Right now, about four million homeless dogs and cats are euthanized in shelters every year. The Companion Animal Protection Act (CAPA) would install a framework for America that has worked to create No Kill communities. Just a few things CAPA would do are: – Establish a definition of No Kill that includes all savable animals, including feral cats; – Make it illegal for a
shelter to kill an animal if a rescue group or No Kill shelter is willing to save him or her; – Make it illegal for a shelter to kill owner-relinquished animals without making them available for adoption or transfer to a rescue group, even in cases where the owner wants the animal killed, unless the animal is suffering. Delaware has already passed a version of the Companion Animal Protection Act, and now it’s time for the rest of the U.S. to do the same. Urge your state legislators to push for a Companion Animal Protection Act in your state.