No Kill Huntsville is an animal welfare advocacy coalition formed to help people who live and work in Huntsville learn about issues related to animal sheltering toward the end of helping Huntsville become a No Kill Community. While that goal may seem unattainable, it truly is possible with the help of an informed and energized public who understand how they can be part of bringing about drastic and dynamic change simply through what amounts to an attitude adjustment.
Becoming a No Kill Community is not at all about spending more taxpayer dollars. It is all about changing the culture in our community from one in which it is acceptable to destroy healthy and treatable animals to one in which people adopt and rescue animals simply because it is the right thing to do and is consistent with our values as a society.
It has been said that people in "the South" cannot achieve animal welfare reform due to something called "the Bubba Factor." This is a dismissive and critical description which implies that people from our area are simple-minded and have antiquated attitudes about animals, making us responsible for high rates of killing in our shelters. This view is elitist, mean-spirited and just plain wrong.
It is our belief that Huntsville can become a No Kill Community and truly be "the Star of Alabama" - a shining example for other areas to follow as they see how much we can accomplish by working together. We are progressive. We are proud. We are capable of great things.
Please join us.
Nina Beal - President, The Ark, Inc. Karen Borden - President, Dixie Dachshund Rescue, Inc. Dianne Burch - World of Pawsabilities and Author of "Maxnificent: The Polka Dot Pyrenees" Susan Burlingame - President, Challenger's House, Inc. Jane Jattuso - North Alabama Spay and Neuter Clinic, Inc. Aubrie Kavanaugh - Manager, Paws4Change.com