Only 30 states require adopted animals to be altered
New York City mandates all pets sold from pet stores to be spayed/neutered
Rhode Island requires all cats to be altered, unless breeding license is obtained
Euthanasia “ The term euthanasia is derived from the Greek terms eu meaning good and thanatos meaning death. A “good death” would be one that occurs with minimal pain and distress” (AVMA).
Euthanasia “ It is our responsibility as veterinarians and human beings to ensure that if an animal’s life is to be taken, it is done with the highest degree of respect, and with an emphasis on making the death as painless and distress free as possible” (AVMA).
“ One way to think about the meaning of no-kill is to apply the same standard to an animal shelter as you would to your own pet. Would you put your cat down if he had a broken bone? What if your dog had kennel cough or separation anxiety? I don't think most people would take their pet's lives for these conditions” (Abolitionistapproach.com)
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