer recruiting service for over
30,000 nonprofits. Lets VolunteerMatch help you find the volunteers
Cat Allies is the national nonprofit clearinghouse for information
on feral and stray cats. As the foremost experts on feral cats,
Alley Cat Allies promotes nonlethal
control for feral and stray cats with trap-neuter-return (TNR)
programs that effectively reduce their population by sterilization
- not euthanasia.
vs. Birds: Countering the Predation Issue
will provide feral cat advocates with the information
and scientific studies that demonstrate feral cats are not
to blame for declining bird populations.
Feral Cats In The News
- The Feral Cat Blog offers daily national and global cat
news, information and resources to actively use for cat advocacy
and cat management.
Feral Cat Caretakers’ Coalition is a national organization dedicated
to the support of feral cat caretakers and caretaker-based solutions.
Feral offers TNR and colony management assistance using
a network of Cat Captains who provide caretakers with the knowledge
and tools they need to manage their colonies effectively.
Neighborhood Cats, one of the leaders in the TNR movement,
offers workshops on how to manage a feral cat colony, a TNR
mini-course, and a TNR Kit (Handbook and Video).
The Feline Resistance is
a network dedicated to the protection of free-roaming cats.
New Jersey Animal Rights Alliance - Feral
Cat Project is a great resource center for feral cat information.
New York City Feral Cat Initiative is a joint program of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals and Neighborhood Cats, two private non-profit organizations. Their mission is to solve the feral cat overpopulation crisis in New York City through the humane, non-lethal method of Trap-Neuter-Return, or TNR for short.
The Feral Cat Management Pages are offered on the AnimalSheltering.org site as a program of The Humane Society of the United States.
TNR Past, Present, and Future: A History
of the TNR Movement, by Ellen Perry Berkeley, is a must-read for all feral
cat and TNR advocates. It can be purchased online for $16.00.
PROGRAMS AND CLINICS
provides complete details and procedures for running
an FCC-type clinic, as well as
a 43-minute video, Friends of the Friendless, a
step-by-step guide to running a successful large-scale and low-cost
volunteer spay/neuter program for feral and homeless cats.
of Spay/Neuter: Dr. Julie Levy of the University of Florida and Dr.
Brenda Griffin of Auburn University will answer your questions
about the future of non-surgical contraception for animals,
high-volume spay/neuter, juvenile spay/neuter, and more.
Getting Pets Fixed: Aimee St. Arnaud of Best
Friends shares her ideas and expertise on how you can raise
funds and develop an effective spay/neuter program for your
Humane Alliance is dedicated to ending pet overpopulation by providing high volume, high quality, targeted, affordable sterilization services of companion animals.
Shelter Outreach Services provides
subsidized, high-volume spay/neuter services throughout the
Finger Lakes region of New York. SOS hopes to mentor other groups who want to set up similar
programs. They welcome groups to call them for advice.
Should you open your
own spay/neuter clinic? Paul Berry of Best Friends
and Quita Mazzina
of Humane Alliance answer
your questions about running your own mobile or fixed spay/neuter
the most comprehensive library of information
about spay/neuter programs & clinics, sterilization methods,
laws and legislation, working with public health departments,
and funding for sterilization programs.
Spay/Neuter Step by Step: Sharon Secovich of
Spay Maine shares her experiences
and answers your questions about launching a statewide, publicly
funded spay/neuter program.
Early-Age Spay/Neuter Information:
The Controversy is Over: Prepubertal Neutering is the Surgery of Choice
Effect of Early Spay On a Community
Early Age Neutering: Perfect for Every Practice
Early Age Spay/Neuter Before Adoption
videos available include:
With Feral Cats in a Veterinary Practice, by Brenda Griffin, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University.
Counseling, by Brenda Griffin, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University.
Neutering: A Practical Guide for Veterinarians,
by the AVAR and the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine
Case for Early Neutering: A Tool for Companion Animal Population
by American Humane
Spay/Neuter Video for Veterinarians,
by the MSPCA
National Council on Pet Population Study
& Policy, has conducted
studies regarding animal entry and exit numbers from shelters
nationally and the characteristics of animals and humans involved
in relinquishment of animals to shelters. A national household
survey served as a control group for the relinquishment study
to help indicate which characteristics of animals and humans
were really significant risk factors for failed human/animal
ADVERTISING ADOPTABLE PETS
Shelters or rescue organization can advertise adoptable pets at no charge on the following websites:
Pup Forum (dogs only): www.pupforum.com
My Kitty Pics (cats only): www.mykittypics.com
Pets 911: www.pets911.com
Hugs for Homeless Animals: www.h4ha.org
Pet Ark: www.pet-ark.com
Pet Bond: www.petbond.com
SPECIAL NEEDS COMPANION ANIMALS
Big Dogs, Shy Cats:
How to Find Homes for “Hard to Place” Pets
Hard to Place Animals
the Adoption Master
special needs companion animals:
Post Blind Dogs for adoption
Handicappedpets.com: Free classifieds for
elderly, disabled, and handicapped companion animals
Pet Diabetes Support Group: Post diabetic companion
animals for adoption
Diabetes: Post diabetic companion animals for adoption
Pets with Disabilities: Post disabled cats and dogs for adoption
adoptable Felv/ FIV/FIP cats/Kittens: Free posting of adoptable cats/kittens
Special Needs Pets: Post handicapped
companion animals for adoption, including FIV+ and Felv+ cats
Senior Dog Project: Post Senior dogs
Thinking of Adopting
a Feline Leukemia Cat?
Truth About Cats and FIV
a bad case of rumors
FIV Fact Sheet
Guide to Feline Diabetes
for a Diabetic Animal
With A Diabetic Pet
They Are Just Too Sweet - Living With Diabetes
Old Souls, Young Hearts: Why Adopt
A Senor Mutt?
With An Epileptic Pet
With A Disabled Pet
10 Reasons to Adopt An Older Dog
The Compassionate Living Project
National Association for Humane and Environmental
National Humane Education Society
Share the World
LEGISLATION & LOBBYING
To find your U.S. and Connecticut Senators and Representatives,
To learn about pending legislation or animal advocacy in Connecticut, please visit one of the following:
Animal Legal Defense Fund
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Advocacy
Society of the United States - Legislation
Doris Day Animal League
American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)
American Veterinary Medical Association
Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA)
Cornell Feline Health Center
Abolitionist Online (A Voice for Animal Rights)
American Anti-Vivisection Society
Association of Veterinarians for Animal
Humane Farming Association
In Defense of Animals (IDA)
The Institute for Animals and Society (IAS)
New England Anti-Vivisection Society
Physicians Committed for Responsible
American Vegetarian Society
Northern Connecticut Vegetarian Society
Vegetarian Resource Group
The Cat Who Cried for Help, by Nicholas Dodman
The Dog Who Loved Too Much, by Nicholas Dodman
Think Like a Cat, by Pam Johnson-Bennett
If Only They Could Speak, by Nicholas Dodman
Animal People, the leading
independent newspaper providing original investigative coverage
of animal protection worldwide. View the current issue online,
Best Friends Magazine
Maverick Cats: Encounters with Feral Cats, by Ellen Perry
TNR Past, Present, and Future: A History of the TNR Movement,
by Ellen Perry Berkeley
The Stray Cat Handbook, by Tamara Kreuz
The Wild Life of the Domestic Cat, by Roger Tabor
The No Kill Movement
Redemption: The Myth of Pet Overpopulation and the No Kill Revolution in America, by Nathan Winograd
from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tuft’s University.
feline newsletter from Cornell University College of Veterinary
The Guide to Handraising Kittens, by Susan Easterly
Maverick Cats: Encounters with Feral Cats,
by Ellen Perry Berkeley
Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff, by Lila
Miller and Stephen Zawistowski