Yes, and some have even gone so far as to define ``adoptable'' as those for
which they have cages!  Outta space, outta luck.

As Christine probably knows, there are over 200 cities/towns that are now
No Kill.  As for No Kill places being hard to find, at least someone is
looking for them.   In fact, I just realized that my link to the No Kill
communities list is outdated and should be replaced with this, which is the
above someone's blog:

Here's the current growing list of true No Kill communities:<>
the right sidebar)

On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 8:49 AM, Christiane Biagi <>wrote:

> The caveat to the “no kill” (as defined in the Asilomar Accords) is that
> all it means is they will not kill adoptable animals.  Unfortunately, its
> up to the individual shelter/rescue to define what they consider
> “adoptable”.  All too often, facilities that advertise themselves as “no
> kill” really mean that they will kill all ill, senior, problem behavior,
> etc. animals but never kill a healthy easily adoptable animals.  These
> kinds of facilities never ever publish their "euthanasia matrix” which is
> where they define their policy on who they will kill.  True no kills (as we
> think it means & as defined by Nathan Winograd) are tough to find.  I
> volunteer for one such shelter in New Orleans (ARNO) & the handful of
> animals they’ve put down have been terminally ill animals who were either
> comatose or in intractable pain.  They never put down for fiv or felv!  **
> **
> ** **
> The shelter you cited clearly is a kill shelter & why they wouldn’t have
> alerted you to the cat’s test results & given you some time demonstrates an
> attitude that is unfortunately all too common.  I’m so sorry this happened
> to you but please know that River had love from you—something she likely
> hadn’t had in a very long time.****
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> *On Behalf Of *Alev Durmus
> *Sent:* Tuesday, October 16, 2012 11:15 AM
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> *Subject:* [Felvtalk] "No-kill" animal shelter killing FeLV+ cat****
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Go Get a Life---Go Get a Shelter Animal!

If you can't adopt, then foster "bottle baby" shelter animal, to save their
life.  Contact your local pound for information.

If you can't bottle feed, foster an older animal, to save their life, and
to free up cage space.

Ask your local animal pound to start saving over 90% of their intake by
implementing the No Kill Equation:<>

Here's the current growing list of true No Kill communities:

Legislate better animal pound conditions:

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