Nevada Animal Shelter Adopts
“No-Kill” Policy

The Nevada Humane Society plans to work with private rescue groups to prevent the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable animals.

Posted: January 30, 2007, 5 a.m. EST

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The Nevada Humane Society recently adopted a "no-kill" policy
Nevada Humane Society Executive Director Bonney Brown has adopted a “no-kill” policy for the shelter. (Photo courtesy of Nevada Humane Society)
“Any animal, any time” is the new motto for the Nevada Humane Society of Washoe County, Nev., which recently adopted a “no-kill” policy through a unanimous vote by its board of directors. Bonney Brown, the shelter’s new executive director, plans to work with legitimate private rescue groups to place adoptable animals into adoption programs rather than euthanizing potential pets.

“Because there is no shortage of animals needing to be saved, rescue groups can now take any animal, any time, including highly adoptable kittens and puppies,” Brown said. This new policy can help alleviate overcrowding in shelters and provide medical care, thereby reducing costs to taxpayers, Brown added.

By allowing local rescue groups to take animals from the shelter, Brown hopes to reduce the numbers of animals euthanized at the Nevada Humane Society each year. For more information about the Nevada Humane Society, visit the shelter’s website.

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Alina    Vero Beach, FL

7/26/2009 8:55:55 AM

That is great!

Matthew    Montreal, NY

11/29/2008 9:42:03 AM

I would rather put to sleep lazy people who dont feel like working than wonderful animals who never had a choice.

Philip    Durango, CO

10/2/2008 12:08:09 PM

Every Animal Shelter should be NO KILL. Durango, Colorado's animal "shelter" killed over 400 animals in one year While they Bragged about the $90,000.00 they have in the bank. Hat's off to the Nevada Shelter for becoming a True Animal Shelter(NO KILL) Shame on Durango, Colorado for being a Mini Nazi Germany when it comes to murdering our four legged friends. Fight Animal Cruelty...Boycott Durango, Colorado

Melissa    Sun Valley, NV

7/2/2008 2:36:59 PM

This is wonderful news. Now The Nevada Humane Society can finally live up to its name. Very welcome news.

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