This Thursday, February 14, will be the monthly meeting of the No Kill Colorado Coalition in Lakewood. The meeting starts at 7 p.m.
No Kill Colorado Coalition is an organization dedicated to helping Colorado animal shelters become ‘no kill.” By no kill, they want to stop euthanizing healthy, adoptable animals across the state. Their goal is to save the lives of these companion animals and put them in permanent homes.
The agenda for the February meeting will focus on tenets #1 and #2 of the NKC program. Those tenants are trap-neuter-release or TNR programs and low-cost spay and neuter programs in communities. Guest speakers are Dr. Piccoli of Spay Today and Sherri Leggett of Feline Fix. Also on the agenda are the Asilomar Accords, a discussion of no kill success stories and information on the Just One Day Initiative in Colorado.
Just One Day
The Just One Day Initiative is a national program to have a day in the US where not one shelter animal is put down. That day is June 11 each year. Shelters across the country participate in this program where one day is set aside to help shelter animals. The main part of the initiative is that participating shelters do not put down any animals on this day. The organization says that saves about 10,000 animals. Other parts of the initiative are for participating shelters to offer adoption specials, special spay and neuter events, community outreach, open houses and media events to promote the adoption of shelter animals on this day. Currently 21 animal rescue organizations in Colorado have agreed to participate with others sure to follow. A petition to Governor Hickenlooper has been formed at SignOn.com. Sign the petition by clicking here.
Anyone interested in learning about No Kill Colorado is invited to attend the meeting. The meeting starts at 7 p.m., but a meet and greet with organizers takes place from 6:30 to 7. The meeting will be held at HealthSource in Lakewood, 963 South Kipling Parkway. Although the address is Kipling Parkway, the building is actually on the frontage road behind the Moose Hill Cantina and the Brunswick Bowling Center. From Kipling, turn west on Kentucky Avenue. For more information or to RSVP, visit the NKC website.
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