Definition of no-kill in English:

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(also no kill)


A policy or an animal shelter in which abandoned, neglected, or lost animals are not put to sleep even if no home can be found for them: there are thousands of no-kills that rescue pets
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  • In early 2005, Maddie's Fund pledged $15.5 million over the next seven years to the Mayor's Alliance for New York City Animals to help transition the city's shelters to no-kill.
  • If I take the cat to the shelter, it will be a no-kill.


Opposed to or not killing animals that live in shelters: find out if the organization has a no-kill policy
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  • We took him to For Sake of Animals, the no-kill shelter, but they had no room.
  • That love will be passed on through the book's sales as well, with 25% of its profits going to more than 10 animal shelters with no-kill policies.
  • Maureen D'Addio, a volunteer at Animal Haven, a no-kill shelter in North Haven, Connecticut, says that the ‘dogs in highest demand are the smaller and younger ones.’
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