Improve policy to decrease the kill rate of the animal control center
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City of Fort Worth

Improve policy to decrease the kill rate of the animal control center

    1. Alicia L.  Townsend, Ph.D.
    2. Petition by

      Alicia L. Townsend, Ph.D.

      Haslet, United States

The city of Fort Worth's Chuck Silcox Animal Care and Control Center has an unacceptably high kill rate ( greater than 50% according to one shelter worker). In addition, they fail to treat and contain illness within the shelter. There has been an ongoing upper respiratory contamination within the center, which has now led the shelter to immediately kill any dog who shows signs of the illness, without giving the chance for rescue or adoption. In addition, the city's spay/neuter and intact permit policy is lax and poorly enforced, leading to increased numbers of stray and homeless dogs in the city. We ask that the city decrease the kill rate and improve policy of the center, including: 1) proper treatment and confinement of ill and contagious animals 2) more strict policy on spay/neuter and intact permits 3) overall decreased kill rate of animals in the shelter

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    • JennVegan Belladonna NEPTUNE, NJ
      • about 2 years ago

      STOP KILLING INNOCENT ANIMALS AND INSTEAD WORK HARDER AT GETTING THEM ADOPTED!!

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    • Bernie Christian FORT WORTH, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      Everything wants to live and to have a second chance. These animals never had a chance. We simply aren't doing enough to try to save as many as we can. Let's do more!

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    • Joyce Campos FORT WORTH, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      All Animals deserve a home...it is humans fault they are on the street...they should not be punished for "Human Error"!

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    • WALTER BOTTELDOORNE KORTRIJK-HEULE WEST-VLAANDEREN BELGIE, NE
      • over 2 years ago

      City of Fort Worth: Verbetering van het beleid om de kill-snelheid van het dier control center te verlagen

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    • Bob Barg PLANO, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      The treatment of this upper respiratory sickness is very inexpensive and many of these dogs are very adoptable. There are numerous no-kill groups pulling dogs out as fast as they can. The kill rate is unacceptable when something can be done quickly and easily. The city of Fort Worth should be embarrassed by the conditions of this animal shelter.

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