no euthanasias at city pound
Lisa McClain is an Austin lawyer who helped spearhead Austin's 2009 goal of becoming
"no kill" which they are today. She says it was a massive effort across
the board fueled by single minded determination.
"We had wonderful support from several of our city
council members. We had a variety of groups in the city
that did rescue work."
She says austin fancies itself as progressive
so she says no kill got done. McClain says San Antonio needs to get
tough and make no kill not just a goal but a top priority.
"Animal interests have very strong beliefs.
But they don't always believe in the same thing.
They want the same outcome, but the way
of getting there ... many people do not agree."
Se says Austin is blessed with active
animal groups like Austin Pets Alive that
helped make it happen.
"Austin fancies itself as a progressive
city and it is in many many ways and
we have a lot of animal lovers in Austin,"
She says it took a long nights, lots of
discussion and a not taking no for an answer.