Help Stop the Killing of 100's of thousands of Cats and Dogs!
  • Petitioned The City Council of San Antonio, Texas

This petition was delivered to:

Mayor Julian Castro
The City Council of San Antonio, Texas

Help Stop the Killing of 100's of thousands of Cats and Dogs!

    1. Ashlea Denton
    2. Petition by

      Ashlea Denton

      San Antonio, TX

San Antonio, Texas is City that Kills 2,000 stray pets every month! For the third straight year, the intake of dogs and cats at San Antonio’s Animal Care Services increased (29,115--2011; 25,192--2010; 22,155--2009). Likewise, euthanasias of dogs/cats grew (19,645--2011; 18,376--2010; 15,559--2009). Adoptions rose (4,337--2011; 2,925--2010; 2,751--2009), but not enough to stop euthanasias from climbing. There was a $500,000 grant for spay-neuter in 2011, and a grant of $300,000 is expected in 2012 for neutering of feral cats; however, these are singular grants that are not expected to repeat.

The combined effort of adoptions and singular spay-neuter grants may help to temporarily curb euthanasia growth; but with a growing dog/cat overpopulation and increasing intakes at the city shelter, those efforts alone will not suffice to reverse the euthanasia rise over the long run. Spay-neuter--which decreases the likelihood of unwanted puppies/kittens who become homeless and either die on streets or get euthanized--must be incentivized on a broader community basis to lower the overpopulation which is the core of the problem.

Non-profits and citizen groups lack the resources and leverage to substantially solve the crisis in a city with such a massive dog/cat overpopulation. But local governments who receive the taxpayer dollars and have jurisdiction of health and safety matters, can make a stronger impact.

 

Please contact the city council.  You can copy and paste this wording and the following addresses in an email to:  

 

mayorjuliancastro@sanantonio.govcitymanager@sanantonio.gov

gary.hendel@sanantonio.gov,  district1@sanantonio.gov

district2@sanantonio.govdistrict3@sanantonio.gov

district4@sanantonio.govdistrict5@sanantonio.gov

district6@sanantonio.govdistrict7@sanantonio.gov

district8@sanantonio.govdistrict9@sanantonio.gov

district10@sanantonio.gov

Please request that the council pass a law--coupled with regular publicity of that law--which is a non-mandatory, but progressive spay-neuter ordinance requiring all owners without intact permits to spay-neuter unless the dog/cat is under 4 months old or has a medical exception. 

 

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    • Trish Isbell-Smilgin SAN ANTONIO, UNITED STATES
      • about 1 year ago

      It was another bloody Monday at ACS today and you can bet we are tired of lax laws. Start with problem. It takes citizens to be the most rational logical people in the city?

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    • Re Ha WILDBAD, GERMANY
      • about 1 year ago

      ♥ ... kann auch weiter geteilt werden ... ist ausdrücklich erwünscht ... ♥ ♥ ♥

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    • Spirit Sharp MANCHESTER, NJ
      • over 1 year ago

      why is it not to most

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    • Jennifer Kimbrell HENDERSON, NV
      • over 1 year ago

      This is a Heinous Crime!

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    • Dr Anusha Patchava FRANKFURT, GERMANY
      • over 1 year ago

      I care!

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