JUST ONE DAY, NO KILL JUNE 11, 2012 NATHAN WINOGRAD

Nathan Winograd
We are the generation that questioned the killing. We are the generation that has discovered how to stop it. Will we be the generation that does? Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great. We can be that great generation Dear Friends and Colleagues: On June 11, 2012, communities all over the United States will end the killing of healthy and treatable animals, even if it is just for one day. Traditional animal shelters, animal control centers, no kill shelters and rescue groups are taking a pledge to work together to empty the shelters the good way. Adorable puppies, kittens, cats and dogs – all available for adoption – will put their best paw forward to encourage Americans to open their hearts and homes and adopt. Special adoption events will take place all across the nation. What is a day? There are many ways to answer that question. A day is 24 hours. A day is how we measure how much time we spend at work. A day can be something we look forward to, a celebration of some kind. But in U.S. animal shelters, a day represents 10,411 lives needlessly lost. To most people, June 11 is Just One Day. But, June 11 is a day that could change everything for 10,411 companion animals, and a day that can change the world. On June 11, 2012, we could be a No Kill nation. For Just One Day, “Euthanasia Technicians” will put down their syringes and pick up cameras. Instead of injecting animals with lethal doses of sodium pentobarbital, they will photograph them and post them on the Internet, on Facebook, on Twitter. On June 11, 2012, they will market their animals to the public, they will reach out to rescue groups, they will host adoption events with discounted rates, they will stay open for extended hours, and they will ask their communities to help them empty the shelter the good way. The USA can become a no kill nation for Just One Day. And, the shelters will be emptier than when the day started. And if we can do it that day, we can also do it on June 12 for Just Another Day. . .

For more information on why June 11, 2012, No Kill Conference 2012 Last year’s groundbreaking No Kill Conference was the sold-out, must-attend event of the year. And the is doing it again! Just blocks from the White House and walking distance to the national mall, join the nation’s most successful shelter directors, animal lawyers, shelter veterinarians, and shelter reformers for an inspiring and empowering conference that will help you save lives. This is the only national conference that says we can end the killing and we can do it todayNo Kill Conference 2012 Because saving 90% of all the animals is not enough. With new workshops on redefining “adoptable” to mean 98% of all dogs and better than 95% of all cats, and workshops on sanctuary and hospice care to save “the other 5%,” we are striving to save them all
On June 11, 2012, communities all over the United States will end the killing of healthy and treatable animals, even if it is just for one day. Traditional animal shelters, animal control centers, no kill shelters and rescue groups are taking a pledge to work together to empty the shelters the good way. Adorable puppies, kittens, cats and dogs – all available for adoption – will put their best paw forward to encourage Americans to open their hearts and homes and adopt. Special adoption events will take place all across the nation.
What is a day? There are many ways to answer that question. A day is 24 hours. A day is how we measure how much time we spend at work. A day can be something we look forward to, a celebration of some kind. But in U.S. animal shelters, a day represents 10,411 lives needlessly lost. To most people, June 11 is Just One Day. But, June 11 is a day that could change everything for 10,411 companion animals, and a day that can change the world. On June 11, 2012, we could be a No Kill nation.
For Just One Day, “Euthanasia Technicians” will put down their syringes and pick up cameras. Instead of injecting animals with lethal doses of sodium pentobarbital, they will photograph them and post them on the Internet, on Facebook, on Twitter. On June 11, 2012, they will market their animals to the public, they will reach out to rescue groups, they will host adoption events with discounted rates, they will stay open for extended hours, and they will ask their communities to help them empty the shelter the good way. The USA can become a no kill nation for Just One Day. And, the shelters will be emptier than when the day started. And if we can do it that day, we can also do it on June 12 for Just Another Day. . .
For more information on why June 11, 2012, click here.

For more information about the Just One Day campaign, click here.

To pledge your shelter or rescue group, click here.