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Petitioning Mayor Peter Rogers and 4 others

Chino Hills City Council: Do not sign another long term contract with the Humane Society

Inland Valley Humane Society, our current animal shelter provider, kills hundreds of orphaned, adoptable Chino Hills pets each year. In fact, IVHS killed approximately 74% of the dogs and 86% of the cats that originated in our city in 2012. Our five year contract with IVHS is set to expire very soon. The contract will automatically renew annually allowing time to develop a “No-Kill” strategy. Significant community support exists to study this issue. However, our city manager has communicated his intention to renew for five years, citing “budgetary certainty” as justification for commitment to a long term contract that will surely kill one orphaned pet per day for the next five years. Numerous cities contract with IVHS on an annual basis without negative financial impact. “Budgetary certainty” does not justify indifference to our community’s moral compass.

In an effort to help bring a city-wide "No-Kill alternative" to Chino Hills, we are asking that you help us by signing this petition to send a copy to each of our city council members. Together we can help save the lives of hundreds of pets. 

Letter to
Mayor Peter Rogers
Vice Mayor Ed Graham
Council Member Art Bennett
and 2 others
Council Member Cynthia Moran
Council Member Ray Marquez
As you are aware, Inland Valley Humane Society, our current animal shelter provider, kills hundreds of orphaned, adoptable Chino Hills pets each year. In fact, IVHS killed approximately 74% of the dogs and 86% of the cats that originated in our city in 2012. As your constituent, and a citizen of our city, I find this shocking, deplorable, and unacceptable.

As our leader, it is your solemn responsibility to align the values of our community with the services we pay for. The people of Chino Hills want an alternative to the city’s current and cruel approach to animal sheltering; one that would save pets’ lives and distinguish our city as progressive and truly humane. The “No-Kill alternative” has been successfully adopted by numerous cities and counties within the United States. With brave leadership from you, Chino Hills could join the ranks of other compassionate “No-Kill” communities.

Our five year contract with IVHS is set to expire very soon. The contract will automatically renew annually allowing time to develop a “No-Kill” strategy. Significant community support exists to study this issue. However, our city manager has communicated his intention to renew for five years, citing “budgetary certainty” as justification for commitment to a long term contract that will surely kill one orphaned pet per day for the next five years. Numerous cities contract with IVHS on an annual basis without negative financial impact. “Budgetary certainty” does not justify indifference to our community’s moral compass.

I implore you and the rest of the council not to extend the contract for five years. Please allow our city time to consider a “No-Kill” Alternative. By not signing a long term contract, you send a statement to IVHS that the citizens of Chino Hills are too decent to allow orphaned pets to be killed unnecessarily in our name.
I am certain that your legacy as council member will reflect that you lead our city toward “No-Kill”, creating a more kind and compassionate Chino Hills; not that you valued flawed claims about “budgetary certainty” over the lives of orphaned puppies and kittens.