He gives us an in-depth story of animal sheltering in this country. From its very beginning to the current situation. A movement that was born of compassion and then lost its way. It's the story of the No Kill movement, which says we can and must stop the killing. He explains why pet overpopulation is a myth and why public irresponsibility is not why animals are being killed in shelters. He explains the reason why the killing continues; how "those in power--the directors who run the shelters, the health department bureaucrats who often oversee them, the local governments which fund them, and the large, national non-profit animal welfare agencies which provide them political cover, are failing. Failing to learn from the past. They are failing to implement the programs and services with a demonstrated track record of saving lives and/or to demand that shelters do." He also explains what it takes for us to become a No Kill nation and has given us examples to prove it.
I want to thank No Kill Houston for bringing my attention to this book. It's been a real eye-opener and I highly recommend this to anyone who cares about animals! Bett Sundermeyer, President of No Kill Houston, has given copies of this book to the mayor and city council members with the hope of changing our shelters here in Houston. Nathan Winograd was brought here to do an assessment of Houston's BARC in September of 2009. Read Nathan's report.