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There are Alternatives to Shelter Killing

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Nathan Winograd

Arguably the most prolific voice of shelter reform


Irreverant, hard hitting, shelter watchdog

About RescueOneDog

RescueOneDog was founded from a realization that there is not pet overpopulation. We have been using sheltering practices for 100 years and failing to solve the care of homeless pets. After killing to control population for 100 years, it's time for alternatives.

Our Beliefs

Pet overpopulation is a myth and used an excuse for killing millions of homeless cats and dogs each year. The vast majority of people in the US love and care for their pets. We need to take that fact and find life saving alternatives to save every healthy treatable pets entering our shelter system

Local Action

The best action is local. You can control, measure and rapidly adapt to affect change in your local community.

Proven Models

Hundreds of communites are saving more than 90% of all animals entering thier shelter system. You can't say it is impossible if it exists.


Data is your friend. Most communities publish save rates and these can be used to find areas that need improvement in the current policies and porcedures of your local shelter.


You can hlep them improve, and if rejected, expose them to gain cojmmunity support to force change.


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PETA has zero credibility when it come to homeless pets

In a response to avoiding a contract with the Humane Society fo Fremont County, a city representative from Florence CO (Mike Vendetti)  is trying to use a PETA article as some kind of justification to kill homeless pets instead of saving them.  I put the link to the article at […]


Continuing PETAs silence on stealing and killing a family pet

Prosecutors from Accomack County released a statement here: The prosecutors that did not see criminal intent when PETA took a dog from the porch of the owner and subsequently killed it have released a statement. The prosecutor’s argument about PETA stealing and killing the dog is based on the fact […]


Reject BSL – The Stupid Side of BSL Enforcement (as opposed to the inhumane practice)

Breaking up families with friendly pets is one horrible symptom of BSL (Breed Specific Legislation). Denver killed thousands of dogs when it implemented BSL two decades ago and since. Many of them family pets. They were not assessed for temperament, they were killed for having a square head. But how […]


Should we kill homeless pets on the 1st day they come to the shelter?

Should we kill homeless pets on the 1st day they come to the shelter? How many days should a homeless pet stay at an animal shelter before killing them? Earlier this year I was approached by a person that worked for a state lobbying organization and told (not even asked) […]


Do the Math: Colorado is Lucky to Have PACFA (Pet Animal Control Facilities Act) Statistics

Individual stories allow us to understand how important it is to care about each individual animal. Broad statistics help us measure what is happening in communities and regions.  Colorado is lucky to have mandatory reporting via PACFA (Pet Animal Control Facilities Act). The yearly statistics are extremely useful in trending […]