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Huntsville 'No-Kill' movement holding public workshop

Animal activists are working to make Huntsville a "no-kill community". (Photo: MGN Online) Animal activists are working to make Huntsville a "no-kill community". (Photo: MGN Online)
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

A group of animal activists are working to turn Huntsville into the first "no-kill community" in the state. They have an online petition going, but now they are taking their cause to the top.

On Monday, the group is holding a free public workshop lead by experts from other "no-kill communities."

On Tuesday, they will present a petition to city and county leaders asking for Huntsville to make the change.

The movement is lead by organizers of local animal rescues and shelters. They said turning Huntsville into a "no-kill community" will save thousands of healthy, adoptable pets from being put down each year due to lack of shelter space.

The group realizes the change can't happen overnight. It needs the support of city leaders and the public.

"Huntsville is a vibrant, electric, smart town, but we destroy in excess of 50-60% of the dogs and 70-80% of the cats. That is really sad statistically for the number of pet lovers in this town. There are a lot of people who still don't realize that goes on," said Michelle Maroon, President of rescue organization, Forgotten Felines.

The free workshop will be held Monday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Huntsville-Madison County public library.

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