March 7, 2018

On January 15, 2018 the open admission Lake County Animal Shelter celebrated one year of No Kill with a 92% Live Release Rate.  Now they can claim official status as a No Kill shelter.  How did they do it?

The Campaign: In the Beginning

In 2012, Steve Shank, a forme...

December 3, 2017

It was the late 70’s —probably around 1978.  By this time one thing about me was clear: I loved animals.  At the time we had three cats, a  dog and we leased a horse.  I loved horseback riding above all else in the world and I absolutely lived for time spent riding, ta...

October 2, 2017

If ever there was an influential dog, it has to be "Sido."  Sido was eleven years old when she was surrendered to the San Francisco SPCA in 1979.  In most animal shelters at that time, dogs over five years old didn't stand a chance.  Even worse,  her owner had just com...

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