So, what does it mean to support and adopt from a no-kill shelter vs. a kill shelter?
A no-kill shelter makes a commitment to every animal it takes in that it will house it for however long it takes, no matter how much it costs, until a home is found, even if a home is never found.
A kill shelter puts down animals it deems un-adoptable; almost immediately. That means older animals, special needs animals, shy animals, unattractive animals, you-name- it are killed; almost before the person dropping it off can get back to their car.
You may think that adopting from a kill shelter means you save a life but for every animal adopted at a no-kill they can take in another animal and save another life. And don't forget that most of the kill shelters receive lots of government funding and tax dollars and kill animals with them; the no kills receive nothing.
A majority of the general public donations the no kill shelters receive goes towards spay and neuter, while a majority of the government funding the kill shelters receive go towards EUTHANIZATION.
Please research who you support carefully; every shelter is not created equally and most important please do not bring your beloved pet to a kill shelter. Get in contact with the no-kill shelters, they have networking capabilities and will try to find a good home for your pet.