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No Kill expert visiting Shelby

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By Lisa King

A "No Kill Kentucky" event will be held Saturday night in the Shelby Christian Church gymnasium, featuring Nathan J. Winograd, author, radio host and founder of the No Kill Advocacy Center.

Winograd will explain the steps of becoming a "No Kill Kentucky" during an address to animal lovers, humane societies, rescue organizations, animal control officers and the public at 5 p.m. at 2375 Frankfort Road.

Shelby Christian Church pastor Dave Hamlin said Thursday that at least 300 people had registered to attend.

Kelly Jedlicki, founder of Kentucky's first No Kill County in Shelby County, along with members of its board of directors, were instrumental in bringing Winograd to the state.

Using Nathan Winograd's No Kill Equation, Shelby County went more than 15 months without having to euthanatize an animal because of a lack of shelter space, Jedlicki said.

She is passionate about the need of a "No Kill Kentucky."

"It is imperative that we be good stewards of the animals and be their voice," she said.

"For a No Kill Kentucky to be successful, we must have the support of the animal organizations, volunteers, communities and the legislative branch of our county and state governments. It is a great privilege for Winograd to come to our state and help us with this endeavor."

Winograd's presentation is free to the public; however, registration is required. Visit www.shelbycountynokillmission.com to register.