No Kill Learning, is joining forces with No Kill Nation and the California based No Kill Advocacy Center to ask shelters across the United States and beyond to experience a new way of operating. Already, nearly 1,300 shelters and rescue organizations have responded. This should make June 11, 2015 the safest day for shelter pets in history.
For the event, branded Just One Day, "Euthanasia Technicians" will put down their syringes and pick up cameras. Instead of injecting animals with lethal doses of sodium pentobarbital, they will photograph them and post them on the Internet, on Facebook, on Twitter. On June 11, they will market their animals to the public, they will reach out to rescue groups, they will host adoption events with discounted rates, they will stay open for extended hours, and they will ask their communities to help them empty the shelter the good way.
Instead of going into body bags in freezers, the animals will go out the front door in the loving arms of families. At the end of the day, the shelters will be emptier than when the day started. And, no one will have had to die in order to make that happen. To help them succeed, the teaming agencies are offering shelters the tools they need to be successful.
"Any organization that takes the pledge on the Just One Day website will be emailed a link to a media kit that contains everything they need to ensure their day is a big success," said Nathan Winograd of the No Kill Advocacy Center.