TABLE of CONTENTS

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

INTRODUCTION

PART I – The First Era of Sheltering

1 – Animal Control From the Colonial Era Through the 19th Century

2 – Philadelphia: Home of the First Animal Shelter

3 – New York City: The Politics of Sheltering

4 – Boston: A Different Approach

PART II – The Traditional Animal Shelter

5 – Shelter Operations in the 20th Century

6 – Death at the Shelter

7 – Pound Seizure

PART III – Shelters and Pet Population

8 – The Pet Overpopulation Crisis

9 – A Simple Surgery

10 – Reducing Shelter Intake

PART IV – The No Kill Idea

11 – Evolving Attitudes Toward Homeless Pets

12 – Early No Kill Sheltering

13 – Using Marketing to Save Lives

14 – Feral Cats and the Origin of TNR

PART V – No Kill Cities

15 – San Francisco: No Kill Programs

16 – San Francisco: No Kill Model

17 – Parallel No Kill Efforts

PART VI – The No Kill Movement

18 – The Human Toll of the Traditional Shelter

19 – In the Name of Mercy

20 – Organizing the Grassroots

EPILOGUE: No Kill in the 21st Century