Two decades ago, the concept of a No Kill community was little more than a dream. Today it is a reality in many cities and counties nationwide and the numbers continue to grow. And the first step is a decision, a commitment to reject kill-oriented ways of doing business. No Kill starts as an act of will.
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No Kill Columbia is pleased to announce the upcoming speaking engagement with Brent Toellner, the president and co-founder of the Kansas City Pet Project. KC Project an open admission municipal shelter that also happens to be the FOURTH largest No Kill Shelter in the US!
A Missouri native and graduate of the University of Mo., Brent started his work for animals doing rescue, then advocacy work fighting breed-specific legislation. Previously, he was the legislative chair for Kansas City Dog Advocates, a group that focused on pet-friendly legislation on the local level, and author of the KC Dog Blog.
In July 2011, he and several others formed Kansas City Pet Project to bid on the contract to run the Kansas City, MO pound – a place where for decades more animals died there than were saved. Since KC Project took over in January 2012, adoptions have increased by more than 100%. In July, 2013 KCPP celebrated 12 consecutive months with a 90%+ live release rate – which makes KCPP the fourth largest open admission, no kill shelter in the US.
Brent writes KCDogBlog.com, to share new information about fighting breed-specific legislation and the shelter’s ongoing no-kill journey. Brent has previously presented at the No Kill Advocacy No Kill Conference (2010, 2011), Best Friends Animal Society No More Homeless Pets Conference (2008, 2012, 2013), and the American Pets Alive Conference (2014).
Brent will share the life saving programs implemented at the Kansas City Pet Project to achieve saving 90% or more of the animals in their care in just six months, followed with a question/answer session. We hope you will join us and learn from our neighbors in Kansas City how we too can become a No Kill community.
Please be sure to check out their informational website to learn more,
This event is open to the public and we encourage everyone to come and hear how they did it. If you have questions, feel free to contact us above.
PINTS FOR PAWS
Join us for another awesome fundraiser for The Spay Neuter Project, , hosted by our wonderful friends at Lizzi and Rocco's Natural Pet Market!
Wednesday, May 14th, 5:00-9:00pm
Broadway Brewery is again letting us have this great event at their place, and they'll donate $1 from every pint of their beer sold to help build a low cost spay and neuter clinic in Columbia.
There will also be a TON of amazing raffle prizes, pint glasses with the Pints for Paws Logo on it, and 'beer' treats for you to take home to your dogs!
We hope you can make it! And if you or your business has something you'd like to donate to the raffle, please let us know! https://www.facebook.com/events/479227672179271/
Please consider making a gift to the most proactive and successful solution to aide in reducing the homeless pet population,
The Spay Neuter Project.
Sunday, June 1st
2:00 - 4:00pm
Columbia Public Library
Earth Day 2014
Sunday, April 27th
Peace Park, Columbia MO
Pints For Paws
Wednesday, May 14th
816 E. Broadway
Do you know of a business that would like
to help us meet our goal to open,
The Spay Neuter Project?
Contact us above, and we will deliver a donation box pronto!
No Kill Columbia was established to save pets like Dexter.
"My name is Dexter, a 4 year old Hound mixed with a Boxer. I had a family but they brought me to the shelter because they were moving. I primarily lived outdoors with a big place to call my own. I’m super friendly and a family adopted me quickly. Unfortunately, they weren’t really informed that I wanted to be outside. They crated me 9-10 hours a day while they were at work. It drove me so crazy; I tore up two crates in a week. My new family then returned me back to the shelter. I was marked as having behavior problems and was killed. I wish someone would have understood me!"