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"No-Kill" is a culture, not a definition – Interview with Aubrie Kavanaugh

This is Donut a 1 year old Pit Bull Mix. He was supposed to be destroyed 2 weeks ago (L.A. Shelter), because of agression issues.

We had the great pleasure to interview our dear friend Aubrie Kavanaugh (Paws4Change) a second time to talk about the “No Kill” movement in America. Our first interview with Aubrie covered general information about her animal advocate website, a highly informative source of information about animal welfare, puppy mills, shelter dogs, spay & neuter programs and many more animal-related topics. You should also check Aubrie’s Reading Room with many excellent book recommendations.

Aubrie is an animal advocate, supporting animal rescue groups. This time we discussed some interesting aspects about the no kill movement with her and shed some much-needed light on the term “no kill”, covering such topics as:

What is a “no-kill shelter” or how does a city get the title of a “no-kill city”? Who is responsible for the mass killing of dogs and cats in shelters? How many animals are destroyed in shelters each year and why?

Everyone who cares about animal welfare, animal rescue, animal adoption and/or his/her local pet rescue group should take 30 minutes to listen to this interview. We want to thank Aubrie for sharing this information with us and taking the time on the side of her actual work to help animals in America.

The dog in the picture, “Donut”, has a story. Please check his rescue story here.

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Facebook: Paws4Change

Interviewee: Aubrie Kavanaugh / Interviewer: Rufino Cabang (PackPeople)

No Kill Movement – Aubrie Kavanaugh by PackPeople

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You also might be interested in: Maddie’s Fund Interview  or Website: No Kill NOW! or No kill Advocacy Center or The No Kill Network – List of No – Kill Shelters and Rescues or The No Kill Nation Blog

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Animal Shelter Statistics from Maddie's Fund

Comparative Database Puts Progress in Perspective

Last month, we had the privilege of interviewing Maddie’s Fund President, Rich Avanzino, who shared with us their work toward a comprehensive database of information which would allow lifesaving to be measured and compared, both within and among communities.

True to their mission of revolutionizing the status and well-being of companion animals, with a goal of a no-kill nation, Maddie’s Fund ( has just released this first such database, which provides all of us with detailed information that will help monitor progress and areas of concern in the saving of animals’ lives.

PackPeople thanks Maddie’s Fund for their incredible work, and for sharing their important findings with our entire community!

To view the related Maddie’s Fund press release, and to access their shelter statistic database, click here.

Please also check out our audio Interview with Rich Avanzino here.



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Mayor's Alliance for New York City's Animals – Interview with Jane Hoffman

The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, Inc., founded in 2002 and powered by Maddies’s Fund, The Pet Rescue Foundation, with support from the ASPCA, is a coalition of more than 150 animal rescue groups and shelters working with Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C)to end the killing of healthy and treatable cats and dogs at AC&C shelters. To achieve that goal, the Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, helps its Alliance Participating Organizations (APOs) work to their highest potential to increase pet adoptions and spay/neuter rates, with the goal of transforming New York City into a no-kill community by 2015.

We had a great time interviewing and learning from the President of Mayor’s Alliance, Jane Hoffman. We’re excited to share with you Jane’s experiences, knowledge and projects in helping New York City’s Pets.

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Twitter: @MayorsAlliance

Facebook: Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals

Interviewee: Jane Hoffman / Interviewer: Rufino Cabang (PackPeople)

Please check out this highly interesting audio interview here:
MAYOR’S ALLIANCE for NYC’s Animals by PackPeople

Jane recommended following websites:

ASPCA Professional –

Humane Society of the United States –

Maddie’s Fund  –

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