23 Dec '11, 12pm

How One City has Stopped the Killing of Homeless Pets

Charles Vreeland, President of the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City said, “It’s a grand experiment and an idea we’ve had for several years, but until Captain Rodney Smith came on board as the new police captain we couldn’t get it off the ground.” Vreeland is talking about an incredible program called Ray of Hope that has taken the euthanasia rate of unwanted cats and dogs in Kansas City shelters from 54% to 4% during the first six months of 2009. It’s a program that links together the services of the Kansas City police, the Humane Society, volunteers, local no-kill shelters and rescue groups both in the city and across the country. Ray of Hope is all about cooperation, coordination and communication between these agencies and it could be replicated in just about every city across the country. It’s actually a pretty simple concept of government entities and non-profit ...

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