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Ignored Prayers has teamed up with artist and long time friend of the brand, Jay Howell, on a new t-shirt design featuring Jay’s dog, aka Street Dog. 100% of the proceeds from the Street Dog shirt will be donated to NKLA, the No Kill Los Angeles animal shelter. Howell is longtime animal lover and his work has appeared in everything from Vans collaborations to tv shows like Bob’s Burgers and Sanjay & Craig.
NKLA (No-Kill Los Angeles) is an initiative led by Best Friends Animal Society, bringing together passionate individuals, city shelters and an entire coalition of animal welfare organizations to end the killing of homeless pets in L.A. city shelters by the year 2017.
Since the launch of NKLA in 2012, the number of pets being killed in L.A. city shelters has decreased by 82%.
The current motion defines a no-kill shelter as one that does not euthanize 90% or more of its healthy animals. According to Best Friends Animal Society in Los Angeles, the city was at an 82.6% save rate for 2016, and has hit an 89.4% save rate for the first quarter of 2017.
What NKLA does is they provide spay/neuter services where they are needed most so that fewer animals go into shelters and increase adoptions so that more animals are placed into new homes. In 2015, the NKLA Coalition helped find homes for about 27,100 dogs and cats, and Best Friends provided support for about 14,700 spay/neuter surgeries for L.A. pets.
Ultimately, the NKLA initiative is poised to serve as a model for how the entire nation can become no-kill, with no pet ever having to die in a shelter again simply because they do not have a home.