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Maggie Q. Makes X-Mas Pardon Plea for Pound Animals

Frank DeGiacomo | Posted 02.22.2014 | Hawaii
Frank DeGiacomo

Maggie Q., star of the TV series Nikita, and Mililani High graduate, has made an appeal on behalf of less fortunate animals set to be killed Christmas Eve Day at the Hawaiian Humane Society pound.

Life Is Full of Pawsibilities: Celebrating Dogs -- Young and Old

Heather Hummel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Good News
Heather Hummel

We have even been known to FaceTime so they can see their granddogs, much to the confusion of Julie and Stephan who look quizzically at the screen when they hear the high pitched voices calling their names.

Animal Lovers Need Not Apply

Nathan J. Winograd | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Nathan J. Winograd

Ending the routine and casual killing of animals will not only save the lives of four million animals every year, but it will bring decency and compassion to our nation's shelters where these virtues are in tragically short supply.

No Kill No Problem: The Story of Austin Pets Alive!

Dawn Erin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dawn Erin

Austin, Texas now had the potential to become the largest American city to achieve No Kill status. With that in mind, the dedicated board members and volunteers set their sights on finding a physical location that APA could call home.

A Dog Is a Boy, Except When PETA Kills Him

Nathan J. Winograd | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Nathan J. Winograd

The most basic right which every human being cherishes above all others and without which no other rights can be guaranteed--the right to life--is not, as it should be, ground zero in the struggle for animal rights, but rather a fundamental principle which many "animal rights activists" carelessly and casually disregard.

HSUS Tells Animal Shelters: Go Ahead and Kill Animals if You Want

Nathan J. Winograd | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Nathan J. Winograd

We now have a proven solution to shelter killing and it is not difficult, expensive nor beyond practical means to achieve. And the large national animal protection groups should be working feverishly to ensure that the model is replicated in every community in the country. But they are not.

Collaborating to Zero: Not Always a Cakewalk, but Critical to Success

Tracey Durning | Posted 10.16.2013 | Impact
Tracey Durning

TZI came about after a philanthropist approached me in 2010 to ask what, if anything, could be done to solve the euthanasia issue and where should he put his money.

Death: The Great Equalizer

Nathan J. Winograd | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics
Nathan J. Winograd

We can no longer conveniently deny that animals lack awareness, do not grieve, lack morality, and have no language. They do. In other words, they are just like us.

For the Love of Dog

Nathan J. Winograd | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Nathan J. Winograd

I became a No Kill advocate because to me, death is the ultimate cruelty; a frightening emptiness that leaves nothing but pain for those of us left behind.

Putting Abusers Before Animals Is Business as Usual at the HSUS

Nathan J. Winograd | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics
Nathan J. Winograd

To those on the outside looking in, HSUS' lack of support for an animal abuse registry may seem like an anomaly. But for those on the inside, who have been laboring to end neglect, abuse and the killing of animals, it is clearly part of a recurring pattern that exemplifies the HSUS tenure of CEO Wayne Pacelle.

Shocking Photos: PETA's Secret Slaughter of Kittens, Puppies

Nathan J. Winograd | Posted 06.02.2013 | Politics
Nathan J. Winograd

2013-04-02-ScreenShot20130402at4.13.12PM.pngPeople for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is an organization that publicly claims to represent the best interest of animals. Yet approximately 2,000 animals pass through PETA's front door every year and very few make it out alive.

Who Is Really Standing for Animals?

Nathan J. Winograd | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Nathan J. Winograd

The common view of the HSUS, ASPCA, and PETA is deeply at odds with their actual accomplishments on behalf of companion animals or, more accurately, lack thereof.

PETA's Actual Death Toll

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

I was generous yesterday when I suggested that PETA's monstrous kill rate in 2012 was in fact, for them, an improvement.

How Many Pets Did PETA Kill in 2012?

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

2012-09-03-petabanner1.jpgOne of the year's more depressing rituals is the annual release of PETA's kill statistics. The numbers -- just how many pets Ingrid Newkirk's organization has "euthanized" in the past year -- are never anything less than revolting. They are also never a surprise.

Will the HSUS Make a Killing Off Hurricane Sandy?

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Douglas Anthony Cooper

Why is the HSUS' eagerness for fund-raising after Sandy so loathsome? Because -- based on the HSUS's performance during and after Katrina -- if you care about starving creatures, you're probably better off grinding your dollars into a nutritious paste and feeding them directly.

What Is it About Animal Rights That Brings Out the Worst in People?

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Douglas Anthony Cooper

Animal rights activists, opposed to the No Kill movement, recently threatened to kill Nathan Winograd's beloved pet dog. By comparison, the assault on me and my books is nothing and would not bother me except for its evidence that I am being targeted, obsessively, by a truly vicious group of people.

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...

New York City's Homeless Animals Saved by National, Local Partnerships

Ed Sayres | Posted 09.26.2012 | New York
Ed Sayres

Achieving no-kill status in communities across the country is something that we should not only aspire to -- we should also demand it.

Caboodle Ranch Owner Wants Permit To Keep His Cats

Posted 04.02.2012 | Miami

Caboodle Ranch owner Craig Grant is hoping to have the nearly 700 cats seized by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Febr...

Cat Heaven, Complete With Tiny Cat Town, Shut Down By ASPCA

Posted 03.05.2012 | Miami

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals seized nearly a thousand sick felines from the Caboodle Ranch cat sanctuary in Lee, FL t...

Let's Save Our Best Friends

Mike Schwager | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Schwager

Each year we kill 3 million healthy and treatable dogs and cats at our shelters. For those who don't believe it is possible to transition from kill to no-kill, lets look at other shelters who've done it.

How to Communicate With Nathan Winograd?

Mike Stark | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Stark

Over the weekend, USA Today ran an opinion piece written by Dr. Patty Khuly, a veterinarian.  In it, she embraced compassionate no-kill sheltering an...

'No Kill' or Torture? Nathan Winograd and His Animal Sheltering Movement

Mike Stark | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Stark

"No kill" is probably suitable and the ethically sound choice for some shelters, but for many more, a "no kill" policy condemns animals to a miserable existence.

Hoarders: Stepping Out of Your TV Set Into Your Local Shelter

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ingrid Newkirk

Pet hoarders now threaten to turn back the clock on hard-won animal shelter reforms in many municipalities by bullying authorities into adopting magical sounding "no kill" policies that do animals no favors.

Lucky Finds Her Prince Charming in Prince Harry

Wendy Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Wendy Diamond

Lucky and I dropped by the New York League of Humane Voters City Council event and listened to politicians jockeying for top-dog positions.