I politely commented under the link that these points were incorrect:
1. In fact - there are enough homes for all of the homeless animals. About four million animals will be killed in animal shelters this year, yet 23 million people will get a new pet in America. AND, if you factor in the ways that you can reduce shelter intake by implementing portions of the No Kill Equation: such as TNR (trap-neuter, return); proactive redemption (getting lost pets back home); low cost spay and neuter; and animal help desks - the numbers that need to be saved will be even lower.
2. And yes, there are No Kill open-admission shelters. At least 25 of them now across the nation that are saving 90% of the animals. Some of these are large, municipal shelters. For those of you who are wondering where they are and how they do it - follow the progress in this blog, No-Kill News.
Back to the Facebook post. I checked back a couple of hours later to see if there was any comments that I needed to answer and guess what? I had been de-friended!
So: here we have an animal rescuer with her head in the sand. Not only does she have her head in the sand, she doesn't want to pull it out and become informed. Really a very sad state of affairs. Somebody that is supposed to be saving animals who actively supports killing them by re-posting nonsense that has no basis in fact.
Make sure that the shelter or rescue you support is truly working towards No Kill goals. There are many that are not and who are trying to maintain the status quo of killing shelter animals.
Here is another blog on this subject from the KC Dog Blog "Knowing That It's Possible". Please share and let's spread the message far and wide because yes, it is possible!
One of the under-reported stories of the internet is this:
It constantly reports on what's possible. Somewhere in the world, someone is doing something that you decided couldn't be done. By calling your bluff and by pointing out the possibilities, this reporting of possibility changes everything. - Seth Godin