It is no secret that the vast number of all animal shelters across the lands have embarassingly high euthansia rates. Sadly, there is a great number of animal welfare workers who belive it is necessary to kill animals to save them. However you feel, whether or not you are a "kill," "no-kill," or "limited-kill" advocate, there are some important questions you should ask the director of any shelter before you decide to support them;
1. What is their actual kill-rate
2. Do they engage in the deplorable practice of "pound seizures."
3. What method of euthansia do they use (and pray it is not gassing or heart-stick)
4. What method of carcass disposal do they use (and pray they are not sold to rendering plants where they will be ground up into pet food)
This is a works in progress and will be updated periodically. Contributions of info are appreciated so if you know of a shelter and its kill-rate or practices, please share that info with us here. Thanks.
What is a kill rate? / explain and give examples of shelters with known kill rates.
What is a pound seizure? / explain and give names of shelters known to engage in this practice.
What Methods of Euthansia are used? / explain different methods and give examples of shelters known to use (or not use) these methods)
What Methods of Disposal are Used? / explain different methods and give examples of shelters whos methods are known.