Boots on the Ground: The Twin Cities No Kill Story Premiere
Updated: Oct 5
It is a story that was 20 years in the making and it could change the way you think about animal sheltering. It begins in a pretty dark place in the year 1999. That year, animal shelters in the USA killed about 8 million dogs and cats. In the Twin Cities metropolitan area, animal shelters killed about 20,000 - the overwhelming majority of them perfectly healthy.
Boots on the Ground: The Twin Cities No Kill Story describes how that killing was brought to a stop by a small group of advocates who decided to take on the system, challenge strongly-held beliefs and create a better world for people and animals.
The film is as much of a history lesson about an important shelter reform effort in Minnesota's largest metro area as it is a call to animal shelters and animal welfare organizations to do the right thing going forward by leaving the shameful past in the rear view mirror.
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