Target Zero In The News

Target Zero Receives $750,000 to Help More Communities Across the U.S. Increase Lifesaving, Thanks to Maddie

Posted on: 03-02-2017
"Target Zero is a fantastic resource for communities who are wanting to achieve the lifesaving success other communities have already achieved, but may not know where or how to start," said Shelly Thompson, Director of Grants. "They work hand-in-hand with these communities to implement best practices, oftentimes helping to educate constituents and key stakeholders in their government."

New York Times: How Smart Animal Shelters Aim For 'Zero Kill'

Posted on: 12-22-2015
If these approaches were saving the lives of so many animals, why wasn’t everyone using them? The answer: somebody needed to identify the best practices, assemble them in an easy-to-understand program, and set out to deliver them systematically to where they were most needed.

Changing Minds, Taking Partners to Save Dogs and Cats in the Waco Area

Posted on: 05-17-2015
Through a strong partnership between the city of Waco, the Humane Society of Central Texas, animal welfare groups such as Fuzzy Friends and the Animal Birth Control Clinic, the city animal shelter has gone from a paltry 36 percent rate of stray and unwanted shelter animals being adopted or fostered in late 2012 to more than 90 percent this year (and 92 percent last month).

Shelter program looks to give felines new lease on life

Posted on: 08-24-2018

Over the course of 15 days – from Aug. 1 to Aug. 16 in 2017 – the Hardin County Animal Shelter euthanized 111 cats. For those same 15 days in 2018, only 11 cats were put down.

The difference: The shelter has begun working with Alley Cat Advocates in Louisville to stem the influx of felines.

Best Friends Animal Society, Target Zero and the Joanie Bernard Foundation are the three organizations that...

Amarillo Animal Management and Welfare released new findings from Target Zero, a national non-profit that seeks to help public animal shelters achieve a better live release rate.

Posted on: 05-11-2018

Amarillo Animal Management and Welfare released new findings from Target Zero, a national non-profit that seeks to help public animal shelters achieve a better live release rate.

The shelter hopes this will make a difference for the animals that call the kennels home.

Oklahoma animal shelters and nonprofits unite to save animals

Posted on: 05-09-2018
April 30 might have been a historic day for animals in Oklahoma.
Oklahoma animal shelters and nonprofit groups gathered at the Oklahoma History Center to discuss how the state could achieve a 90 percent live release rate by the year 2025. Best Friends and Target Zero, which are two national organizations that work with shelters across the country to achieve a 90 percent live release rate, also...

Amarillo animal shelter sets 90% live release goal

Posted on: 03-31-2018
"Target Zero is confident it can help the Amarillo animal shelter reach the 90 percent live release rate, something director Richard Havens said they're ready to achieve." Yes you are Amarillo...we're super excited to have you as Fellows

OKC Animal Welfare sets no-kill goal

Posted on: 03-22-2018

It was August 1999 when I first came to Oklahoma City Animal Welfare. More than 30,000 animals entered the shelter that year.

The shelter was an old drafty building that was difficult to keep warm in the winter and cool in the summer. All of the animals were in group caging with as many as 30 animals in each cage. It truly was the “dog pound.”

I remember coming home to my wife after the first day...

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