Sign the Petition to Help Save a Cat Colony being Bulldozed

Sign the Petition to Help Save a Cat Colony being Bulldozed

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      M M

      Morrisville, NC

We learned early yesterday that WRLH, the local Fox affiliate located at 1925 Westmoreland Street in Richmond, had contracted a local pest control company to trap and kill stray and feral cats and kittens residing on and around the station’s property. This course of action was deeply troubling to us and I communicated to them our willingness to help manage and control the cat colony using non-lethal humane methods such as trap-neuter-return or relocation. Yesterday I spoke with a representative of Sinclair Broadcast Group, current owner of the Fox affiliate and recent acquirer of WTVR Channel 6. This representative was unswayed by our offers to assist. This morning I spoke with Steve Genett, General Manager of Fox Richmond. At first he seemed willing to discuss a compromise solution that would incorporate non-lethal methods, but later in our conversation he admitted that bulldozers were plowing through the cat habitat at Fox's offices at that very moment. I immediately rushed to the location and was shocked and horrified to see the swift and total destruction of the area. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Fox Richmond's unconscionable actions are cause for great concern throughout our community. I cannot begin to understand what manner of corporate culture and leadership it would take to behave in this cruel way. I encourage you to contact the following individuals and companies to express your outrage:   

Fox Richmond WRLH Channel 35

Phone: (804) 358-3535
General Manager: Steve Genett
Online Feedback Form: http://www.fox35.com/inside/contact.shtml
Mailing Address: 1925 Westmoreland Street, Richmond, VA 23230

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc
Phone: (410) 568-1500
President and CEO: David D. Smith  
Online Feedback Form: http://www.sbgi.net/contact/contact.shtml 
Mailing Address: 10706 Beaver Dam Road, Hunt Valley, MD 21030

It is also important that other members of the media are made aware of just how upsetting this series of events is to our community. Please let them know by sending e-mails to the following addresses: news@wric.com 
newstips@wtvr.com 
newsroom@nbc12.com 
letters@timesdispatch.com I know that Richmonders consider the plight of homeless animals and feral cats to be a very high priority and a cause that is close to their hearts. I had hoped that Fox and Sinclair Broadcast Group would reconsider and continue to operate as a kind and responsible media partner in our community, but that hope was dashed with their inhumane actions this morning.

Sign this petition : http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/fox-richmond-bulldozes-cat-colony---june-25-2008

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    • SJ Champ LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES
      • over 3 years ago

      I AM OUTRAGED AT THIS BARBARIC ANIMAL ABUSE. ALL ANIMALS HAVE A GOD GIVEN RIGHT TO LIVE IN SAFETY AND PEACE. THE ANIMAL OVERPOPULATION SHOULD BE DEALT WITH IN A HUMANE MANNER !!! AND ALL ANIMAL BREEDING AND RETAILING SHOULD BE MADE ILLEGAL NOW.

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    • Jessica Rucker MARION, IL
      • over 3 years ago

      Once again, the bottom line comes before the welfare of another living being. How sad. I hope you make your peace with God.

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    • Amber Ruth BALTIMORE, MD
      • over 3 years ago

      Very inhumane. They are cats for crying out loud, they will take care of your mouse problem. I am sure you have lots of mice... after all, they have be Rats like you hanging around!

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    • Helen Forsythe CORNWALL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 5 years ago

      Petition CLOSED 2008 !

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    • Linda Szymanski PITTSBURGH, PA
      • about 5 years ago

      Because these cats need to be treated humanely.

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