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No Kill Equation

The first step is a decision, a commitment to reject kill-oriented ways of doing business. No Kill starts as an act of will. The next step involves putting in place the infrastructure to save lives.



A book by Nathan Winograd, it is the story of the No Kill Movement, which says we can and must stop the killing. But most of all, it is a story about believing in the community and trusting in the power of compassion.


No Kill Columbus, Georgia

This nonprofit organization has been a catalyst for recent change at the Columbus Animal Care & Control Center, and is made up of volunteers that want to see reform in the city's broken sheltering system.


2013 No Kill Conference

It has been called "a prerequisite for rescue groups and organizations that are serious about changing their communities to No Kill". Tune in to for live blogging from Washington D.C. July 13th & 14th.

11th Feb 2014
Image courtesy of Alley Cat Allies

Major Shift In the Way Columbus, Georgia Treats Feral and Free-Roaming Cats

This year, lifesaving has reached a record high for Columbus cats, thanks to the new Community Free-Roaming Cat (CFRC) Program. The program utilizes Trap, Neuter, Release (TNR) methods to reduce free roaming cat populations, and has...

20th Jan 2014

Do You Know Who You Are Donating To?

THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE CONTAINS ADULT CONTENT, NOT SUITABLE FOR ALL AUDIENCES. I’d like to talk about adoption sponsorships for the homeless pets at Columbus Animal Care & Control (CACC), in Georgia, and the need to...

21st Dec 2013
Niko ornament feature

Don’t cry because it’s over, Smile because it happened

It’s been about two weeks since my pup passed away. The first night was rough, and my cat, Potato, was quick to comfort me in the middle of the night. But now I...

05th Dec 2013

I’ll have a blue Christmas, without you.

Our journey through Niko’s final days was shorter than I expected. He passed away yesterday just before 5pm. He slept most of the day, taking a few moments to chew...

04th Dec 2013

An old dog’s final days

I’ve decided to keep a journal of Niko’s final days. His prognosis is not good and his days are numbered. Although Niko was my very first dog, I’m no stranger to...

26th Jul 2013
No Kill Forum

No Kill Political Advocacy

Ryan Clinton, attorney with the law firm of Hankinson LLP and the director of, tells us how animal advocates in Austin, TX, put No Kill on the city’s public-policy agenda, and...

23rd Jul 2013
team building

Harnessing Community Compassion

Saving lives requires shelters to tap into community compassion and harness it toward lifesaving. Learn about three important programs that do that: working with volunteers, foster care, and partnering with...

Despite evidence of dog theft, Columbus PD slow to act.

Columbus man finds stolen dog of Craigslist. COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Two blue and white Pit Bulls were one Columbus man’s pride and joy. They were gifts from his niece...

15th Jul 2013
Just some of the varying descriptions of what a pit bull dog is, many directly contradicting eachother.

Turbocharging Your Pit Bull Adoption Program

With Stacey Coleman, Executive Director of Animal Farm Foundation (read their recent article, How to be the smartest person in the room). “The days of the doom and gloom are over.” “It...

14th Jul 2013

Peter Wolf (Vox Felina) on Community Cats

This workshop was lead by Peter Wolf (recently hired by Best Friends), blogger @ VoxFelina and aka the feral cat nerd. Tonight check out My Cat from Hell on Animal Planet  (not sure what...