three million adoptable cats and dogs are euthanized in shelters across the nation
every year due to overcrowding. Target Zero’s mission is to reduce euthanasia
of all adoptable shelter animals to zero on a city by city basis. Target Zero teaches Fellow Cities the Pyramid Program, a proven
systematic building of programs and policies to reduce animal intake and
increase the live release rate. Target Zero mentors Fellow Cities at no cost to get them to zero,
ideally in three years or less. We launched in 2013 and have seen
tremendous progress by all of our Fellows with our first Fellow City of
Waco, Texas on track to be at zero in 2015.