Our Animal Charity Supports the No-Kill Animal Movement Through Advocacy and Resources
"No-Kill" is not easily defined. The goal of the No-Kill animal shelter movement is to end the killing of all animals who are not irremediably suffering or aggressive. In other words, we believe an animal that can be helped through medical intervention or behavior modification is entitled to humane, life-affirming treatment.
Lots of animal rescue charities and animal shelters claim to be "No-Kill Shelters" - but that doesn't necessarily mean that they meet the criteria established by No Kill Advocacy Center.
At NJ STRAYS, we work with pet owners to find lost or missing pets before they enter the shelter system. Our mission to reduce animal shelter intake is a key factor in helping No-Kill and would-be No-Kill animal shelters and pounds by enabling them to provide quality of life to the dogs and cats in their care.
True No-Kill animal shelters and rescues commit to the physical and emotional well-being of animals. Their treatable dog and cat populations include pets across the spectrum. They can be:
Social with humans
Pregnant, in utero or mothering newborns
Exposed to or suffering from a treatable illness
Poorly socialized, shy or traumatized
Surrendered for euthanasia but not beyond effective medical intervention
All ages, colors, sizes and breeds
There is no standard stray dog or cat. Just like people, pets are unique...and deserving of compassion.
No-Kill is NOT:
Saving an Aggressive Animal That Can't Be Rehabilitated
Letting Pets Languish Inside Shelters for Years on End
Placing Animals Into Just Any Home Without Regard for the Well-Being of People and Pets
Hiding Information About a Pet to Facilitate Adoption
Selective Rescue Based on Age, Breed, Gender or
Ignoring Local Stray Pet Populations in Favor of
Out-of-State Rescue and Transfer Efforts
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