No Kill Columbia is a local organization pushing for the Central Missouri Humane Society to become “no kill,” meaning they want the shelter to stop euthanizing healthy animals because there is no space for them. They think they have the key in the 11 steps they have proposed for the shelter.
Kaysie Moore wrote this story with me, and we had no idea what we were getting into when we picked this story up. I thought it would be more of a profile of No Kill Columbia. What I realized was that I couldn’t profile this organization without delving deeper into the issue they were focused on. The end result was more of a (what I hope was informative and helpful) discussion of what the shelter is and is not doing to reduce euthanasia and what No Kill Columbia thinks they could do better.
Every source we interviewed in this story is passionately committed to this story, and I think that’s what makes it compelling. The debate between the two camps has gotten heated and even personal at times. I hope Kaysie and I captured the emotion that is driving the debate.
If nothing else, read the story to see the photograph of the most adorable dog you’ve ever seen in your life.