Ban "Drop Box" For Unwanted Animals at Animal Control
  • Petitioning Jimmy Dancy

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Jimmy Dancy

Ban "Drop Box" For Unwanted Animals at Animal Control

    1. Nina Santamaria
    2. Petition by

      Nina Santamaria

      Niskayuna, NY

Let's talk about how disgusting, inhumane and cruel it would be to have a "drop box" for unwanted animals at a local animal shelter? You can just drive by and pretty much throw your cat or dog into this open window and leave without so much as a second thought.

As crazy and as unbelievable as it sounds, this does exist in Rutherford, NC at their local Animal Control. 

People can simply go up to these windows and throw,push, shove,etc. their unwanted animal into this dark, concrete window...erm, hole in the wall - no questions asked. Who knows how high the fall is for these animals as they hit the ground and who knows how many of them are seriously injured and left there on the floor until some "worker" comes over to "deal with the problem". 

There's no saying how many other animals are already in there waiting, scared, filled with anxiety and ready to attack as other newcomers fall through the hole. 

This is sickening. 

This is something that needs to be fixed now! You can help to put an end to this draconian, inhumane practice by following the below link and contacting every public official in Rutherford, NC:

Let them know what you think of them encouraging people to dump their animals like garbage.

“A small body of determined spirits, fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission, can alter the course of history.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Note: I want to thank Denise Cary-Costa for her original article on this at IRC News Online. Here's the link to the original story so you know it's for real:

IRC News Online: Rutherford County Animal Control is DISGUSTING

Jimmy Dancy, Mayor
Ban "Drop Box" For Unwanted Animals at Animal Control

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    Reasons for signing

    • Jessica Soule GRAFTON, NH
      • about 1 month ago

      This is ignorance!!!

    • Linda McCormack MONROEVILLE, NJ
      • 2 months ago

      treat your animals like family

    • Glenda Yablonsky OLYPHANT, PA
      • 2 months ago

      because it's the Humane duty of every being

    • crissianna spragg PENSACOLA, FL
      • 2 months ago

      This is horrible, I wonder what humans feel if they were dropped off in a box for the unwanted, unloved. there is no compassion for the one animal who will love unconditionally. this is disgusting. How many people can the dark hole take without getting hurt. I know humans care just like there 4 legged pets who love unconditionally. I would not want to be put in a dark whole, push in while I am scraping to stay out, using my finger nails till they bleed to get out. crying because they hurt, dying because something at the bottom stabs me in the chest because the whole was dark and I could not see to get out of the way while being pushed in to this dark whole. Please help us to feel a little bit better about going to the shelter when our family no longer wants us with them. So I will not get hurt and be able to go to another family how will love us. Please help us stay out of the dark hole. thank you

    • Sarah White CHICAGO, IL
      • 3 months ago

      This is extremely inhumane and disgusting to treat animals in this way.


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