FULTON COUNTY GOVERNMENT: Select LifeLine Animal Project To Run Fulton County Animal Services
  • Petitioned R. David Ware

This petition was delivered to:

Interim County Manager
R. David Ware
Interim Director Department of Purchasing & Contract Compliance
Felicia Strong-Whitaker
Chief Purchasing Agent
Charles Leonard
Director, Department of Planning & Community Services
Randy Beck
Assistant Director, Department of Planning & Community Services
Tony Phillips
Commission Chair of Fulton County Commission District 1
John H. Eaves
Commissioner of Fulton County District 7
Bill Edwards
Commissioner of Fulton County District 2
Robb Pitts
Commissioner of Fulton County District 3
Liz Hausmann
Commissioner of Fulton County District 4
Tom Lowe
Commissioner of Fulton County District 5
Emma Darnell
Commissioner of Fulton County District 6
Joan Garner

FULTON COUNTY GOVERNMENT: Select LifeLine Animal Project To Run Fulton County Animal Services

    1. Petition by

      Pet Advocates Network

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January 2013

Victory

From Pet Advocates Network, a project focused on bettering homeless pets across various platforms: We did it! Thanks to the heartfelt dedication of the citizens of Fulton County, GA and from allover the world, our government was convinced to choose LifeLine a no kill organization to run animal services. It made news that because there were so many emails from the Petition the County Manager wanted to disqualify LifeLine (http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/20616742/supportive-emails-could-disqualify-shelters-bid-to-run-fulton-county-animal-services) but the Commissioners voted today to disregard their request and for LifeLine. Commissioner Hausmann said in reference to the Petition emails "The overwhelming support that the community showed for them was very impressive. Very impressive" and that the email helped convince her. The vote for LifeLine was 6-1. We couldn't have done it without this Petition and the emails to let the Commissioners know how and why LifeLine was the only choice for our taxpayer dollars and for the welfare of our county's pets.

Tired of tax dollars in Fulton County going to the killing of our lost, healthy and adoptable pets? Paying for failure to reunite pets with owners? Mismanagement of funds?

Right now the fate and well being of shelter pets hangs in the balance in Fulton County, GA.

WE MUST ACT NOW because the formal contract with the previous provider is over and our animals are in danger.

Two bids were submitted to take over Fulton County Animal Control Services.

One is a for profit group unrelated to animal welfare called The Siwel Group LC affiliated with Ron Totten, who failed as a director of Fulton County Animal Services with higher than a 80% kill rate.

Be Forewarned - A FOR PROFIT company like Siwel has one incentive - to make money and not the welfare of our pets. They could decide it is more profitable to sell our pets bodies to labs instead of trying to find the owners or rehoming them!

The other bidder is the obvious and only competent choice, Lifeline Animal Project, a renowned non profit with 10 years of solid compassionate animal welfare experience. Rebecca Guinn the executive director is a nationally recognized animal hero.

You can help save many lives immediately by simply letting Fulton County know they must choose LifeLine. If they hear from enough people and also voters that will sway them.

Let the Commissioners knows asap we will no longer tolerate a regressive catch and kill pound immediately.

They can vote on this at any time and are may do so January 23rd!

Rebecca Guinn has dedicated her life to humane treatment for companion animals. Dekalb County GA proclaimed May 17th “Rebecca Guinn Day” in recognition of her animal community service. Also skilled as an attorney, she wrote the legislation that ultimately banned the use of gas chambers in Georgia shelters. Lifeline has an emphasis on low cost spay neuter and has performed 65000 surgeries. Lifeline has a goal of saving all healthy and treatable pets.

Ron Totten in addition to killing the vast majority of the pets in his “care”, did not allow the public in for adoptions when he previously ran the shelter. In a prior bid ten years ago he proposed euthanizing pets earlier than the county mandated hold time of 7 days. He has not been in animal welfare for the past ten years.

The County wanted to award the bid to Ron Totten's group despite his hideous record during his previous bid. It was only due to public outcry that his group did not get the bid!

Without your support we fear they will choose Ron Totten’s group again. Please don’t let that happen. The shelter pets are counting on you.

Tell them to vote NO to Siwel and YES to LifeLine.

If you are a Fulton resident politely remind them that it is OUR tax dollars, you are a constituent and you do vote.

More details regarding the situation and both groups bidding HERE .

In addition to signing the petition please take a moment to send a letter as that will get even better response.

Dates and address of Commission meetings where people can speak, contact info and suggested phone scripts for those that also want to call to voice their opinions to the decision makers are here .

 

 

 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Victory for Our Fulton Pets! LifeLine Wins the Bid Due to Mass Support

      We did it! Thanks to your heartfelt dedication, citizens of Fulton County, GA and allover the world, our government was convinced to choose LifeLine a no kill organization to run our animal control and services. At first this made news because there were so many emails from the Petition that the County Manager wanted to disqualify LifeLine (http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/20616742/supportive-emails-could-disqualify-shelters-bid-to-run-fulton-county-animal-services), but the Commissioners voted today in a stunning turn of events to disregard that request and award the contract to LifeLine. Commissioner Hausmann said in reference to the Petition emails "The overwhelming support that the community showed for them was very impressive. Very impressive," and that the emails helped convince her. http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/20663254/lifeline-animal-project-hired-to-run-fulton-co-animal-services We couldn't have done it without you!

      Emails could disqualify shelter's bid to run Fulton Co. animal services

      Nearly 1,000 emails have been sent to Fulton County officials urging them to pick a popular charity to run the beleaguered county animal shelter. But some worry that enormous support may backfire and actually disqualify Lifeline Animal Project. Cadillac Kimberly woke up one morning determined to adopt a dog.

    2. Reached 1,500 signatures
    3. EXTREMELY URGENT County Trying to Disqualify Lifeline Part 2

      January 9th 2013 Commissioners Meeting Animal Control Update
      http://tinyclip.tv/331ea72e Video Clip of Animal Control Update
      EXTREMELY URGENT! Part 2
      NOTE: This is like the movie “Groundhog Day”.10 years ago the County wanted Ron Totten and tried to disqualify Southern Hope using the same types of contrived “issues” to justify it. Luckily the Commissioners heard from many citizens on the matter and didn't buy it.
      The Commissioners want to hear from you and are listening! Keep the emails and phone calls going to them. In fact one of the Commissioners used a quote from us about making Atlanta's shelter world class!

    4. EXTREMELY URGENT! County IS Trying to Disqualify LifeLine to the Commission

      January 9th 2013 Commissioners Meeting Animal Control Update
      http://tinyclip.tv/331ea72e Video Clip of Animal Control Update
      EXTREMELY URGENT! KEEP EMAILS /PHONE CALLS GOING TO COMMISSIONERS!
      An informal recommendation was made and from the comments at the meeting it obviously WASN'T LifeLine since apparently a memo was disseminated to the Commissioners on January 4th by the selection committee that had some *issue* with LifeLine.
      Acting County Manager, David Ware who is also the County Attorney, is making up excuses to disqualify LifeLine and bring in Totten!
      Please keep your comments and signatures going to the Commissioners!

    5. *Video* Alison Hector At Fulton Commissioners Meeting 1/9/2013

      http://tinyclip.tv/331ee926 Watch Alison Hector,Esq. inform the Commissioners about this petition and why LifeLine is the only competent choice to gain the bid for animal services.

    6. Reached 1,000 signatures
    7. Update: Commissioners Are Getting Your Feedback But We Need More!

      The way the process works is the Commissioners vote on a recommendation for a vendor they receive from the County department responsible.Today we got a chance to present our views but the County department responsible for making a recommendation to the Commission does not seem receptive from some of the comments. PLEASE keep those letters and phones calls coming because we heard the Commissioners are getting them and reading them! The next Commission meeting IS CRITICAL AND will be Wednesday January 23, 2013. THE COUNTY WILL MAKE A RECOMMENDATION AS TO WHICH VENDOR ON THIS DATE. Please let us know at [email protected] if you will be able to attend.

    8. Reached 750 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Barbara Armour CANTON, GA
      • over 1 year ago

      Because all pets deserve loving, caring homes - not death. I want my tax dollars to ONLY go to no kill shelters, Now - what can we do about Cherokee County kill shelters?

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    • MARCOS MONTERDE SMYRNA, GA
      • over 1 year ago

      Tired of missuse of our tax dollars, at all levels of goverment, and no kill is a proven, win win win decition for the animals, county and tax payers.

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    • rhonda alonzo BAKERSFIELD, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Because it's for profit and not for the animals welfare. What just read made me sick! Please do the right thing. Clearly Lifeline Animal Project is for the animals and is most humane! Please.

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    • Susan Pomocnik CONLEY, GA
      • over 1 year ago

      I work all over the streets of Fulton County-from the West End to Roswell and animal neglect is everywhere

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    • Mandie Brauer DALLAS, GA
      • over 1 year ago

      They will save lives!

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