Delaware, a lesson for us all. Somehow Nathan Winograd managed to get his CAPA (Companion Animal Protection Act) passed in Delaware on the state level. I certainly don't want to piss off any citizens of Delaware, BUT what were you thinking?
A nationally heralded attempt to make Delaware a no-kill state ended ignominiously on November 14, 2013 with the closure of the Safe Haven no-kill shelter in Georgetown, the euthanasia of 19 pit bulls who flunked behavioral screening, and the evacuation of 22 more dogs, mostly pit bulls and pit mixes, by the ASPCA.
The Safe Haven shelter just 17 months earlier had taken over the biggest animal control control in Delaware, accounting for more than half of the total impoundments and killing in the state.
The Delaware Companion Animal Protection Act was hailed by Nathan Winograd, found of the No Kill Advocacy Center in Oakland, California, as "The most sweeping, progressive companion animal protection legislation in the United States. The law was modeled on the No Kill Advocacy Center's CAPA," Winograd blogged.
"The no-kill movement has denied the existence of overpopulation and downplayed the importance of prevention of unwanted litters, focusing all their attention on adoptions," Mechler told Animal People. "Anyone who wants to get to true no-kill, or as close as is feasible, should watch what is happening in Delaware."
This fine blog followed this fiasco all the way through. I feel that this blog had a lot to do with stopping the CAPA in five other states. I know I used it in Florida and Florida shoved CAPA right under the table.
No Kill should just roll over, it has been exposed, it has failed, and it is time to just throw in that towel, Winograd.