Project No-Kill Animal Shelter, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non profit corporation attempting to build a no-kill adoption center in order to save unwanted pets from untimely deaths as well as create a resource and community outreach center.
We need your help!! We are looking for others to volunteer their time and energy to help us reach our goal to help as many animals as possible. If you can help, please contact us!
About Our Cause
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How is our project focusing on an unmet need in the Kernersville community?
Currently, there is no animal shelter in our neighborhood. Kernersville residents must drive to Greensboro or Winston Salem to adopt an animal. Importantly, both of the shelters in these cities have received unwanted publicity due to inhumane treatment of the animals entrusted in their care. These practices are unacceptable and the need is great for a safe place for animals to reside while waiting for their forever homes.
Our community is the perfect place for this! The importance of the bond between animals and humans is documented throughout history. Our neighborhood would greatly improve by building a shelter in order to promote this bond. Animals teach us compassion and responsibility; unwanted animals waiting for a forever home rely on us to be their voice. Let’s bring this all together and help the animals and human residents in our community! We want our shelter to be a partnership where humans and animals help each other. We will utilize programs when the shelter is in place for community improvement. For example, we will implement reading programs for children to come read to the dogs and cats. This helps children with their reading skills as well as help socialize the animals. Also, would like to have the retired/ elderly participate as well. We hope to partner with the local VA and have shelter dogs trained to help veterans with PTSD. Similarly, Forsyth County corrections would be a great partnership. Research has shown what a positive impact dogs/cats have on inmates who can identify with the shelter animals as they themselves feel unwanted and are homeless. This provides the inmates with productive time as well as gives the shelter animals much needed attention and a break from shelter life.
How will your donation help us meet this unmet need?
We are in the grass roots stage of planning and need funds for land and buildings. Your donation will allow us to put a down payment on the land which would significantly speed up our timeline and allow us to implement the community service and educational programs more quickly.
How much of a lasting impact on this community will the project have?
The impact would be long lasting on not only our community, but others as well. Our community could serve as a model for neighboring counties that have struggled with pet overpopulation. We will provide humane treatment and above standard care for all the animals.
Through an adoption and education center we will demonstrate the importance of adoption as opposed to purchasing pets. If half the people would stop purchasing pets and adopt, we would no longer have to euthanize healthy animals. The education center will teach the importance of spay/neutering to control overpopulation and provide additional education and resources to help eliminate animal surrenders. This keeps pets in loving homes and decreases intake which equals more space and less stress for the shelter animals and staff.
The impact of the reading programs will show an increase in reading scores for children and make reading fun. For the elderly who cannot visit the shelter, we hope to do home visits for those who have had to surrender their beloved pets they could no longer take care of, either for economic or medical reasons. Shelter dogs can help veterans feel love and provide companionship for those who are alone. Well trained dogs who are accustomed to acting on command can help a veteran who was used to giving orders in the military. Importantly, shelter dogs offer enjoyment and are stress reducers. They provide veterans a good reason to get out of the house, spend time outdoors, and meet new people.
Shelter dogs provide inmates a new sense of belonging and teach them compassion. These skills better prepare them to integrate back into society and to become productive community members. With the new animal adoption and education center, both the animal and human community members win!