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On a (No Kill) mission: Interview with Kelly Jedlicki

Kelly Jedlicki is a 2010 recipient of the Henry Bergh Leadership Award.
Kelly Jedlicki is a 2010 recipient of the Henry Bergh Leadership Award.
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  • Profile picture of Primrose
    Primrose 4 years ago

    These interviews are so inspiring. And the Shelby County No Kill Mission pages and links are NOT TO BE MISSED. Wonderful site and mission. People do care.

    No one should forget that PUPPY MILLS and many BREEDERS are a main part of the problems - that these wonderful rescue people spend their lives trying to rectify.

    And it would seem far more rewarding to do this rescue work, if more animals were not being pumped out by the thousands every day at these places.

    In other words, the rescue work, caring, placing of animals, which is ALWAYS so valuable, becomes overwhelmed by the sheer number of animals born in these hell holes to (over) replace them.

    Strong enforcible law needed to shut down ALL puppy mills, and nearly all breeders. Something must be done at the SOURCE.

    Thank you so much~

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    Primrose 4 years ago

    And the newest horror is DOG AUCTIONS. Google that and see what you find.

    I have read Nathan Winograd's books, and yes, he did convince me that overpopulation is a myth - for the most part. And I do love and appreciate him for his work.

    However,
    I think his NEXT book should be on how to shut down Puppy Mills, and put an end to dog auctions.

    Are we becoming like China? Will we soon be selling dogs for meat? There is just NO excuse for these Puppy Mills and Dog Auctions to exist.

    It's one thing to care for and save the animals, once they exist, but let's start by attacking the sources of many of these poor creatures that end up in shelters, dead in bins, or live lives of suffering.

    Know the cause.

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    Valerie Hayes 4 years ago

    I know that Nathan Winograd has written some blog posts about puppy mills and led a workshop on legislating an end to puppy mills at the 2009 No Kill Conference. The schedule for the 2011 No Kill Conference includes another workshop on legislating an end to puppy mills.

    People should be aware that when they purchase a puppy from a pet shop or over the internet (so called 'click and ship' sites), they are supporting puppy mills and all the suffering that goes along with them. Adopting a pet in need is a much better alternative and saves a life, and some pet stores like Petsmart and Petco have caught on to this and host adoption events in their stores.

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    Primrose 4 years ago

    Yes, and thank heaven places like Petco and Petsmart are doing this. My Petsmart also has a Cat Cage area full of adoptable cats all week long, aside from the bigger adoption events. Whichever group fosters or picks the cats, does a fantastic job, as most of these cats are so loving and sweet. Great place to adopt.

  • Bett Sundermeyer, Houston Animal Shelter Examiner 4 years ago

    Great article! It is amazing that the exact same things she has heard in Kentucky, we are hearing in Houston. Seems like the No Kill naysayers have the same broken record playing.

    I love some of her quotes:
    *" It can be done but all programs of the No Kill Equation have to be followed. Not doing so is comparable to trying to make an edible cake but eliminating an ingredient like flour."

    * "Mandate that the book (Redemption) be read by all shelter employees, volunteers and government officials. And if reading the book is not an option, then have the book on audio playing 24/7 in public places, government offices and on the radio." LOVE LOVE LOVE this.

    * "If you give, you will receive. Give people a chance --not all people are bad and if you live in the fear of the small minority that are, opportunities to save animals will be missed."

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    Primrose 4 years ago

    Yes, I agree it would be great if we could mandate that all shelter people, government officials, etc. would have to read the Redemption book. Definitely should be required reading, especially for anyone responsible for hiring a shelter director/manager!

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    Valerie Hayes 4 years ago

    I really like this one:
    "It can be done. For those who say, “I’ve read the book but it can’t be done here” or who cite excuses or reasons why this is not reality already in their community: stop wasting this time refusing to acknowledge the fact that it has worked and can work. This time could have been spent taking pictures of a shelter animal and posting it on the web. "

    It is not impossible if people are already doing it. Excuses don't save lives.

  • Bett 4 years ago

    Sounds similar to the Chinese proverb "Those who say it can't be done should get out of the way of those who are doing it".

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