Fabulous news! Broward County, Florida, has taken the big leap, and passed a No Kill resolution. What does this mean? That they’ll officially be striving towards a 90%+ save rate, which will make for a lot of happy dogs and cats across South Florida.
Broward has been working on making positive changes for the past couple years, with the help of local No Kill groups, but the passage of a resolution is a major public step towards achieving lifesaving results.
Reaching a No Kill goal involves the implementation of the policies and procedures of the 11-step No Kill Equation – the ONLY method proven to drastically reduce kill rates. These steps include a TNR program, off-site adoptions, foster care, low-cost/high-volume spay/neuter and many other common sense programs. This can often be done BELOW a county’s operating budget, so Broward needn’t worry about an additional burden to the taxpayers.
Broward County is the second Florida region, after Manatee County, to embrace a No Kill model. As of March 1st, Manatee County has achieved a 77% save rate, and is well on their way to an ultimate 90%.
Broward has the infrastructure in place to achieve No Kill, but they need the public behind them 110%. So show your support for their lifesaving efforts. If you’re in the area, consider volunteering, donating, adopting a pet from the shelter, or at least spreading the word about their plan.
To check out available animals or support the shelter, visit www.broward.org/animal.