Working to Make Long Beach A No Kill City
In 2013, Long Beach Animal Care Services killed over 4,300 companion animals in our city's animal shelter. That is 50% of the animals that entered the shelter's doors and includes a 74% kill rate for kittens, a 72% kill rate for cats, a 29% kill rate for dogs and a 15% kill rate for puppies. In short:
The City of Long Beach kills one animal for every 24 minutes that the city shelter is open.
Recent improvements in animal sheltering, known as the No Kill Equation, have reversed the killing trend in cities across the US. It can happen in Long Beach as well. Stayin' Alive Long Beach is a political advocacy group composed of concerned residents who want to see the progressive, fiscally-responsible programs of the No Kill Equation put in place at the Long Beach Animal Shelter. We invite you to join us as we work politically to increase the save rate of animals at the Long Beach Animal Shelter.
What is the No Kill Equation?
The No Kill Equation is a set of programs that, when implemented comprehensively, have dramatically increased the save rate of animals in open-admission city shelters across the nation. Stayin' Alive Long Beach is asking the City to improve their service to the public by implementing the following programs at Long Beach Animal Care Services:
Ways You Can Help
Stayin' Alive Long Beach PSA
Stayin' Alive Long Beach Policy Report
How can you help save Long Beach shelter animals? Print out this sample letter and send it to your Long Beach City Council representative. Don't know who your city council member is? Find out here.
Need Proof? No Kill Success Stories
City of Sacramento Animal Care Services
City of Austin Animal Care Services
Nevada Humane Society (Washoe Co.)
UPAWS - Marquette Co., MI
Out The Front Door