Nathan J. Winograd

Nathan J. Winograd is the Director of the national No Kill Advocacy Center. He is a graduate of Stanford Law School, a former criminal prosecutor and attorney, and has held a variety of leadership positions including director of operations for the San Francisco SPCA and executive director of the Tompkins County SPCA, two of the most successful shelters in the nation. He has has created successful No Kill programs in both urban and rural communities, and has consulted with a wide range of animal protection groups including some of the largest and best known in the nation. Nathan is the author of three books, Redemption, Irreconcilable Differences, and All American Vegan (co-written with his wife, Jennifer). Redemption won five national book awards and redefined the animal protection movement in the United States.

It’s Even Better Than You Think

Perhaps we shouldn’t sell ourselves short in terms of how far we have truly come. Read more

For the Love of Dog

We draw our inspiration from wherever it comes. Read more

A Call to Action in California

Please join animal lovers across California by writing to those in the California Legislature who hold the power of life and death over shelter animals.

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Friends Don’t Let Friends Kill Dogs

On June 2, 2009, Avery escaped from his yard and was picked up by an animal control officer. His family went to animal control to pick up Avery but they did not have enough money to pay the fees. Read more



All You Need is Love...

… And hard work. Read more



The Fight for Patrick Continues…

“[T]rademark registration number 23699” is a “very valuable brand for commercial exploitation and fundraising.” —Associated Humane Societies of New Jersey, describing Patrick in their lawsuit against the City of Newark and the veterinarians who saved his life.

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Good Homes Need Not Apply

Nathan J. Winograd on antiquated animal shelter policies and the politics that perpetuate them. Read more