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Redemption: The Myth of Pet Overpopulation & The No Kill Revolution in America by [Winograd, Nathan]
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Length: 280 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Page Flip: Enabled
Language: English

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Redemption is the story of animal sheltering in the United States, a movement that was born of compassion and then lost its way. It is the story of the 'No Kill' movement, which says we can and must stop the killing. But most of all, it is a story about believing in the community and trusting in the power of compassion.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 844 KB
  • Print Length: 280 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0979074312
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IPM67GQ
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars to save animals and foster an awareness that we can be better, to the successful San Francisco No Kill shelter 13 November 2014
By Jane Eagle - Published on Amazon.com
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Everyone who cares about dogs needs to read this fascinating book. It amazes me that the author, Nathan Winograd, has become so very controversial for advocating that we stop killing dogs in pounds! When did compassion (and common sense) become so controversial???
In the U.S. we kill 4-5 million "unwanted" pet animals every year, in our "shelter" system...meanwhile, 17 million families add a pet to their household every year! Winograd lists the reasons why this is allowed to happen (an AC director who lacks compassion, lack of networking, unpleasant pounds where people dread to go...)And, I might add, all us taxpayers who fund this massacre and pay no attention to how OUR money is being spent.
Winograd shows the evolution of humane societies as places to help strays rather then simply disposing of them, and how unwanted pet disposal has always been at the heart of Animal Control agencies. Any place that kills healthy animals is NOT a shelter, it is an impound; a shelter is a safe place.
Winograd traces the "humane" movement from its beginnings, to save animals and foster an awareness that we can be better, to the successful San Francisco No Kill shelter, to other No Kill successes. He even ran a rural AC, and instituted No Kill programs there, showing that this program can work in large cities and small rural areas. Winograd describes, step by step, how any Animal Control or Humane Society can accomplish this (also described at http://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org/shelter-reform/toolkit/ ).
I bought several copies of this and share them with friends, activists, and local AC directors.
There is no longer any excuse to kill healthy pets.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great look at the No Kill Movement...but too repetitive 20 April 2014
By Trixie - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is a great introduction to a great topic--killing in animal shelters. Nathan Winograd no only gives a thorough background on the history of animal sheltering and control, but fans out the current problems facing the majority of American shelters.

While this is a good book, I did often find myself wanting to say, "Yes Mr. Winograd, I get it. You've already made that point four times in the last twenty pages." In a nutshell, the programs that are embraced in shelters (excessive killing of unwanted pets/feral cats, fines for lack of pet licenses, dog breed bans, unskilled shelter workers, etc.) do not work, waste money, and cost lives. The programs that DO work (marketing the animals to adopters, cheap/free neutering clinics in low-income areas, shelters being volunteer and customer friendly, etc) are often met with resistance. It is possible to have No Kill shelters that are very successful and save up to 90% of the animals that come through the doors. It's possible in many different sorts of areas, and in shelters that take in every animal that comes through the door.

However, I must admit I find the idea of calling pet overpopulation a "myth" to be a dangerous statement. This is something that has SOME merit--as we don't need to kill millions of healthy animals in shelters if they are properly marketed and take the place of puppy mill or breeder animals. Yet, this is also a statement that can be grossly misunderstood and lead to people thinking, "Well if there really isn't an overpopulation problem why shouldn't I let my pet have babies?" At the same time, I do find the idea of a complete No Kill Nation to be...a stretch. There just aren't perfect homes for all the shelter animals in our country. But it can't hurt to try our best! Even if total No Kill is impossible, we might be able get an adoption percentage up to 65-70% nation wide. A must-read for anyone into animal sheltering and animal welfare.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So important! 6 July 2016
By Stephanie Conrad - Published on Amazon.com
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I am a huge fan and supporter of Nathan Winograd. As a shelter volunteer, I love having facts to back up decisions that our open-admission no-kill shelter is making. When anyone feels skeptical about animal sheltering, I happily hand them my copy to read. I have ordered multiple copies to hand to friends and family. Thank you Nathan for all that you do to bring awareness to such an important issue.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST if you work with dogs and are associated with DOG RESCUE 25 August 2015
By Erin - Published on Amazon.com
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I got to meet Nathan when he came to Tucson a few years ago. What an inspiration it was to sit and listen to him personally. He is the real deal. This book can be hard to read, at time infuriating, and ends up giveing hope to all of us who just want to help dogs/cats find forever homes. A great resource that can be used over and over again.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book really explains in part why so many healthy ... 30 June 2015
By karen rapallo - Published on Amazon.com
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This book really explains in part why so many healthy dogs and cats are euthanized in this country every year. And it is not the reason you think.....It is because some major animal rights / welfare organizations have pushed for it rather than looking for practical alternatives! I am a rescuer myself and did not understand why a major animal rights group would be pushing to have dogs euthanized that people were trying to find homes for. Once I read this book it became clear!

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