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Every cat in a kill shelter leaves by one of two ways: adoption or death.

Not All Shelters Are Havens

For a homeless cat, a shelter is not always a promise of life. Not all shelters are no-kill. Unfortunately, many shelters are a feline’s last stop between homelessness and death. By spreading the mission of a kill-free world, no cat will have to face the reality of a kill shelter. Below, you can learn the difference between a kill and no-kill shelter and what each means for a cat seeking home.

Kill Shelters

Often government-funded, kill shelters are mandated to accept every animal brought to them. Overcrowding, lack of resources and the daily guarantee of new arrivals make cat killing a regular occurrence. Here, a homeless cat may find a bed and food, even the chance at a forever home through adoption or rescue. But for most cats, it’s a matter of rapidly dwindling time. Every cat in a kill shelter leaves by one of two ways: adoption or death.

Every 20 minutes, an adoptable cat loses its life in a kill shelter.

    Every cat in a kill shelter leaves by one of two ways: adoption or death.

No-Kill Shelters

More commonly funded by donations, private foundations and feline welfare groups, no-kill shelters promise every cat that enters a home until home. Each cat may stay as long as it takes to find a forever home, without the threat of being killed. Unfortunately, space is limited and adoptable cats are turned away. And for some, especially senior cats, a no-kill shelter does become home, forever. Adopting from a no-kill shelter gives one life a real home while freeing space to save another.

For the fortunate ones, no-kill shelters are home until home.

    Every cat in a kill shelter leaves by one of two ways: adoption or death.

Adoption Myth #3

Receiving little care, cats in no-kill shelters are often unhealthy. 

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A Simple Fix

To end the practice of killing cats and solve feline overpopulation, we must spay/neuter.

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