Linking to Shirley's wordpress from the newspaper could make it commercial use, better check with them :)
Why in the name of anything sane would you listen to some housewife from across the state line who has never worked or volunteered in a shelter ? Is this a slow news day or what ?
Kuranda beds are for humans, they make humans feel good, they are actually bad for an animals spine if used all the time. The full even support of the mesh deck is much better. Looks like the vinyl coating is giving way, better call the FBI ! Blankies for little dogs are appropriate, most big dogs get to warm.
No Kill Memphis is well meaning, I'm sure. But, No Kill has become a franchise operation. We have more NK's than you could shake a stick at. Your NK could even come with a side of "Fix's " I'll have 1 No Kill Memphis with a side of Fix Austin, Double No Kill Indianapolis, and throw in one NKN.
It's nuts, the people on the ground are all well intentioned, they just have no idea where the supply of rhetoric is coming from. There are no open admission No Kill shelters. That is PERIOD, not negotiable. When Tompkins says the public is confused by thinking " open admission means instant admission" what are they saying really ? They are saying they take when they have room. How helpful is that ? I read a blog called "no kill fails reality check in Reno" and it is an actual copy of Winograds assessment of his prize shelter. He admits the offsite adoptions are useless, he admits they keep " puple dot" undadoptable dogs, for what? He says how bad it is, much better than his worst enemy could.
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