Successful shelter reform requires political advocacy. If you see your Mayor or city council
member on the street and they do not know who you are and do not stop to talk to you,
you've already lost. This video is an indispensible guide to political advocacy. A written
guide is available by clicking here.
To learn about the importance of lobbying and lobbyists, click here.
For additional resources - including a guide to reform your local shelter, a guide to using
freedom of information laws, model shelter policies, and much more, click here.
A Three-Part Strategy for Change:
For No Kill success to be widespread and long
lasting, we must focus on institutionalizing No
Kill by giving shelter animals the rights and
protections afforded by law.
Every successful social movement results in
legal protections that codify expected conduct
and provide protection against future conduct
that violates normative values.
We need to regulate shelters in the same way
we regulate hospitals and other agencies which
hold the power over life and death. The answer
lies in passing and enforcing shelter reform
legislation which mandates how a shelter must
For our CAPA brochure, click here.
For our Rescue Access brochure, click here.
For our Legislative Guide, click here.
For our Advocacy Guide, click here.
For the full version of CAPA, click here.
For a modified version of CAPA, click here.
For rescue access legislation only, click here.