What we stand for
- We believe that all stakeholders in the animal welfare community have a passion for and are dedicated to saving animals’ lives.
- We believe that the euthanasia of healthy and treatable animals is a community-wide problem requiring community-based solutions. We also recognize that animal welfare organizations can be leaders and should work diligently to bring about a change in social and other factors that result in the euthanasia of healthy and treatable animals, including the compounding problems of some pet owners’ failure to spay and neuter; properly socialize and train; be tolerant of; provide veterinary care to; or take responsibility for companion animals.
- We believe in the value and impact of collaboration to address issues that no one organization can effectively address alone.
- We believe in the importance of transparency and the open sharing of accurate, complete animal-sheltering data and statistics in a manner which is clear to both the animal welfare community and the public.
- We believe it is essential to utilize a uniform method for collecting and reporting shelter data, in order to promote transparency and better assess the euthanasia rate of healthy and treatable animals.
- We support transparency in Coalition governance, finances, policies and activities.
- We believe in and support the ‘five freedoms’ for animals:
Freedom from Hunger and Thirst
Freedom from Discomfort
Freedom from Pain, Injury or Disease
Freedom to Express Normal Behavior
Freedom from Fear and Distress
- We advocate and work to support responsible pet ownership.