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Petitioning Georgia State Legislators

Georgia State Legislators: Increase the requirements to become a licensed rescue in Georgia.

Right now it is way too easy to become a licensed rescue in Georgia. Here you can see why we are concerned: http://www.facebook.com/responsibleownersandrescues/photos_stream

Letter to
Georgia State Legislators
Increase the requirements to become a licensed rescue in Georgia.

Currently in the state of Georgia, it is way too easy to become a licensed rescue. Here are the current requirements:
-A pre-license inspection.
-An annual license fee of $100 for up to 20 animals.

Here you can see why we are concerned: http://www.facebook.com/responsibleownersandrescues/photos_stream

The Department of Agriculture (DOA) is overwhelmed and seems to have a difficult time enforcing their own rules. It’s time for stricter guidelines in order to protect animals and ensure their safety. Here are the suggested new guidelines:
-A pre-license inspection
-An annual license fee of $200 for up to 20 animals (and $400 for kennels and pet brokers). This would allow the DOA to hire more officers to enforce codes.
-All rescues should be incorporated.
-They must complete a 2 hour mentoring workshop hosted by a veterinarian and a respected shelter/organization leader.
-They must have a notarized recommendation from a veterinarian every year.
-They must provide proof quarterly that all cats and dogs they adopted out were spayed/neutered before adoption.

If you agree with the additional requirements, above, please let your local state representative know and please sign this petition.

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