(The survey runs from 6-30-15 THRU 7-2-15). 
This November, Houston will have elections for mayor and all city council seats. As we have seen across the country, in order to make positive changes that will save the lives of shelter pets, we need elected officials who are willing to work to make sure that lifesaving programs are implemented at Houston’s pound. For too many years, Houston has had many elected officials who do not care about sheltering issues and who have been willing to continue with “save a few and kill the rest” sheltering.

Therefore, we believe that animal lovers need to discuss this issue with the candidates to make sure we vote for the best people possible for these positions.
No Kill Houston and No Kill Texas Advocates are considering whether to organize a candidate forum so that animal lovers can talk to the candidates to learn their plans to fix Houston’s broken sheltering system.


NOTE: This Poll is for people who can vote in Houston only.

CLICK ON THE POLL ABOVE TO VOTE YES OR NO. (You may have to Refresh your screen to get it to work) 

(If an overwhelming number of people say Yes, we will then survey people regarding where and when such a Forum should take place).

Did you know that:

* the Save Rate at Houston's animal control i.e. BARC has DECREASED every year for the last 3 years and was only 50% in 2013.  
* BARC killed or lost 12,500 animals in 2013.  That is 1,041 pets KILLED BY BARC every single month and over 35 pet KILLED BY BARC every single day in 2013. 

 * in Sept 2009, the international, No Kill expert, Nathan Winograd, assessed BARC and wrote a 200 page assessment report telling Houston exactly how to stop shelter killing, yet BARC leadership has ignored most of it
* there are over 200 Open Admission, No Kill communities, representing 500 cities and town, who are saving 90% and more of all animals.

 * in 2008 and 2009, Mayor Annise Parker promised to do everything in her power to transition Houston to a No Kill city, yet the killing continues by the thousands.

Demand leadership at BARC who will rigorously implement all of Nathan Winograd's recommendations so thousands of lives will be saved at BARC. 
Click here to tell your mayor and city coucilmembers that you expect better, and tell them that you VOTE.   And keep telling them over and over, until they listen. 

There is Hope!


There are now over 200 Open Admission shelters/pounds (representing 500 cities/towns) that are saving 90% or more of all animals.  These No Kill shelters have put into place a series of eleven lifesaving programs and services, i.e the “No Kill Equation”, which has dramatically increased the Save Rate in their communities. 


There is a No Kill model of sheltering which is working across the country to save all healthy and treatable pets.


The only thing Houston has to do is hire leadership for BARC who will rigorously implement it!   That is what Annise Parker must do.


Join the Revolution!

We have a choice.  We can embrace the No Kill model of sheltering as our future or we can continue to legitimize the failed “adopt a few and kill the rest” method.


Demand change.  Demand shelter directors who will vigorously implement the programs and services of the No Kill Equation.


This is your community.  You have a right to demand that animals in your community shelters are saved. 


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