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Sunday, July 11, 2010

A Brief History Of The "No Kill" Movement

Photo of Sido and Richard Avanzino courtesy of R. Avanzino and The San Francisco Chronicle

I thought you all might be interested in reading this inspiring article written by Christie Keith and published in her column in the San Francisco Chronicle. The title of the article is: "Saving Sido: How One Dog Sparked a Movement", and gives an enlightening overview of the "no kill" movement in the United States, and the "four-footed inspiration" for that movement: The now departed, but not forgotten, mixed breed pooch, Sido.

Meanwhile, on this still steamy July Sunday, Parental Unit and I thought we'd help you all cool down a bit by reminding you of winter. Happier now? I thought so.


Anonymous said...

Hi Bocci - read the story about Sido... he left quite the legacy, but you have to wonder why it took people so long to adopt a "no kill" attitude... and why there are still so many communities today that haven't changed at all. Wish pet stores & breeders could be banned from selling puppies until all the shelters are empty.

I like snow, but this past winter was so bad that it's kept me from complaining about the heat:) Thanks for the reminder.

Maggie Mae and Max said...


Mom and me read this story a while back but it is always good to read it again. Thanks for the link to it. :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

PeeS I luvs the winter, but my mom agrees with Tank!

Bocci said...

Ha! Glad ou stopped by Tank, and enjoyed the story-we agree with everything you said!
Still think we should have a least a few meetings "under the old Elm" to organize our squirrel elimination strategy for the fall :-) We must stick together!

Your buddy,

Agatha and Archie said...

I had to tell Archie that he didn't have to go and get his parka because he thought it was snowing.......Love A+A

3 doxies said...

Hoy cow, dat there story just gaves me all kinds of goose bumps. Thank goodness there are kind soul out theres. I understand da owners thinking in dat believing no one else could properly care fur her Sido BUUUUUUUT...dat a story fur a different day, huh?
I go gets my sweater, I bes cold now looking at dat snow...hehehehe!

Bocci said...

Hey A+A, it's freezin' out there!

Your buddy,

Bocci said...

Yes, my Doxie friends, it gave Parental Unit and me goose bumps too!
Your buddy,

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Thanks for the link to that story. Mom had never read it before. It's snowing...wonderful!!! We thought it was too hot! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Bocci said...

We had never read about Sido either. We take heart in what one doggie can do to save so many lives...
Your buddy,

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Thanks for sharing the inspired story about Sido, we didn't who she was but we do now. My mom and I needs to educate ourselves more often.
Your winter picture here has a cool effect, feel like Christmas in July!

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