Establish & Enforce Laws for Innocent Pets placed in boarding facilities & Vet. Clinics

Establish & Enforce Laws for Innocent Pets placed in boarding facilities & Vet. Clinics

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Carmela Stearns started this petition to Governor of Texas Governor Greg Abbott and

On Saturday, September 18th, 2021, 75 dogs (Family members), needlessly lost their lives due to a fire and smoke inhalation at the Ponderosa Pet "Resort" in Georgetown, Texas. Let's not ignore this and not make these tragic loses be in vain by creating legal and enforceable changes.

The business owners legally, and as posted on their website do not have staff at the facility 24/7 (Overnight). Nor do they have a fire alarm, or fire sprinkler system, or a monitored alarm system in place that would alert safety officials of potential safety concerns: law enforcement or fire department according to officials reports.  The Fire department was alerted to the fire taking place by 911 calls from citizens who were driving by the kennel, once flames could be visibly seen escaping the metal building.  

With today's technology, there is no excuse for not having fire/smoke alarms connected to sprinkler systems, remote monitoring systems, and possibly even doors that open to the outside connecting kennels (having this in place could have saved Lives!).

Additionally, people pay exorbitant amounts of money (see the webpage for costs) and TRUST to have their babies Cared for and Supervised. Yet, not one human being is present for any type of supervision of the facility or beloved pets for many hours (7 p.m., to 7 a.m. Monday through Friday, and even longer on the weekends) throughout the night. Regardless if it is in the Fine Print or not, this is IRRESPONSIBLE of any such facility who charges and has lives in their care and custody, and this Must change.

Law makers, please create and ENFORCE laws to mandate fire safety alarms, sprinkler systems, 24/7 human supervision and care, bi-annual fire and code inspections for said business types, along with other safety measures to significantly reduce the chance of this happening again and prevent further deaths and loses. Please look at changing laws for "Grandfathering" buildings and instead look at when new businesses start and the type of the business in an established building verses the structures age. Additionally, mandate that clients, pet owners can physically view and have access to where their pets are being boarded at verses simply having a video camera set on one area of the facility. THESE ARE LIVES, NOT PROPERTY! Change the Fire Codes to recognize this Now!

The State of Illinois has already put measures in place; Texas and the rest of the United States can and Should expand on their lead and follow suit!

THANK YOU for Your SUPPORT!

GOD BLESS THESE INNOCENT SOULS

(BUNNY Richards,  CLYDE Richards,       SCOUT Shay,                                  SHOES Jaeger,        COASTER Jaeger,     PENNY Sauseda,                        ZANDER Gattey,      GRANGER Gattey,     GRAYCIE Treadway,                          MACK Lamia,        SAMMY Hardt,          ROONEY Rogers,    DEMPSEY Rogers,    LILLY Ellis,              SUNNY Moore,         LOLA Moore,                                    SAMMY Lovelace,     AURELIUS Lovelace,                                                            ACE Manzana,     MOZART Atilano/ Manzana,    GOOSE Quiroz,    CHIPPER Hurd,  TOBY White,        TITAN Taylor,                 PIPER Taylor,            BEARZY Gouthieur,  GIZMO Huckins,   MARGO Hardy,            BUDDY Wright,                RUDY Wright,      ACE Signorelli,      CALI Hewa,                 SADIE Dobel,                  LEON Dobel,    DANA DANE Jordan,            ROCCO Childress,      SAILOR Simmons,        CANELO O'Connor,             ARTEMIS Anderson,      SCARLETT,                      RICKY & EARL,      MAVERICK Kirtley,       TEDDY Rutherford,        ZEKE Ahrens,    MOLLY McLlellan,      PARKER Craddock,    MOTLEY Benefiel,          NASH Lobo,    LOUIE Lobo,                SNOOP DOG Miller,       KONA,         ROXIE BALLARD, 

and MANY. MORE)

AND THEIR FAMILIES!

https://www.kvue.com/mobile/article/news/local/ponderosa-pet-resort-fire-georgetown/269-51dddd4d-e41d-4f0a-89fc-dbf1ee899c01

https://www.facebook.com/Protectingallpets

 

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