In the United States alone, as many as ten million animals enter shelters each year and millions must be euthanized due to lack of space. Explore.org, a brand new concept that combines philantrhopy, travel, and learning embarks on fact-finding missions to identify potential grant recipients and document the great works of non-profit organizations through films and photography.
In this video, Explore speaks with Jo-Anne Dixon, the Executive Director and Medical Director of the Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley — the first “no kill” shelter — in Hailey, Idaho. The video explores how the shelter staff rescues, protects, and finds homes for abandoned dogs and cats.
See Explore’s Interview with Jo-Ann Dixon to learn more.
Great video. I also found this one on Explore.org that I think is very inspiring: http://explore.org/explore/losangeles/films/96.
@Sabrina – Thank you for the addition! Another great find at Explore.org.
I support shelter adoptions 100%. Both mine and my sister’s dogs were saved from shelters. I also volunteer at a no-kill shelter and it’s reassuring to know that I don’t ever have to have the feeling that this might be the last walk a certain dog gets to go on.
I wish more shelters were like that, all of the bigger animal shelters near me euthanize animals which is horrible. You wouldn’t tell people in a major city “Hey there’s too many of you, we need to kill some of you off” cause well that morally wrong, I don’t understand how its not wrong when it comes to animals. I understand there is limited spacing in animal shelters, if only pet owners would care enough about their animals to have they spayed/neutered. Sadly I think a lot of people see having their pets euthenized as an out.
wow i never knew that it took so long for a place like this to be made. i love the idea that there is a “no kill” shelter for pets where they can live out their lives in peace and not have to worry about fellow pets suddenly disappearing like in most shelters. i mean it is tragic and i hate the idea, but i can see why they do it (don’t agree to it)