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Dogwalk Musings: No-Kill Policy Is Wave of Future

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A recent Coeur d’Alene Press editorial almost got it right. The County does indeed need an animal center to combine the efforts and resources of all the rag tag rescue efforts in the area that are underfunded and understaffed. Where they go wrong is to say the Kootenai Humane Society made a mistake going to a no-kill policy. It is suggested that mistakes had been made. That is not reason enough to abandon the policy. Fix it. We live in a time when “killing” seems the norm. Shoot the elk that escaped from the elk farm. Kill the wolves. Kill your parents because they don’t let you have your way. Kill your kids because they don’t listen. Hardly a week passes without headlines to this effect appearing in our local papers or blareing out of the television new casts. No-kill policy is the wave of the future. Major cities are adopting such policies and making them work. If Los Angeles can Kootenai County certainly can — Mari/Dogwalk Musings.

Question: Did Kootenai Humane Society make a mistake when it adopted a no-kill policy?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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