Wed, Jan 10|
No Kill Language in Animal Services - Is It Really Necessary?
What does the term "no-kill" mean to you? What is the actual definition of "no-kill"? Has it been used against you or your shelter? Do you feel that the community understands what "no-kill" means?
Time & Location
Jan 10, 2024, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
About the event
What does the term "no-kill" mean to you? What is the actual definition of "no-kill"?
Has it been used against you or your shelter? Do you feel that the community understands what "no-kill" means?
This term has become increasingly divisive and confusing. Let's come together for an honest discussion about your experience with this term, good and bad. We want to hear from you with the goal of better understanding this term, the impact it has on your shelter and your community and how we move forward to embrace life saving with or without this terminology.
Please join us for an interactive discussion with Tawny Hammond, Director of No Kill Advancement, Best Friends Animal Society and our fellow animal welfare leaders on Wednesday, January 10th at 4:30 pm. Language is important in all communication. The words we say and write create meaning. Are we clear or confusing in our messaging? Today more than ever it is critical for all animal welfare and animal services organizations to connect with our stakeholders including but not limited to donors, the community, adopters, volunteers, and elected and appointed officials. For some, no-kill language can be divisive. Join us for this discussion about language. We will unpack animal services history and review where we came from to where we are today and most importantly where we want to go.