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No-Kill Day Expected to Spare Thousands of Animals

Posted: June 11, 2013, 4:15 p.m. EDT

About 1,200 shelters and rescue groups have agreed not to euthanize dogs or cats today as part of a joint effort that organizers are calling No Kill Nation for Just One Day.

The second annual campaign aims to surpass the totals of 2012, when more than 700 organizations participated and about 9,000 animals were spared.

The sponsors are Animal Ark No Kill Shelter of Hastings, Minn., and the Oakland, Calif.-based No Kill Advocacy Center.

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Some shelters ran out of animals in 2012 on the first No Kill Nation for Just One Day.
"We are creating a no-lose proposition for shelters, rescue groups and municipalities,” said Mike Fry, executive director of Animal Ark and one of the campaign coordinators. "What could a shelter possibly have to lose by trying these programs for a day?”

Among the communities participating is Miami Dade Animal Services in Florida, which pledged not to euthanize animals and is waiving adoption fees today. Other rescue groups are offering deep discounts on adoption fees.

About 10,000 animals a day are euthanized in U.S. shelters, event organizers reported.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a proclamation declaring June 11 a no-kill day in state shelters.

"The response to the campaign has been very positive,” said Nathan Winograd of the No Kill Advocacy Center. "The number of shelters that have already taken the pledge is inspiring.”


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