No-kill animal shelters are playing a leading role in ending animal homelessness in the India. This resource describes the problem of pet homelessness and the progress that’s been made, through the no-kill movement, to end the killing of pets in our nation’s shelters.
No-kill pet shelters and organizations only euthanize animals who are irremediably suffering and cannot be rehabilitated. They do not kill pets as a means of population control. The benchmark to achieving no-kill is when a community saves at least 90 percent of the homeless animals it takes in. In a no-kill community, shelters strive to not only find permanent homes for all the dogs and cats they take in, they also implement a variety of programs to reduce the number of pets coming in and to increase the number of pets leaving the shelter alive.
Shelters that have an open-admission policy accept all animals, even if they do not have room for them. Traditionally, open-admission shelters have managed the animal population in their facilities by killing animals if they run out of space. These days, some of these shelters manage their animal population through progressive programs (e.g., high-volume adoption, fostering) instead of killing.