By Michele C. Hollow of Pet News and Views
I would like to start a rivalry between L.A. and NYC. I’m jealous. It looks like L.A. is on its way to becoming a No Kill city–that is no killing of shelter animals. What a laudable and necessary goal.
I would like to see that goal here in New York City–one of the greatest cities in the world. I’m originally from NYC. I currently live in NJ–the Garden State. I tell people I moved over the bridge kicking and screaming, and now I have come to love it here. Still, I love New York, and am dismayed by the way New York City runs its animal shelter system. True, we have great places like Bideawee and Animal Haven. Plus there are many others. New York City can be a No Kill City too. Animal Care & Control of NYC, which runs the City’s animal shelter system, has a goal of becoming No Kill in 2015. They were supposed to be No Kill several years ago, but that goal keeps on being pushed to later and later dates.
I bring this up because I received a wonderful video from Best Friends Animal Society. They created a campaign called No Kill L.A. L.A. is still a long way off from being no kill. They hope to end the killing of cats and dogs in L.A. city shelters by 2017.
Here is a short video of actor/comedian Kevin Nealon talking about making L.A. No Kill.
If you have any thoughts on how to create a friendly competition so both L.A. and NYC can both become No Kill, please share.
A Note from Michele
And I’m off to BlogPaws. I just received a call that PetCo is going to sponsor Pet News and Views to attend the conference! I’m flying to Salt Lake City tomorrow. And today is Earl Gray’s 20th birthday. I’m logging off to celebrate!