The Largest No Kill City in America

Austin, Texas is still the largest No Kill city in the United States. After a protracted battle to get the city onto a No Kill footing, led by Ryan Clinton of FixAustin, Larry Tucker of the city’s Animal Advisory Committee, City Councilman Mike Martinez and Dr. Ellen Jefferson of Austin Pets Alive!, Austin set the standard that every community should hope to achieve. In fact, Austin’s leaders make it easy for everyone to copy their No Kill model by openly sharing their information. American Pets Alive! hosts an annual No Kill conference in Austin every February. Dr. Jefferson is a popular speaker on the conference and webinar circuit. And the internet is full of stories about Austin Austin became – and continues to maintain – No Kill. Here are a few examples:

No Kill No Problem, Part One

No Kill No Problem, Part Two

No Kill No Problem, Part Three

No Kill No Problem, Part Four

How APA! Got Started in Austin (.pdf)

The No Kill Revolution Starts With YOU

Michael Kitkoski of No Kill Solutions poses with Dr. Ellen Jefferson of Austin Pets Alive! and Ryan Clinton of FixAustin!

Michael Kitkoski of No Kill Solutions poses with Dr. Ellen Jefferson of Austin Pets Alive! and Ryan Clinton of FixAustin!