Last week, Marketing Guru Seth Godin wrote a blog post noting that "All you need to know is that it's possible." In the post, he notes:
One of the under-reported stories of the internet is this: it constantly reports on what's possible. Somewhere in the world, someone is doing something that you decided couldn't be done. By calling your bluff and by pointing out the possibilities, this reporting of possibility changes everything.
You can view this as a horrible burden, one that raises the bar and eliminates any sinecure of comfort and hiding you can find, or you can enbrace it as a chance to stretch.
Most organizations forget to ask the question in the first place.
Building No Kill Communities is possible. Around the globe, there are examples of cities and shelter are showing that indeed, ending the killing of healthy dogs and cats in our nation's shelters is indeed possible. Across the nation:
2) Opporating targeted, low cost spay/neuter programs that help low-income people alter their pets
4) Shelters ar providing outreach to 'high risk" areas - -and building relationships in these neighborhoods with helping outreach like offering free vaccinations and microchips.
5) And ending the needless killing of healthy dogs and cats in their communities. Communities like Tompkins County, NY; Reno, NV; Charlottesville, VA; Berkeley, CA; Shelby, County, KY; and numberous others have achieved No Kill by designing programs based on programs that have had success in achieving No Kill. And here's one model that has proven itself to work.
All you need to know is that it's possible. And once you know that, there can be no excuse to blame others for why animals are killed in shelters, and we are (or at least should be) morally obligated to do everything in our power to make it happen in our shelters too.
Are people telling you it can't be done? Have they even asked the question of whether or not it can be?
It can be done. It is being done. And around the nation, there are more and more shelters that are making it happen.
Knowing it's possible is the key. It's now up to us to make it happen.