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As leaders of the No Kill Movement on Maui, we are thrilled to let our supporters know that 9th Life Hawaii sponsored the VERY FIRST NO KILL Conference in the entire state of Hawaii. We were the honored hosts of the three leaders of this movement. Our goal was for these three No Kill leaders to inspired our community to emulate their success: Guest Speakers were: Nathan Winograd who created the first No Kill community in Tompkins County, NY and now heads the San Francisco-based No Kill Advocacy Center; Ryan Clinton, Appellate Attorney, co-founded No Kill Austin (Texas) which became the largest No Kill community in America in 2011 with a 90% save rate at its open-admission shelter and Diane Blankenburg, Community Programs/Development Director of the Nevada Humane Society, also an open admission shelter.
The Nevada Humane Society takes in more
than twice the national average per 1000 people and has a 91+% save rate
for both dogs and cats. Nevada Humane Society has become a national
model. We hope to be the same for our great state of Hawaii! The Guest Speakers and No Kill leaders who attended are shown below. A heartfelt Thank You to everyone who participated, it was a huge success!
This book review is about: "Friendly Fire” by Nathan Winograd and
Jennifer Winograd. (Paperback version is now available from Amazon.com)
I loved this book. I have read all 3 of Nathan Winograd's books and "Friendly Fire” packs a walloping punch. It is his best book by far. This book goes behind closed doors and although the truth is not pretty, as animal lovers and as tax payers who fund these shelters and for the misguided donors to PETA, the Humane Society of the United States and the ASPCA, we need to know the truth. Friendly Fire is a must read for animal lovers.
There is a way out of the killing of thousands and thousands of animals in our local municipal shelters which are usually and incorrectly called "HUMANE" societies. There is nothing HUMANE about killing healthy or treatable animals. For example: At the Maui Humane Society, newborns without mothers are killed because they cannot eat by themselves. Could you imagine if we used that same logic for human beings?
It is time to square off against the organizations that call themselves HUMANE and who rake in hundreds of millions of dollars annually and kill their rescues, like PETA. These organizations say that to kill is humane. It is not humane. It is the final abuse. The Humane Society of the United States and the ASPCA dump thousands of their rescues on the overcrowded nearby shelters, who then must kill animals in their own shelters to make room or kill the "rescues".
What do the big three do with all their money? Well, it is NOT about saving lives. It IS about pouring money into advertising so they can get even more donations. It is about maintaining the status quo and keeping the bureaucracy in place where CEO's can make $150,000 or more a year, plus fees for their "humane" speaking engagements. Read their Federal form 990's (Federal form open to the public) and see where the money goes.
If you love animals, you must read this book. There is a way out of the killing. And it starts by utilizing Nathan Winograd's NO KILL EQUATION. If you don't believe NO KILL is possible, start by checking out these websites; www.nokilladvocacycenter.org or check out the Nevada Humane Society, an open-admission shelter, which has been NO KILL for years.
PLEASE SEND THIS ON TO YOUR ANIMAL-LOVING FRIENDS AND FAMILY.
MONTHLY FREQUENT CONTRIBUTORS (9th LIFE ANGELS)
Judith Anderson, Myrtle Agrabante, Mary Artese, Bonnie Brown, Emily Chung, Sandra Curtis, Nina Davis, Helen Domer, Sharon Fairclo, Paul Freeman, Joii Guerrero, Sandy & Ramen Hill, Margaret Keller, Candace Kerber, Charles Mannix, Claire & Martin Murray, Leona Nichols, Gisela Osnabruegge, Alyce Ostler, Linda Ringsby, Trudi Ringsby, Polly & J.S. Sack, Carol Schmidt, Claire Stucklen, Diane & Russell Wilson, John Varel
CORPORATE/BUSINESS & COMMUNITY SECTION
9th Life Hawaii would like to take this opportunity to thank Petco Foundation for a most generous grant towards our Spay/Neuter clinics which should enable us to sterilize more than 600 cats. For their ongoing support and grants towards our high-volume, pediatric Spay/Neuter clinics. Our current clinic ends March 2, 2011 and our next clinic sponsored in part by Petco will be in the Spring of 2011. Dates to be announced. We look forward to a long, successful partnership with the Petco Foundation that will enable us to compassionately and non-lethally bring about a decrease in the cat population on Maui. We are also hopeful that Petco will open a store here soon so we can augment our adoptions in one of their stores. It’s a bit much for us to take the kitties to the mainland to showcase our kitties in one of Petco’s adoption clinics. So, if you think a Petco on Maui is a good idea (we certainly do) please click here to visit their Petco Foundation website, and let them know. And once again, a big MAHALO to Petco Foundation for their ongoing support.
All of us at 9th Life Hawaii (including over 200 cats and kittens) want to thank the Iams Dog & Cat Food Company for donating 2 pallets of cat food. That's a LOT of food. It is truly a blessing to have such high-quality food donated and we are grateful. Our special needs cats (those with medical or digestive problems) do especially well on Iams and so we truly appreciate this donation. We note ease of digestion and much needed weight gain amongst cats suffering from digestive problems. We salute you Iams for your generosity. Your product makes a difference!
"Maui Bling by Deneen” Check out these artistic compositions that utilize Swarovski Elements! Using only her hands and tweezers to apply crystals, Deneen artistically produces unique, one of a kind creations. Some of these items are Hawaiian flowers, golf markers, Lauhala headbands, stylus, baseball caps, badge reels, and adorable wine glass identifiers. She creates new products every year and is constantly inspired by the beauty within the island of Maui. If you bring it, she can bling it!!! MauiBlingByDeneen.com
You can find Deneen exclusively at trunk and craft shows at both the Westin Villas and the Westin Resort and Spa. See her website for specific schedule information! Etsy.com/shop/MauiBlingByDeneen
Paul Scalici of Affordable Electrical & Plumbing 283-4413. Paul donated the electrical and plumbing install in our Isolation Building. He did a great job.
UpCountry Rotary Club – A big Mahalo for the finishing touches (painting) our Isolation Building
Maui College Construction Academy – This college program teaches students valuable construction skills that will give them life-long earning power and abilities. They will be building 4’ x 6’ feeding stations that can double as shelter in bad weather. You can help 9th Life by donating roof shingles, 4’ x8’ plywood, exterior paint and primer and 2” x 4” x 8’.s
And another Big Mahalo to Keith Knapp of Island Carpentry (298-6389) who built a cattery deck and roof and stairs plus helped remodel some rooms in the interior of the sanctuary.
Joel Eser Richman, Attorney At Law, ( a true animal lover ) he has been doing pro-bono work for 9th Life Hawaii and we cannot thank him enough. If you need a good attorney on Maui, please give Joel a call (808) 572-6293, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
9th Life would like to recognize the hard work, devotion and commitment from our dedicated group of volunteers. They are truly "9th Life Angels". We couldn't do it without you. In alphabetical order.
VOLUNTEERS LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
Judy Anderson, Mary Artese, Debra Bauer, Cynthia Bocoboc, Helen Domer, Alex Fankhanel, Catherine Giamenelli, Peg Keller, Sue Liscombe, Nora Miyahira, Martin Murray, Eva & Gerhard Opel, Lori Oura, Doris Pompillio, & Lynn Solu, Susan Rodriguez, Belinda Sauro, Stephen Sussman Kathy Trott, Kari Wongsam