1 June 2012
I met Stephen Plyler at the DFW No Kill Workshop in March. A volunteer, he had been hard at work to transform his city’s animal shelter to no kill. At the workshop, Stephen took a lot of notes and asked questions during our Q&A session; he has continued his hard work and the results speak! In the two months immediately following the DFW No Kill Workshop, Pilot Point has saved almost all of their shelter animals and achieved a 96% save rate. Following is Stephen’s announcement:
As you know my battle to get Pilot Point’s shelter to improve it’s animals services. The euthanized at nearly 50% during the past year. Well, after approaching city council and convincing them to act they signed a contract with All American Dogs a private animal shelter provider who provides animal control for many small cities. I then partner with them as a RESCUE PARTNER (something like APA did in Austin)… Well so far in the last two months of handling over 100′s of animals we have acheive a 96% live exit rate. So we have only a 4% euth rate. I’m so excited that all the hard work has paid off… And the best part of it is we saved so many animals… Can you please this story? We want to keep this up but need the continued support of the community… I think this is a prime example of what can be done. All American dogs handles 11 communities all rural and all dump areas but we have managed to save ALL ADOPTABLE dogs & cats.
Thank you for you support.. you have been a big supporter and help in these efforts.
Pilot Point Animal Shelter Volunteer”
If you ever wonder if “one person can make a difference” the answer is a definitive YES! Thanks to Stephen and all that work to support his mission to build a no kill Pilot Point, Texas! At Pawsitively Texas, we often say “it takes a village” but every village needs a no kill leader and we are so, so proud of Stephen Plyler’s leadership and vision!