Order moratorium (15 days) on killing of animals at Roswell AC; appoint vet from the state board to instruct/oversee RAC's creation of humane protocol; allow rescue of animals w/o city's approval.
  • Petitioning Gary K. King

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Attorney General of New Mexico
Gary K. King
New Mexico
Gov. Susana Martinez

Order moratorium (15 days) on killing of animals at Roswell AC; appoint vet from the state board to instruct/oversee RAC's creation of humane protocol; allow rescue of animals w/o city's approval.

    1. Petition by

      Coalition for Saving Roswell's Forgotten Dogs

Impounded dogs are being destroyed at a rate of 50 per week for the sole purpose of vacating cages and under the directive of the Roswell City Government. These are highly adoptable dogs who are young and healthy on INTAKE, and whose health declines rapidly during their incarceration because no veterinary care or vaccinations are provided. Rescue organizations cannot retrieve the animals until a letter of agreement is signed between the organization and the city of Roswell. This letter contains questionable verbiage that requires private citizens to waive their FOURTH AMENDMENT RIGHTS. Rescues are open to signing an agreement that is more in line with the standards of other municipalities. The city also refuses to make Roswell Animal Control hours of operation more community friendly by allowing for adoptions on weekends or after 5 PM on weekdays, and makes no effort to return lost dogs to owners.

 

To:
Gary K. King, Attorney General of New Mexico
Gov. Susana Martinez, New Mexico
Order moratorium (15 days) on killing of animals at Roswell AC; appoint vet from the state board to instruct/oversee RAC's creation of humane protocol; allow rescue of animals w/o city's approval.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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      Because I had to shorten the entire petition to 200 characters, the full text can be found here: http://www.extraordinarydogs.com/2014/06/27/petition-to-gov-susana-martinez/

      Petition to Gov. Susana Martinez

      Impounded dogs are being destroyed at a rate of 50 per week for the sole purpose of vacating cages and under the directive of the Roswell City Government. These are highly adoptable dogs who are young and healthy on INTAKE, and whose health declines rapidly during their incarceration because no veterinary care or vaccinations are provided.

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    • Samantha Solomon SPOKANE, WA
      • 4 days ago

      Extending hours of operation for adoptions, taking effort to find owners of lost pets, and coordinating with rescue groups have hugely reduced kill rates in other municipalities.

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    • Linda Dobson- Porter BERNARDSTON, MA
      • 9 days ago

      These dogs need more people to give a damn about them. So it is work to find homes for them..why dont you give up some of your income to help the. ? It wouldnt kill you.

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    • Irene DelBono NATICK, UNITED STATES
      • 11 days ago

      There is absolutely no need to be obstructionist about allowing rescues to rescue impounded animals. Don't you realize how much money the pet industry brings into our economy? Dead animals bring nothing! Your local business owners that sell pet supplies, or veterinarians, or doggie day cares or boarding facilities are losing money every time you kill a pet. If you are going to take in dogs, cats or other animals, you have a responsibility to provide proper care, vaccinations, and quarantine to make sure you are not going to spread highly contagious diseases - not only to other animals, but to humans as well. You should be reported to the Department of Agriculture and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty for Animals for animal abuse. I have seen plenty of shelters/dog pounds shut down for less egregious behavior than this.

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    • julie gates HAILEY, ID
      • 12 days ago

      it is wrong

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    • Candace Funk BELLEVUE, ID
      • 12 days ago

      RAC is collecting animals in huge numbers and killing them at an alarming rate. Volunteers from all over work tirelessly attempting to attract rescues, adoptions, and owner recovery but almost always are too late to be able to make anything happen. RAC needs to create new policies and turn this death camp around!

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