• Petitioned Julian Castro

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Julian Castro

Create "San Antonio Animal Cops" to truly enforce pet laws

    1. Robin Snyder
    2. Petition by

      Robin Snyder

      San Antonio, TX

San Antonio is burdened with large numbers of stray and unwanted pets, and many are killed year after year. However, the problem has and will continue unless pet laws are made stronger and enforced with vigor. There are many organizations in San Antonio trying to save the animals. Vast amounts of time and money are being spent...but the problems continue causing an unreasonable burden to the tax payers and those that come forward to help. This struggle will not end unless pet owners are made responsible for their animals and actions. High fines and jail time are needed for offenders of cruelty and for dumping animals. And existing laws must be actively enforced every day by a large enough body of enforcement officers to do the job.

Mayor's Comment Line

 (210) 207-2280

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Physical Address:

City Hall

100 Military Plaza

San Antonio, TX 78205

Mailing Address:

 P.O. Box 839966

 San Antonio, TX 78283


Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Melissa Ortega SAN ANTONIO, TX
      • 9 months ago

      I'm a postal carrier, and even though we work hand and hand with police officers when we have animal attacks. It breaks my heart to see our condition of animals. We do call and report the cruelty, but sometimes I find that the situation remains the same. I'm hoping that this will bring more law enforcement to Join the humane law enforcement. Thank you for your consideration.

    • Christina VonDrashek SAN ANTONIO, TX
      • 9 months ago

      San Antonio has a great reputation for being one of Texas' top cities. However it also has a blemished reputation when it comes to its animal population. We are a city of strong, hard working and caring individuals. There are a lot of bad apples though. Our current "animal cops" try their best but do not have enough resources to get a handle on our pet population and issues. Animal Care Services works very hard but they need more funds, more staff and stricter animal cruelty and animal rights laws to back them up. I would love for Animal Care Services to be transformed into "San Antonio Animal Cops" similar to those employed in the cities of New York and Los Angeles.

    • Meryl Pinque BANGOR, UNITED STATES
      • about 1 year ago

      Animals are sentient beings.

      Stop exploitation: go vegan.

    • Carla Relf FAIR OAKS, TX
      • over 1 year ago

      Animals deserve respect . All living creatures do!

    • Joan Durbin BALCONES HTS, TX
      • over 1 year ago

      This is a huge problem in my neighborhood.


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