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Atlanta animal welfare trivia contest question for November 28

Win a copy of Irreconcilable Differences:  the Battle for the Heart and Soul of America's Animal Shelters
Win a copy of Irreconcilable Differences: the Battle for the Heart and Soul of America's Animal Shelters
Nathan Winograd

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  • LodgeKitty 4 years ago

    Overpopulation: The population in excess of the environment's carrying capacity.

    By implementing the NO KILL EQUATION, the first and only proven method for saving all healthy and treatable animals in a communities shelter pet population.
    It succeeded by comprehensively addressing the shelter pet population using the three non-lethal factors (birth rate, immigration, and emigration), which influence any population.
    With NKE, shelters are restored to the original and proper definition of the term - places of safety for animals.

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    Valerie Hayes 4 years ago

    Overpopulation is when a population exceeds carrying capacity--meaning it becomes larger than the maximum sustainable size for that habitat, it exceeds the limitations of available resources. For dogs and cats, the habitat is defined as the number of available homes. 'Pet overpopulation', the excuse for shelter killing is a myth because nationwide, there are 17 million people looking to acquire a pet but undecided as to where from, every year. Nationwide, every year, 8 million animals enter shelters and 4 million are killed. A small percentage of those animals are irremediably suffering or truly vicious and therefore can't be adopted. Some are feral cats in need of TNR. Therefore, 17 million people looking to get a pet should be competing for fewer than 4 million animals, meaning that shelter killing is not due to pet overpopulation, because there is no such thing. It is due to other factors--primarily lazy or uncaring shelter directors and bureaucrats failing to hold them accountable for the lifesaving which the public wants.

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