In Illinois there are no laws established giving animals surrendered to shelters, rights. Animal shelters may, at their own discretion, euthanize any animal that is given to their facility. They may KILL them for no reason. It cannot possibly be considered humane for our shelters to be able to commit such acts!
Though it seems most shelters impose their own guidelines for when to euthanize an animal, these guidelines sometimes fail. This results in the euthanasia of perfectly healthy, loving, and all-around great potential pets.
To prevent the loss of these innocent lives it is important for our governing body to recognize the need for such laws and impose them. Allowing shelters and animal care facilities to "do as they wish" with any animal that is passed on to them is unacceptable. Our state needs to impose laws that establish guidelines for when it is appropriate to euthanize animals!
We are looking for dedicated petition promoters to spread the word! Please feel free to pass this onto your friends and relatives. We aren't asking to revise laws; we're asking to make new ones! This is probably going to take a huge push to have accomplished, but it is possible. Please help spread the word and give these animals justice!!!