We have some no kill shelters near us that I thought was great, until someone I know wanted to give her cat away and did not want to put it down.
Their is a no kill shelter is near our work so we told her about it. She brought her cat in and they tell her they won't take the animal because it was older and thus unadoptable, so they refused her.
Guess what ended up happening to the cat?
By refusing animals they are just pawning of killing to be done by someone else, thus giving most animals they refuse a death sentence. Kill shelters have adoption as well.
I guess they are not as righteous as I thought them to be. I was really dissapointed.
I guess the reality is they only have so much room and so much resources.
Bottom line. Hanging the line "no kill" is not any better than one that does in my opinion.