pet chaining: create ordinance prohibiting chaining of animals in Birmingham, AL
  • Petitioning Kim Rafferty

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Birmingham City Council
Kim Rafferty
Council Administrator
Cheryl Kidd

pet chaining: create ordinance prohibiting chaining of animals in Birmingham, AL

    1. becky king
    2. Petition by

      becky king

      birmingham, AL

This petition is so important because abused animals have no voice and without people like you and I the suffering will go on. I recently heard that Birmingham Alabama was labeled the “cesspool of animal cruelty”, a label well deserved. Many times I’ve reached out to authorities for help with animal abuse but got nowhere. In Birmingham there are no laws against chaining so the police have their hands tied. I’ve encountered many cases of cruelty, a dog chained to a deck post in the sweltering southern heat with no access to water, a large shepherd forced into a small crate outside with no food or water while the neighbor worked and one of the most horrid was a dog chained with no shelter during a winter storm. That dog laid in the sleet and rain while wailing so loud that I could hear it a block over. I called the police again to no avail. I did contact a group called TEARS who did come and rescue the dog. They said the dog would’ve died before morning. Later Birmingham banned the group from coming inside the city limits. Now I have a new issue. My new neighbor has chained his dog to a tree restricting it to about a four foot radius. The dog lays, sits and sleeps in the same spot day in, day out. When we have rain and lightning storms it will thrash from side to side trying to free itself from the chain. It’s terrified! Eventually it gives up and lies down in the mud with the raining pouring on. By storms end the dog is wiped out and appears to be unresponsive. I can’t ignore the suffering any longer, so I’m starting this petition in hope that I can get enough signatures to convince the Birmingham City Council to adopt a no chain ordinance. Cities all over the country have adopted new laws to prohibit chaining, its time Birmingham steps up to the table. PLEASE help me help them!

To:
Kim Rafferty, Birmingham City Council
Cheryl Kidd, Council Administrator
create ordinance prohibiting chaining of animals in Birmingham, AL

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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      becky king
      Petition Organizer

      I'm still waiting on reply from the Birmingham City Council who is now reviewing an outline for a no chain ordinance....Please keep signing to ensure a quick victory..everyday that passes another helpless dog dies needlessly at the end of a chain...each time YOU SIGN the Birmingham City Council receives an email response....THANKS THANKS THANKS.Becky King

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    • Nicholas Kenney FLINT, MI
      • 13 days ago

      God created the animal kingdom to be our companions during our life journeys. He created mankind to be their guardians, not their abusers!

      SHAME ON YOU! You too shall stand before God on judgement day and be held accountable!

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    • Ruth Sarris BIRMINGHAM, AL
      • 15 days ago

      There is absolutely no excuse to such cruelty to animals. They need advocates who will take care that they are not abused.

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    • mercedes corraliza MEKNES, TN
      • 2 months ago

      this is cruel. people must go to jail for years for this cruel act.

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    • Jerri Miller NO.HOLLYWOOD, CA
      • 3 months ago

      CHAINING LIKE THIS IS ANIMAL CRUELTY..MUST BE STOPPED

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    • ADRIANA CADENA TÉLLEZ MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
      • 3 months ago

      POR RESPETO A LOS ANIMALES

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