19 May '11, 10am

Austin Becomes a No-Kill City

Austin Becomes a No-Kill City

While this is undoubtedly a huge milestone I think we should not forget that no-kill can be achieved in numerous ways. I have been actively involved in animal rescue in the Austin area for many years and I know for a fact that the adoption standards at most shelters are mediocre at best. Town Lake Animal Center (TLAC) literally has "sales" going on (presumably to meet their no-kill quota) where anyone who has $20.00 can walk in the door and adopt an animal. I have rescued many of these animals over the years who were adopted by people that weren't screened properly and who ended up returning the animals to the shelter, dumping them, mistreating them, etc. Just because an animal has been adopted doesn't mean it was lucky enough to find loving and dedicated owners.The real solution to the problem is population control, which would require a strict spay/neuter ordinance and i...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/animal-welfare/blog/austin-be...

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