Prevent the 72-hour pound seizure
  • Petitioned Kingston City Council

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Kingston City Council
Councillor
Sandy Berg
Councillor
Brian Reitzel
Councillor
Liz Schell
Councillor
Bill Glover
Councillor
Dorothy Hector
Councillor
Rob Hutchison
Councillor
Jeff Scott
Councillor
Kevin George
Councillor
Rick Downes
Councillor
Lisa Osanic
Councillor
Bryan Paterson
Councillor
Jim Neill

Prevent the 72-hour pound seizure

    1. Petition by

      Marissa B

      Kingston, Canada

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August 2012

Victory

Thanks to over 3000 people who signed Marissa's petition, Kingston City Council has voted unanimously to reject the proposal that would have allowed animal testing labs to claim animals after 72 hours in the pound. Kingston's residents can feel safe knowing lost pets or stray animals won't be taken for animal testing!

The Kingston Humane Society (KHS) provides exceptional care to lost animals or those without homes through its pound services.  But as costs are rising, the Kingston Humane Society will no longer be able to provide pound services to the city unless more funds are granted.

Because of this, Kingston City Council has deferred their decision for a 'request for proposal' for pound services to be issued. Basically, this means that after 72 hours, an animal who is impounded in Kingston may be taken for research purposes.

Please sign my petition asking Kingston City Council to either grant the Kingston Humane Society more funding so that they can continue humane pound services, or ensure that any future agreement regarding pound services include a clause that animals will not be made available for research purposes whether the new Pound Services agreement is with the Kingston Humane Society or with another service provider.

The decision has been deffered until later this summer.  Your signatures are still needed!

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 3,000 signatures
    2. Decision Deferred!

      Marissa B
      Petition Organizer

      "Councillors deferred a motion that would have seen the city seek a contract with a new organization to replace the Kingston Humane Society.

      The city and the Humane Society have been in discussions since the Humane Society announced it could no longer provide services for $109,000 a year, the price negotiated in 1992.

      The organization was asking for a 403% increase to $578,296.

      Councillors began receiving calls and e-mails from constituents this week expressing concerns over whether animals would be sent to research facilities if a body other than the Humane Society was taking in strays.

      “I don’t think we can gloss over how serious this could be for our pets,” said Councillor Lisa Osanic, who moved the motion of deferral.

      Staff were directed in the motion to try once more to find an agreement with the Humane Society.

      Last year, the Kingston shelter took in and cared for 1,190 cats and 341 dogs." - Schliesmann, The Kingston Whig

    3. Reached 2,000 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Marie Lloyd KINGSTON, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Marie Lloyd

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    • Anita Cound DENMAN ISLAND, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      I'm appalled ~This can't be be going on in Canada

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    • nancy dillabough KINGSTON, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      give the animals a chance to go home or find a new one!!!!

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    • Kristy Hunter BRIGHTON, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      my love for animals

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    • Heather Foster NAPANEE, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      I think this is just horrible that we allow dogs and cats to be sold for research and especially within 72 hours. That doesn't give anyone time to locate their lost pet especially when the location of the pounds are so secretive, at least in Napanee it is.

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