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Kill Shelters

Four Years in a Dog Kennel and Still No Home

Caurie Putnam | Posted 03.24.2015 | Impact
Caurie Putnam

As a dog owner, I feel guilty leaving my hounds in their kennel for even a few hours. Dogs belong with their human companions; curled up by the fire, lounging on the couch, chilling by the fridge hoping to snag a piece of dropped cheese.

For the Love of Dog, Put Us Out of Business

Robert Shapiro | Posted 01.05.2015 | Green
Robert Shapiro

Don't get us wrong, we love the cheer that lights up chilly December, but to the directors of a no-kill animal shelter in NYC, holidays spell little more than disaster for thousands of momentarily-loved pets in Manhattan alone.

Artist Mark Barone's Portrait Project: 5,500 Shelter Dogs Who Are Gone, But Will Never Be Forgotten

Joan K. Smith | Posted 05.12.2014 | Impact
Joan K. Smith

Very few animals who enter the shelter system come out alive; instead, a high proportion are euthanized, often in horrific gas chambers, in spite of volunteer networks scurrying to place adoptable shelter dogs in homes before their short time runs out.

This Craigslist Post Will Make You Want A Kill Shelter Dog Right Now

Posted 02.18.2014 | Green

Three years ago, writer Alex de Campi met an emaciated pit bull named Cathy at a Manhattan kill shelter. Animal Care and Control employees tol...

An Open Letter to the Person Who Left This Sweet Dog at the Kill Shelter

Jamie White | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green
Jamie White

How do I know who you are? Because the people at Animal Control gave me Cocoa's intake sheet. You know, the one you filled out. The one that said Cocoa was 12 years old and you'd had her all those years. I just couldn't understand why someone would dump a family member.

Solving L.A.'s Homeless Dog Epidemic, Part One: The Rescuers

Xaque Gruber | Posted 02.13.2013 | Green
Xaque Gruber

After adopting his first dog last year, a pit bull named Trooper, Emmy-nominated television producer, Michael Levitt, felt compelled to go further, and added animal rescue -- specifically pit bulls -- to his slate of productions.

Need A New Best Friend? Adopt A Puppy From A No-Kill Shelter

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 08.11.2012 | Denver

Since its 1993 inception, Lifeline Puppy Rescue has saved 25,000 puppies in the west and midwestern United States from euthanasia, putting them into p...

VOTE: Top Local Animal Nonprofit Of The Month!

Posted 03.17.2012 | Impact

Many lesser-known nonprofits nationwide are making all the difference for animals desperate for shelter and for people who can benefit from animal the...