• Petitioned Gratiot Animal Care Center

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Gratiot Animal Care Center

Gratiot Animal Care Center: Make the shelter a "No-Kill" shelter.

    1. Shane. K.
    2. Petition by

      Shane. K.

      SAGINAW, MI

All dogs should be given a fair chance at a good life. Even dogs with a "dangerous" background. Any animal can be made aggressive. If an owner treats any dog poorly, the dog could become aggressive. Pit Bulls, should be given the same chance. If this shelter were to become a "No-Kill" shelter, the dogs could be given tests to observe their temperament. If they pass these tests, they should become "adoptable."

Along with animals going through tests, future owners should undergo some, as well. Such as interviews and background checks. Seeing as many Pit Bull owners use their dogs to "fight", the owners should sign a contract that allows the Shelter to "check up" on the dogs whenever they please. If they find anything wrong with housing, or treatment of the dog, authorities may seize the dog until further notice. By signing said contract, the owner agrees to treat the dog well, and provide it with food, shelter, and water everyday. With this contract, there should be no excuse for animal cruelty, or neglect.

By changing this shelter to a "No Kill" shelter, many dogs who have been neglected by their owners could have a second chance at a happy life. Dogs are a mans best friend, and it is excruciatingly painful to see any dog be put down, simply because of their breeds history. "Punish the deed, not the Breed."

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    • erin reese HOUSTON, TX
      • over 3 years ago

      I agree, ALL dogs deserve a chance !!!

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    • Kate Kenner JAMAICA PLAIN, MA
      • over 3 years ago

      All dogs deserve a chance.

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    • Shane. K. SAGINAW, MI
      • over 3 years ago

      The main reason I'm doing this petition is because the people who work/volunteer at the shelter have absolutely no heart for the animals. Yes, pit bulls have an aggressive history, that does no make EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM a killer. I have several pits, and theyre all kind as can be. And I have rescued former fighting dogs, and with a little time, they are happy and healthy and most of all, NOT AGGRESSIVE. If this petition goes through, dozens of dogs could be rescued.

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    • Tess Horses NORTHRIDGE, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      Because ANIMALS NEED A BETTER CHANCE. JUST THINK OF WHAT THEY COULD DO FOR US. THEY DESERVE BETTER THEN TO JUST NOT HAVE ANY LIFE

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    • Margo Raprager FRANKLINTON, NC
      • over 3 years ago

      All shelters should bo "no kill" shelters! Actually, if people were more responsible with their pets, maybe a time would come when we would NOT even need shelters.........however, I truly doubt that will happen because many people just don't get the spay and neuter thing!

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