More than 70 percent of all cats brought into our nation's animal pounds and shelters are killed - feral, stray and owned cats. Everyone deplores this killing. Many characterize it as "necessary evil."
There is nothing necessary about this evil. Today's animal control system developed over 100 years ago to address certain serious harms that dogs posed to humans. It was, and is still today, based on ownership of animals.
Animal control laws attempt to control animals by controlling their owners. Animals who do not have owners or whose owners cannot comply must be either adopted or killed.
The fate of our nation's cats is changing - due to a massive grassroots movement to stop the killing of cats across the country.
Sign the pledge to show that you want the killing of our nation's cats to stop. You can be a part of this life-saving grassroots movement!I am opposed to the misguided view that killing is a "necessary evil." I know that the killing of cats in shelters is unethical and must stop. I pledge to do one or more of the following: - Call my Mayor and urge her or him to support laws that stop the killing of cats. - Learn more about the movement to stop the killing of cats by receiving information from Alley Cat Allies. - Share what I have learned with my family and friends, so that they can also help protect our nation's cats. - Write a letter to the editor of my local newspaper.