Imagine America Getting To Zero.
It will be a Reality.
We believe America will get to zero by 2025. By zero, we mean that 90% or more of all shelter animals will make it out safely. How can we make such a bold prediction? Because we're already seeing incredible momentum by activists and organizations in communities across the country towards ending the euthanasia of 3-4 million healthy shelter animals every year. As part of that wave, the Target Zero Institute (TZI) is on track to help get at least 7 new cities to zero (starting in 2015), all with an eye on adding many more to help end the problem altogether. Then shut down.
From One Small Dog. To One Big Idea.
When 20 year old shelter rescue Fred (right) passed away in 2010, Target Zero Co-founder Tracey Durning made the commitment to do something bold in his honor as one of the lucky ones to have escaped the shelter system alive. Upon meeting kindred social entrepreneurs Peter Marsh and Rick DuCharme -- Marsh got New Hampshire to zero and DuCharme led Jacksonville, FL there -- the TZI vision was born: mobilize the collective expertise of proven 'getting to zero' leaders to local leaders in Fellow Cities nationwide to help them get to zero too. Those Fellows, in turn, 'pay it forward' by mentoring organizations in neighboring cities and communities.
A "Movement" to Zero.
With great progress happening, now we need a movement to get the entire nation to zero, which means we need you. Animal control and welfare organizations should apply to the Institute and passionate, everyday folks should join the Target Zero team, as well as follow us on social media to help spread the word that it really is possible to save millions of animals lives each year, city by city. Thanks!