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I looked at all the caged animals in the shelter...the cast-offs of human society. I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread, sadness and betrayal. And I was angry. "God," I said, "this is terrible! Why don't you do something?" God was silent for a moment and then He spoke softly. "I have done something," He replied. "I created You."  © Jim Willis

Compassion In Action is a nonprofit organization comprised of volunteers dedicated to ending the suffering and death that result from pet overpopulation. Our direct action programs provide immediate relief to animals in need while educational efforts focus on permanent solutions to pet overpopulation. By promoting shelter adoptions and implementing ideas to prevent relinquishment while encouraging spaying/neutering, our goal is to help end the epidemic killing of millions of homeless animals in this country each year.

We find it unfathomable that society accepts the killing of innocent animals as a solution to a preventable problem. We’re committed to changing the perception that animals are disposable. We want to awaken people’s consciousness to the fact that every year in this country, millions of healthy, but homeless, animals are warehoused in shelters where their loneliness, fear and pain end in death. Society callously accepts this suffering as routine and this senseless killing as a standard means of population control.

It’s unacceptable for animals to pay with their lives for a problem caused by human negligence. We place the responsibility on humans, who are supposed to have superior intelligence and who have it within their power to prevent their pet from having another litter; humans, who burden shelter workers with the task of taking innocent lives, casually walking away and in all likelihood, returning months later with another litter to be killed.

Killing the victims will never be a solution. We must prevent the problem. Compassion In Action’s programs involve not only on providing immediate relief to animals in need, but also focus on permanent solutions to pet overpopulation: education and spaying/neutering.

Our focus is to end euthanasia as a means of population control. And our underlying purpose is change society’s fundamental attitude toward animals. We don’t expect everyone to value them as much as we do. But do expect people to be responsible for the pets in their care. And this means having them spayed or neutered to stop perpetuating the problem and recognizing that adopting a pet is a lifelong decision.

Tragically, it’s too late for the countless animals that have already lost their lives, but because pet overpopulation is entirely preventable, there is hope for the future.

If you share our philosophy, we hope you’ll join our efforts.