Rhode Island General Assembly & Committees: Protect our animals. Please pass legislation for Housing & Habitat in 2013!
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Rhode Island General Assembly & Committees: Protect our animals. Please pass legislation for Housing & Habitat in 2013!

    1. Allyson Cote
    2. Petition by

      Allyson Cote

      Portsmouth, RI

If the picture above bothers you, please make sure you sign this petition. This picture is real. It was taken in a Rhode Island house in February, 2013. There are others like it. A dog had been forced to live in a bathroom. The dog existed on moldy food, filthy water, and lived in his own waste and urine. He chewed the door nearly in half trying to escape.

The city said they could NOT prosecute the owners because no laws had been broken.... We can only hope the dog is safe at this point. His fate, and so many others  can be changed if we come together and say 'enough is enough, it's time to do the right thing for our animals' 

Rhode Island lacks even basic housing and environmental/sanitation laws for our four legged residents. Right now, animals are living in horrific conditions, overlooked, and desperate for help. Bills have been introduced in both the House and Senate in 2013 that will mandate basic requirements that all living creatures are entitled to. This will provide them with shelter, clean water and food, protection from the elements, and the respect and love they deserve. It should not be a privilege to have basic needs met. All of our Ocean State animal residents need your vote to be their voice, and secure their safety. Be the voice of the most vulnerable and defenseless members of our society. These laws must pass in 2013. We're counting on you to act with compassion. ALL RHODE ISLAND RESIDENTS, PLEASE SIGN & SHARE this urgent and necessary petition. Together as a group we can help end the mistreatment of all our animals in Rhode Island. Thank you!

I'm needing a minimum of 1,000 signatures. I bet 2,500 is easily possible! Thanks :)

To:
Rhode Island General Assembly & Committees
Protect our animals: Please pass legislation for Housing & Habitat in 2013!

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 1,500 signatures
    2. Votes on these bills might be happening next week!

      Allyson Cote
      Petition Organizer

      Hello Everyone, Just a quick update that these two bills may be going for a vote as early as next week. Please continue to share the url, and let's do our best to get over 1500 signatures. Thank you all for your help in protecting our animals.

    3. Reached 1,000 signatures
    4. Hi Everyone!

      Allyson Cote
      Petition Organizer

      Wow this is just GREAT! We're so close to the 1,000 mark and I bet we can get to 2,500 Rhode Island people who want change. This is for all the dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits etc that have no voice. They can't tell us they need help, it's up to us to act as their guardians. Animals are a gift, and a treasure. They are not property, or disposable. They shouldn't be forced to live in inhumane conditions and go without ever knowing love.
      I thank you all from the bottom of my heart... WE CAN DO THIS!!! Please keep up the awesome work. Together we can change the laws forever.
      Allyson

    5. Reached 750 signatures
    6. Bill Numbers: Here!

      Allyson Cote
      Petition Organizer

      S-484: Sanitation & Living conditions
      S-316: Spay & Neuter of cats
      I'll post the links as soon as I can!
      These bills will likely have amendments added, so it's not the 'final' product yet.
      Thanks!
      Allyson

    7. Bill Numbers Coming Soon!!

      Allyson Cote
      Petition Organizer

      Hi Everyone! First -- THANK YOU for your support so far. You are the best, and I know we can do this! As you may see, the bill #'s are not in the body of the petition yet. They were newly introduced, and sometimes, there's a lag between then and when they get uploaded to the State website. I'll have them shortly for everyone's reference.
      Share share share!! Let's show our legislators that lil' Rhody loves it's furry residents.
      With thanks,
      Allyson

    8. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • denise bligh COTATI, UNITED STATES
      • 10 months ago

      No ANIMAL should live like this!!

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    • Rosina Glose MAISACH, DE
      • 10 months ago

      :'( :'((

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    • Leslene Dunn CLAREMONT, SOUTH AFRICA
      • 10 months ago

      Please pass this law - our animals so badly need and deserve our protection.

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    • Elvira Pipinias ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA
      • 10 months ago

      this has to be stopped

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    • Omar González TLAQUEPAQUE, MEXICO
      • 10 months ago

      For a better world for all... FOR ALL!

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