On October 9, 2012, human friends of our best animal friends have the opportunity to come together right where they live in hometowns across the United States and beyond. With a goal of substantially impacting widespread suffering and killing of dogs and cats, this connection is the first step in a powerful, united effort that is long overdue.
K9Nation’s “K9National Day of Response” discussion groups are informal gatherings organized and hosted by anyone willing to help start important changes in our society. In real life, we will voice our concerns, explore solutions, and lay the groundwork for the first nationwide organization with local units (Kommunities) dedicated to confronting the conditions that cause our best friends to suffer. Be it a gathering of just a few or a few hundred, let the discussion begin!
The Day of Response is the official launch of K9Nation, America’s first national animal charity that also functions at the local level through chapters called Kommunities. Americans concerned with the suffering of our best friends meetup in their local hometowns to share their frustrations, define priority problems, identify causes, and discuss realistic solutions.
The consensus of problems and issues along with causes and solutions will be integrated into K9Nation’s initial infrastructure to be carried out by its Citizens as the organization develops. This is an essential first step since the organization was founded to operate according of the will of its supporters.
K9N believes that the problems facing our best friends will only be solved as Americans collaborate in their own hometowns and as a viable, national force. By coming together, we can explore our potential and organize to produce concrete results.
Meetings will be held in towns and cities across America. The organizer will designate a meeting place and time, but others may make suggestions, too, through Meetup.com.
Any individual or group of individuals willing to take the initiative to serve as organizers may do so. Organizations, too, such as rescue and humane groups, may serve as organizers. Anyone concerned about the welfare of our best animal friends is welcome to attend and take part.
October 9, 2012
Day of Response poster for bulletin boards, emailing, etc. Click poster to enlarge/copy/print..
The first step in solving any problem is to initiate public discussions and awareness.
K9Nation's Day of Response is America's first public call to come together in defense of the defenseless. Whether it's your friends and neighbors in your living room, or a public gathering in an auditorium, the national conversation starts October 9, 2012.
America’s anti-cruelty movement started over 150 years ago, yet more dogs and cats are killed in shelters, and suffer from violence, abandonment, and cruelty than at any other time in our history!
K9Nation is appealing to Americans of all ages and all backgrounds who simply have had Enough! to join forces in putting long overdue changes into place once and for all. And we can begin by encouraging public discussions with our Day of Response, October 9, 2012.
Now it's your turn to respond to the unacceptable status quo in which at least 15 thousand dogs and cats are killed every day at the hands of man throughout the United States. That’s 5 million each year. One is too many.Five million is intolerable. Millions more are tortured in puppy mills, or carry permanent injuries and scars as victims of burning, shooting, strangulation, stabbing, drowning, kicking, and other egregious violence. Together we can forge K9Nation into the definitive organization finally bring pet population down to manageable levels, end shelter killing, and dramatically impact commercial exploitation and violence.
Voice your grievances. Share your frustrations.
What are your concerns regarding treatment of our dogs and cats? What do you feel are the basic causes? How do you think problems should be solved? What do you see as today's defining issues?
K9Nation will assemble a nationwide consensus of (1) how the public feels about our best friends and the problems they face, and (2) which are the principal issues and the most popular positions.
Findings will be incorporated into K9Nation’s basic infrastructure in this our organizational stage.
Which actions need to be taken? What are your suggested solutions? Which specific procedures do you believe should be in place to protect our best friends?
K9Nation will assemble a nationwide consensus of the most popular practical solutions as well as workable procedures for putting them into effect.
Findings will be incorporated into K9Nationís basic infrastructure in this our organizational stage.
Mobilize for local collaboration. Take the lead for nationwide action.
How do we tackle the immense challenge? If society’s treatment of dogs and cats is to be dramatically impacted, how do we begin? What plan do we follow to produce measurable results? How do we elicit support?
Who in your community can come forward to empower citizens and organize the local effort into a K9Nation Kommunity? Who has the ability to lead in the national effort?
With such an important agenda, October 9 Day of Response discussions arer not intended to answer all questions, but they will serve as fundamental beginning of the public taking charge, stabilizing pet population, confronting unbridled cruelty, and ending shelter killing. Once and for all. Please participate. We need you. They need us all. As much as we resent neglect and abandonment of our best friends, we cannot neglect or abandon the responsibility we have as a society to solve the problems that cause their suffering.
Please don’t neglect what we can do on October 9. Please don’t abandon your opportunity to participate. Even if you’ve never been part of a group effort to help our dogs and cats, we urge you to take part, encourage your friends, and help create public support. Sign up to attend October 9. Be A K9Nation Ambassador
Do you belong to a rescue or adoption organization?
Who do you know will want to participate or organize an October 9 Meetup?
Thank you for helping to make Day of Response a success.