Getting to the Goal-No Kill Conference in Lansing, MI

Date: September 21, 2012 - 09:00 am

 

Where I will be selling my jewelry next happens to be to the animal lovers at Getting to the Goal-No Kill Conference in Lansing, MI on September 21. This conference is put on by the  Michigan Pet Fund Alliance Group.

Here is more information from their website:

http://www.michiganpetfund.org/

Using the term “no kill” is a hot button for many and it will continue to be until as an animal welfare community we start using it correctly and uniformly. No Kill is about saving the life and rehoming ALL homeless healthy and treatable dogs and cats (treatable is generally defined as what the average pet owner would do to save their pet). Euthanasia is defined as ending life through an act of mercy. This year more than 100,000 homeless cats and dogs will be killed in Michigan shelters. It is estimated that over 90,000 of these homeless cats and dogs are either healthy or treatable. A recent Associated Press poll found that 71% of Americans believe that shelters should never kill animals unless they’re too sick or aggressive to be saved – the true definition of No Kill. There is a 21st century approach – a new way of thinking and doing things – a formula that when implemented will save 90,000 or more of Michigan’s homeless healthy and treatable cats and dogs. The purpose of the No Kill Conference is to:
 

• share the formula,
• identify and share resources,
• showcase those successfully using the formula
• provide opportunity for networking and establishing
collaborations
• take a step closer to making Michigan a no kill state